Posts Tagged ‘domain lawyer’
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Following a detailed industry panel review, auDA has implemented the recommendations of the 2012 Industry Advisory Panel by publishing Transfers (Change of Registrar of Record) Policy (2013-02).
The policy regulates transfers between auDA Accredited Registrars, and now accommodates bulk transfers between registrars, in order to promote competition.
The new clause 7 of the policy states in part:
The amended policy comes into force today, 31 May 2013.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, credited with founding the internet spoke at an auDA QandA evening at the University of Melbourne last night.
The QandA was moderated by journalist Alan Kohler, among topics of discussion were Sir Tim’s views on data retention and freedom of the internet. When discussing Twitter, Sir Tim described it as “an amplifying medium for things that are emotionally charged“.
He also reiterated the importance of domain names as the “trust mechanism of the internet“.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has completed its prioritisation draw for new GTLD (top level) domains.
The draw will determine the order for release of evaluation results for 1930 new GTLD applications, such as .christmas and .lawyer.
This process now brings new GTLDs even closer to release with a July 2013 release for some GTLDs becoming a reality.
In the draw .melbourne was drawn as one of the top 10 cities, a list which included Tokyo and Paris. While Fiat Epson and Omega topping the list of brand names.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
As a result of the 2010 Names Policy Panel Report, auDA has implemented some of the Panel’s recommendations with the introduction of the new 2012-04 Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs and 2012-05 Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs.
The main changes involve the revocation of the Monetisation Policy, with rules around monetisation now being incorporated into the new policy, and specifying with more clarity as to how registrants can use domains for monetisation. The changes to policy also broaden the eligibility basis for .id.au domain names to now allow, individuals to register these domains for personal interests or hobbies.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Cooper Mills Director, and Domain Name Lawyer, Erhan Karabardak was yesterday elected to the board of auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd), the Australian regulator of .au domain names.
The election was held at the auDA AGM in Sydney.
The board election also saw the appointment of Stuart Benjamin, Cheryl Langdon Orr and Joe Manariti.
Saturday, October 13th, 2012
In spirited bidding in today’s Netfleet auction, credit.com.au sold for $18,190.00.
The purchaser was Bob Olea. The domain was formerly owned by National Credit Insurance (Brokers) Pty Ltd - http://www.nci.com.au/.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Australian Company Pixel Capital Pty Ltd has announced that it has purchased Accommodation.com and Accommodation.co.uk for USD$528,000.
It is reported that the sale is one of the largest domain acquisitions in 2012, and provides Pixel Capital with a strategic platform on which to build a global accommodation business aimed at supporting charity. Pixel Capital’s founder Roland Bleyer said:
Pixel Capital previously acquired premium domain name creditcard.com.au for $USD160,000 in 2009.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
auDA, the Australian Domain Name regulator has called for public comment on its draft Accountability and Transparency Framework.
The draft framework arose from the independent review into auDA’s governance in a 2011 review by Westlake Consulting.
For those interested in reviewing the draft framework and submitting comment it can be found here.
Submissions close on 31 July 2012.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
ICANN has today published the list of new GTLD applications, in the shadow of a process that was plagued with embarrassing IT failures.
There were 1930 applications from a variety of interested parties including large corporates like Microsoft and Nike, to governments such as the Victorian and NSW Governments. Over 300 of those applications came from the Asia Pacific region. The applications were to obtain the rights to operate extensions such as .nike and .poker, which is touted as the biggest GTLD release ever.
ICANN originally opened up the application process on 12 January 2012 and closed it on 30 May 2012 – parties who have applied for new extensions such as .lawyer and .pizza will go through an auction process to determine who will ultimately be given the rights to these new extensions.
The most competitive applications for extensions include:
Australia also had its fair share of applicants in the $180,000 odd application process, including Australia Post, the AFL, Bond University and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
The close of applications also sees the introduction of an objection period where rights holders such as trade mark owners can object to applications.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Following a heated public auction on Netfleet, creditcards.net.au sold for a new record of $22,002 (plus GST) today, 3 February 2012.
In what is the highest reported .net.au domain name sale, creditcards.net.au was sold in an expired domain auction. The domain name was acquired by an Australian domain investor.
This sale is positive for both domain investors and small business owners who hold generic domain names.