domain names

Written on 29 June, 2015 by Cameron Van Ryn

ICANN propose privacy rule change ICANN, the regulatory body which oversees the registration of .com and .net domains, have asked for public comment after releasing a potential policy change for domain privacy services. The report proposes that domain names with associated commercial websites will no longer be able to utilise a privacy service to prevent... Read more
Categories: Domains, News | Tags: domain names, security

Written on 27 May, 2015 by Brett Fenton

Why we should have anything .au? Let’s face it, the policies and rules for .au domain names are confusing, arbitrary and burden the industry and users alike with pointless red-tape. Our current system of names is nothing more than a cut and paste job based on the US-centric top levels created by Robert Elz nearly 30... Read more
Categories: Domains | Tags: .au domain name, auda, domain names

Written on 17 December, 2014 by Jessica O'Brien

From Cyberspace to your place: The new gTLD real estate that you need to be ready to move into gTLD-WHAT? gTLD stands for Generic Top-Level Domain. You can find gTLDs at the end of a URL string. The most well-known gTLD is .com, although you are likely familiar with others such as .net and .org.   gTLD-WHY? The internet’s domain-name real estate portfolio has been exponentially boosted by the... Read more
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Written on 21 August, 2014 by Verity Meagher

What you need to know about .melbourne Always wished you could have a location-targeted, unique domain name? The recent rollout of the new gTLD (generic top-level domain) .melbourne could be just the opportunity you were hoping for. The new selection of domain extensions hitting the market offers businesses an unprecedented chance to craft unique domain names. Replacing more typical... Read more
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Written on 03 July, 2014 by Georgia Leaker

New gTLDs are taking the web by storm Over the next few years, hundreds of new domain extensions are going to flood the market. This will allow you to register everything from .language to .sale to .vodka. The change will open up new opportunities to register your business in a more personalised way. For instance, if you are... Read more
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Written on 22 May, 2014 by Michael Chidgey

2013 ICANN RAA impacts On June 27th 2013 ICANN released the latest version of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The RAA according to ICANN is supposed to enhance and solidify the competition between gTLD ( generic top level domain) registrars while clarifying the responsibilities of the registrar and the rights of the registrants.  The... Read more
Categories: Domains | Tags: domain names, gtld domains, icann

Written on 20 December, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

Peace of mind with domain auto renewal Your domain name is a major part of your brand in the online world we now inhabit. It is your customer's first port of call when they want information about you or your products and is the first piece of information they seek to remember when they see or hear... Read more
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Written on 17 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

What is domain protection? Each domain name is registered for a set amount of time, normally on a yearly basis with .au domains registered for a minimum 2 years, and it's up to the person who registered it to renew it to keep the website and associated e-mail accounts live. If that doesn't happen,... Read more
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Written on 07 December, 2013 by Verity Meagher

Five tips for choosing a domain name While it's not impossible to change your domain name, it can be costly for your business as well as your clients. Getting your domain name right the first time can often be the difference between a good site and a great one. 1. Make it easy to remember To make... Read more
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Written on 22 October, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Protecting your brand online Everyone wants the perfect dot-com web address, but often businesses don’t think any further than that. If you don’t register multiple domain extensions for your chosen domain, you may actually be harming your business and brand online. Domain hijacking Unscrupulous internet businesses, hackers and spammers often use common or popular... Read more
Categories: Domains, Marketing, Small Business | Tags: brand, domain names