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.au domain names

From 24 March 2022 registration of .au domain names will be open to persons and entities with a verifiable Australian presence as set out in the eligibility criteria in the .au Licensing Rules. It will then be open: to apply to register new .au names that are not already registered in any existing .au name […]

Trademark Lawyer Sydney – Changes to AU Domain Names

New rules for the .au ccTLD come into effect on 12 April 2021.These include changes to licensing rules with eligibility criteria requiring an Australian presence. All relevant .au domain names registered or renewed on or after this date will be subject to the new licensing rules. The changes will not apply to the proposed .au […]

Trademark Lawyers Australia – Proposal to expand .au domain name registration

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the authority responsible for .au domain names, has issued  draft recommendations which include a proposal to allow Australian entities and individuals to register domain names directly under .au to permit names which are shorter, more appealing and more memorable. At present, registration is permissible only as .au second level domains […]

Trademark Lawyers Australia – The evolving world of domain names

The options for registering domain names are continually expanding and there is a suite of tools for resolving disputes. The release of new global top level domains (gTLDs) is now well underway and it is expected this program will add over 1,000 new domains. Details can be found on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names […]