Author Archives: Domain Name Junction

New auDA Board

A new auDA Board has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by directors retiring at this year’s AGM. The new auDA Board will take their seats on 15 November 2019, following the auDA AGM to be held on 14 November 2019. In an announcement, auDA published details of the new board. The new board […] Continue reading

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More Content Coming Soon

We have taken a short break from writing for a while but will soon be back with domain industry news and features.
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Money.com.au takes top spot

Money.com.au changed hands not to long ago, and in the process took top spot in global reported ccTLD and Australian sales at $400,000 (in the last 12 months). Money.com.au is a premium single word domain with huge potential in the finance niche. The domain was purchased by finance industry veteran Shaun McGowan who has the […] Continue reading

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Domain Name Hijacking Takes a new approach

CNN is reporting an attempted domain name hijacking at gun point. According to a CNN report a social media influencer convinced his cousin to break into the home of a domain name owner and threaten him at gun point in order to obtain a transfer of the domain name. The Court heard that the suspect […] Continue reading

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auDA Responds to Final PRP Report

Following an extensive policy review process started in 2017, the auDA Policy Review Panel (PRP) handed down its final report last month. Today auDA responded to the report ruling out the most contentious elements of the PRP final report, and calling for public comment on its response. As part of its response to the PRP […] Continue reading

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auDRP Panel Slaps Down Generic Term Claim

A three member WIPO panel has found in favour of the Respondent who registered the generic word makegood.com.au, and found that the Complainant had engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Background The dispute revolved around the domain makegood.com.au which is a commonly used and descriptive term, which indicates the process of reinstating a premises […] Continue reading

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PRP Submission Due Soon

auDA’s PRP has released its final report for public consultation. There are significant changes proposed, so it is essential that the PRP and the auDA Board hear from relevant stakeholders. The official statement from the auDA Website is below: The PRP strongly encourages the Australian Internet community to read the PRP’s recommendations and submit their […] Continue reading

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Interview with Macit Tuna

Macit Tuna is the Co-founder of Dofo.com & DNDisputes.com. Dofo.com is a free search engine for domain names. You can search among more than 350 million registered domain names in seconds and find 40 million domain names on sale. DNDisputes.com is a free search engine for domain name disputes. DNJ: What gave you the idea […] Continue reading

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New TLDs in decline

Most people intuitively know that most new TLDs (top level domains) are crap. Spruikers often point to outlier sales but the reality is there has been no significant adoption of new TLDs by end users (which explains why ICANN were all too happy to let applicants for new extensions go to town with their imaginations). […] Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings

Thank you to all our readers for a great 2018. We will be back in 2019 with more industry news and information. Wishing you a safe and prosperous new year!

DNJ
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