Monthly Archives: July 2017

auDA SGM Webinar Details Update

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our webinar software. We are hoping to get this rectified. In the meantime, we have moved the meeting to another meeting ID, please visit https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting and enter 55… Continue reading

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Special General Meeting (SGM) proceeds

auDA informs members the Special General Meeting (SGM) will proceed as scheduled.Date:         Monday 31 July 2017Time:        10:30amVenue:      Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC Continue reading

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Statement from auDA Chair Stuart Benjamin

Today I have taken a very difficult decision to stand aside from my role as Independent Chair of auDA three months before the expiry of my term as an Independent Director.I have reached the view that there is no possible positive outcome for the organi… Continue reading

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Policy Review Panel Chair

The auDA Board are pleased to announce the appointment of John Swinson, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) as the Chair of the Policy Review Panel (PRP). Mr Swinson was selected from a diverse pool of respondents to the call for Expressions of … Continue reading

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Registry Transformation Project: Evaluation of REOI and next steps

The auDA Registry Transformation Project (RTP) Evaluation Committee have now completed a thorough review of responses to the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI). This process commenced in line with recommendation 1A (e) of the 2012 Industry Advi… Continue reading

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Domain Name Sales Activity – 10th July to 23rd July

The last fortnight saw a great range of domains up for grabs, with over $20,000 secured from the sale of 6 premium names. Descriptive keywords were the names of choice, but a couple of these also doubled up as powerful acronyms. Emerging as a clear winner and standout name, iv.com.au was registered for a total of $11,599.45.Often used in its shorthand format for the longer term intravenous therapy, “iv” is a fairly stable search term with modest levels of interest over time. A name of this variety would have significant appeal to end users in the medical profession, but also […] Continue reading

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auDA and APTLD commit to assist Timor-Leste in a ground-breaking capacity building project in the Pacific region

auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) together with the Government of Timor-Leste and APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) are today pleased to announce the signing of a ground-breaking joint venture between the parties. Together, these thr… Continue reading

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auDA Special General Meeting: Statement and Recommendation from the auDA Board

On 16 June 2017, auDA received a valid request from more than 5% of its members to call a special general meeting as per Section 249D of the Corporations Act.The SGM has been called for Monday 31 July at 10.30 at the Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman Street … Continue reading

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Business and Consumer Tips – 1.2 Gone Phishing

Operating online can open up a world of opportunities for businesses and individuals. But it can also open up users to a world of risk. auDA’s Director Technology, Security and Strategy Rachael Falk discusses one of the most common methods criminals us… Continue reading

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Domain Name Sales Activity – 12th June to 9th July

The start of a new financial year has brought a few buyers out of the traps, after the weeks leading up to the end of the previous financial year were subdued in terms of activity. Nonetheless, 4 premium domain names were recently sold for above $1k. As always, we bring to you our thoughts and observations on these sales. It was a three letter acronym which topped the leading sellers. The name was rmg.com.au, which was registered for a total price of $3,211.95. In what appears to be a very business savvy purchase, the name has been acquired by Regional […] Continue reading

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