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Second-level .au names delayed

Kevin Murphy, August 21, 2019, 18:38:33 (UTC), Domain Registries

If you’re champing at the bit to grab yourself some second-level .au domain names, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.

Australian ccTLD manager auDA said today that it is delaying the controversial release by three months, to give it more time to carry out public outreach.

In a statement, interim chair Suzanne Ewart said that “it is critically important that the changes are widely understood, backed by an education program and supported by robust business processes throughout industry.”

The original plan had been to been to make 2LDs available in a staggered manner starting at some point in the fourth quarter. The delay will push the release into 2020.

The proposed launch has been controversial among the domain investment part of the auDA membership, which largely believes that it could lead to confusion with the existing three-level structure of the .au space.

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Comments (1)

  1. Snoopy says:

    auDA is listing in the wind, no CEO, no Chair and all of auDA’s turmoil relates back to the decision to bring in direct .au registrations.

    Expect the place to implode further if they keep trying to make major changes.

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