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Understanding the WHOIS Search Service

One of the common features available to domain registrants all around the world is the WHOIS search service. The service, operated as a separate repository for each geographical location, is akin to a localised registry for domains. Behind the functional operation of the local service is AusRegistry, who administer and maintain the system on behalf of all users. More specifically, registrants’ details are collected by their respective registrar, who then pass the data onto AusRegistry. Users may look up the contact details of a domain name registrant which they are interested in. In a local context, this includes all the […]

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Keeping Your Domain Name Secure

In today’s day and age, where cyber security is becoming an increasingly attentive point for business owners and operators around the world, it’s important that domain registrants take the necessary measures to keep their domain name secure. While we often think of business security being restricted to financial integrity and the physical premises of an establishment, the effect of a domain name falling into the wrong hands can have a profound impact – even if only for a short period of time! The problem isn’t just restricted to big-name brands either, with the rationale behind such incidents often attributable to […]

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Watch out, that Domain Name Misspelling Could be Costly

While there is a commonly accepted list of domain names that users are prevented from registering, there is also another list to pay attention to. You see, the au Domain Administration published the Prohibition on Misspellings Policy back in 2008. This policy seeks to “preserve the integrity of the .au domain space by discouraging ‘’typosquatting’’, where a person deliberately registers a misspelling of a popular name in order to divert trade or traffic”. While the policy’s intent has been met with favour from large businesses who already own their primary domain name, many smaller businesses and individuals are often left […]

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Domain Registrations: Patience Doesn’t Necessarily Pay Off

We’ve heard it countless times over the years. Individuals are reluctant to spend a little bit more to secure their domain early through our drop catching service. Our catching service allows users to nominate the domain they are looking for, before our technology takes over and catches it as soon as it expires (with a 94% success rate). Instead, many people are prepared to risk it by waiting. They say: “I want the domain but I think I’ll take my chances and register it later!” In a passive market, this wouldn’t be an issue. However, the industry for domain names […]

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Domain Eligibility: Can I Really Make it Mine?

In recent weeks we’ve looked into the details surrounding the availability and selection of domain names. However, in some instances, business owners and domainers may find themselves in a position where, despite a domain being available, they are ineligible to use it. On this point, it’s also important to distinguish that purchasing a domain name does not transfer the asset itself. Instead, an individual effectively ‘leases’ the rights to use the name for a certain period. How then, can individuals establish if they are eligible to use a particular name? Well, this has been established by the .au Domain Administration […]

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Domain Pointing: Why Two Names are Better than One

Last time, we brought you everything you needed to know about choosing a TLD, and the importance of having a .com.au domain. In our piece, we suggested that web owners and domainers with a preference for .net.au domains should, at the very least, acquire and point the .com.au equivalent towards the aforementioned site. But in doing so, among those who are new to domain names, we often hear the same concerns raised by worried business owners: “Everybody knows me by my current domain! I don’t want to change!” Sure, at first it might seem like the prospect of all that […]

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Portfolio Holder Report by AusRegistry

In September, Netfleet along with the other 38 .au accredited registrars were invited to the AusRegistry Registrar Conference on the Gold Coast. It was the first attendance for Netfleet having recently been accredited, and was a superb opportunity to meet representatives from all the registrars that have helped build and continue to build the .au domain space. One of the many highlights for us was the presentation on Portfolio Holders, and with AusRegistrys permission we have been able to publish it here.   AR consider a “Portfolio Holder” to be a registrant who owns over 50 domain names, of course […]

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