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Who Gets What: Key Principles of .au Domain Name Allocation

The rules determining who can register what .au domain names follow some key principles which help ensure the .au namespace is accessible, equitable and trustworthy.These principles and how they govern what domain names you can register underpin .au’s … Continue reading

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What You Buy When You Buy a Domain Name (Licence)

Most people, when they talk about them at all, talk about buying “domain names”. However, referring to them like this  – and we’re sometimes guilty of it too – isn’t correct.We should be referring to domain name licences.While it seems like a minor tec… Continue reading

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Why it’s important to keep your registrant data up to date

auDA’s compliance team often receive panicked calls from businesses whose website and emails have stopped working because their domain name licence has expired.For many businesses, this is a genuine crisis.All too often, this is the result of renewal n… Continue reading

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Registry Transformation Project Update

You may have seen last December we announced Afilias had been appointed as the new .au registry operator. It’s one of the biggest changes in the history of .au.The Registry Transformation Project goals include:further enhancing the trust in the .au nam… Continue reading

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New Australasian Digital Cities Index will rank top cities for digital entrepreneurs

auDA is proud to announce it is funding the first phase of the Australasian Digital Cities Index.The Australasian Digital Cities Index, run by the Pearcey Centre for Innovative Industry Economic Research, will rank cities across Australia and New Zeala… Continue reading

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Business and Consumer Tips 1.3: The Importance of Backing Up

Imagine this: your computer has just crashed, turned off with no explanation. You turn it back on only to discover your operating system won’t boot — perhaps the hard drive has failed, or perhaps malicious software has infected your computer, corruptin… 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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Root Zone KSK Rollover

One of the internet’s most vital pieces of security infrastructure will soon be updated for the first time: ICANN is changing the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK), a cryptographic key pair that helps ensure web users reach legitimate websites and are no… Continue reading

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Business and Consumer Tips – 1.1 Incidents: When Disaster Strikes, Be Prepared

The recent incident suffered with one of our registrars was a timely reminder that things can go wrong in the digital world. Regardless of your hosting provider or domain registrar, digital disaster can strike at any time, so it pays to have plans in p… Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the CEO at auDA

To our members: On behalf of the auDA staff and executive team, I’d like to welcome everyone back with fresh enthusiasm for 2017. We took a short break between Christmas and New Year, but have been working hard since then on our organisational restruct… Continue reading

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