Monthly Archives: August 2017

Registry Transformation Project Release of Request for Tender

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) today is pleased to announce the release of its Request for Tender (RFT) documentation to select a provider to deliver an outsourced registry operation, based on auDA’s technical specifications, by July 2018.The… Continue reading

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Domain Name Summary – 14th August to 27th August

A variety of names featured among our notable sales in the second half of the month, with four more names making the grade to be considered premium domains. These sales included a service keyword domain, an acronym, a descriptive business name, and a brandable domain. Keep reading to learn more about the domains in question. Taking the honours in this edition of our sales report was financialplanners.com.au, which was acquired for a total fee of $8,385.25. Finance oriented names are quite popular among our client base, usually because of the appeal they hold to a range of high profile end […] Continue reading

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Draft Registry Technical Specification now Available for Comment

The Draft Registry Technical Specification for the Registry Transformation Project is now available for public comment. The new draft technical specification updates the last technical specification published as part of the 2005 tender process. The RTP… Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for Demand Class Director

The auDA Board is seeking nominations, including from its demand class membership, for the Demand Class Director casual vacancy resulting from the resignation of Dr Michaella Richards.As the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .a… Continue reading

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Domain Name Summary – 7th August to 13th August

Although the value of this week’s premium domain sales wasn’t up to the pace of past weeks, there were still another 4 names to add to our growing tally. We’ve now surpassed $60,000 in sales since July 1st, with this figure not including the countless names sold for under $1,000 a piece. Let’s look at the latest additions. A very specific domain leads recent sales from last week, as stumpgrinding.com.au was registered for a total of $2,359.45. Stump grinding refers to the practice of using a power tool to chip away at the stump of a tree in the ground […] Continue reading

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2017 auDA Board Minutes and Agendas now on Website

As noted in the Board Communique last Thursday 3 August 2017 and consistent with our commitment to our members, we have reinstated the 2017 Board Minutes (up until June 2017, with subsequent Board Minutes to be posted in due course) and agendas. They c… Continue reading

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Domain Name Summary – 24th July to 6th August

With another fortnight of strong sales, we once again notched up over $20,000 in premium domain name sales. In fact, since the beginning of the new financial year, premium domain sales have topped $54,000. If you were ever in need of a sign that the domain market is well and truly alive, this should reinforce the point. Turning our attention back to the names from the last fortnight, and it was a financial domain which took out the honours. Perhaps spotting the opportunity with regards to the current tax ‘season’, LKN Accounting Group Pty Ltd snapped up onlinetaxreturn.com.au. The final […] Continue reading

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Call for Expressions of Interest for the Policy Review Panel

auDA is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified individuals to join the Policy Review Panel (‘the Panel’) for a 12 month period. The Panel will examine and make recommendations on the implementation of Direct Registration and policy ref… Continue reading

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