Posts Tagged ‘domain name regulation’
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Domain Name regulator auDA and .au Registry operator Ausregistry today announced that Australia had 2 million .au domain names.
This is a historic achievement which places the .au domain space into the top ten domain name registrations internationally.
AusRegistry’s CEO Adrian Kinderis said:
Despite the massive growth in the number of domain name registrations, Australia remains one of the most regulated domain name spaces, putting it at odds with other jurisdictions such as Germany and the USA.
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
After an 11 year process, ICANN has signed a historic agreement with the US Department of Commerce, which affirms its role as the supreme manager of the global domain name system.
In 1998 ICANN was set up by the US Government under the oversight of the US Government. Although sometimes controversial and subject to debate, ICANN has managed to successfully guide the global domain name system. ICANN’s most recent meeting was held in Sydney, and was attended by industry participants including Cooper Mills Lawyers.
According to ICANN:
The full text of the Affirmation between ICANN and the US Department of Commerce is available here.
Whilst this is a historic step it is not likely to affect business as usual at ICANN. This Agreement comes at an important time with the introduction of IPV6 and new TLDs among, the host of other challenges facing ICANN.