Posts Tagged ‘domain name 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.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
Global internet regulator ICANN has announced that it has now approved the new GTLD .melbourne, making it one of the first new Australian GTLD applications to be approved.
All new GLTD need to pass an evaluation process before approval. The approval of .melbourne brings this new GTLD a step closer to going live.
The Victorian Government has not yet announced what the cost or eligibility criteria will be for the new extension, but it is anticipated that registration will only be open to businesses with a physical presence in Melbourne, Victoria.
Following a successful tender process Melbourne based ARI Registry Services won the tender to provide registry services for .melbourne. ARI Registry Services is part of the Ausregistry Group who provide registry services for .au domains.
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, 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.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
According to recent figures released by .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) the .au domain space regulator, there are now over 2.5million .au domain names that have been registered.
The growth is staggering considering it was March 2011 when the 2 million mark was reached.
auDA says that 86% of all .au domain name registrations are in the .com.au.
According to auDA:
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.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Ausregistry and auDA have released a report from Deloitte Access Economics, which identifies the economic contribution of the .au domain industry at $475 million, just short of half a billion dollars.
The report is the first of its kind dedicated to assessing the economic impact of the .au domain space. The report examined a number of different issues including the employment created by the .au name space. The report states that total full time equivalent positions of 4,330 exist.
The report also provides useful registrant data, for example 53% of all .au domain names are registered by companies and 14% by sole traders, while 80% of all .au domain names were registered by registrants located in major Australian cities, predominantly on the eastern seaboard.
A copy of the report is available here.