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Aussies to apply for four geo-TLDs

Kevin Murphy, October 19, 2011, 08:29:40 (UTC), Domain Registries

The Australian state governments of New South Wales and Victoria have put out a tender for a registry provider for up to four new top-level domains.

They want to apply to ICANN next year for geographic gTLDs including .victoria, .sydney, .melbourne and possibly .nsw, according to the RFP.

The new gTLDs would be self-funded commercial ventures, with some names reserved for public use, it says. Revenue would be shared between the government and the operator.

If a local presence is taken into account then ARI Registry Services, which recently changed its name from AusRegistry International to dilute the perception that it was too Australia-focused, could be considered a likely front-runner for the gigs.

The tender closes November 15.

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Comments (1)

  1. up.biz says:

    Geographical .gTLDs .victoria, .sydney, .melbourne doesn’t seem to good to go.. Lets see what change they will make in Aus. domaining industry

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