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auDA reveals cut-off date for 2LD priority

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has revealed how old your domain has to be to qualify for priority registration of the matching second-level .au domain. If you registered your current domain before February 4, 2018, you will get “category 1” priority. Names registered after that are considered “category 2”. The categories will come into play […]

#OGIO : Ballsy Aussie keeps #domain after #UDRP fails on technicalities

A ballsy Australian domainer gets to keep the domain, after a UDRP was triggered by a series of increasingly challenging events. Confident of its strong international brand and Australian trademarks, Ogio International Inc, filed a UDRP in order to reclaim the domain. The Complainant operates from But lets rewind the clock back to […]

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auDA chair racks off after just 18 months

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has lost its chair, again. Chris Leptos quit abruptly, for undisclosed reasons, earlier this week. He’d been in the job since November 2017, when he replaced Stuart Benjamin, who had resigned shortly before facing a no-confidence vote from members. Leptos himself survived a similar attempted ousting last July, despite losing the […]