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Australia’s ccTLD To Allow Direct Registrations

Australia’s country code (ccTLD) will allow “direct” registrations in the .au ccTLD in the future. Following on from a consultation process last year, the board of auDA has announced their intention to update the domain registration policy to allow people and organisations to register .au domain names. Up until now you could register under, […]

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#NetMundial Releases Final Statement

Over the past couple of days NetMundial has been taking place in Brazil. From what those of us following the event from afar can gather the meetings ran late into the night. This evening the final statement (document) was released. It’s a compromise, obviously, and has “rough consensus”. Here it is in full: NetMundial Final […]

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Tracking #Netmundial via Twitter

If you’re not in Brazil this week for the NetMundial meeting you might be following it remotely. So out of interest I decided to check the stats on the more popular hashtag people are using on Twitter, ie. #netmundial Over the past 24 hours the level of activity has been pretty impressive according to TweetReach: […]

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(Dot)Joburg Explained

As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of “geo” and “city” new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require “presence” in the region or city, while others are going to be fully “open”. Neil Dundas, who is involved with the .joburg registry as well as that of .africa, […]

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