Domain names


A change in Australia's web rules would open up the .au space

8:19PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 |  If you want to register an Australian web address, your options may be about to change due to a review of domain name policy that is currently underway.

Big names set to dominate new domains

1:58PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 |  An advertising expert says small businesses need to decide whether they can justify the cost of the new domain name regime, which will open up to include company names and brands as of this week.

Domain name start-up Winged Media gets $3 million Carnegie Innovation Fund backing

11:56PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Winged Media, a domain name trading start-up, has pulled off a $3 million investment deal with the Carnegie Innovation Fund, for a minority stake in the business, said to be “less than 10%.”

Don’t let your domain name registration expire

9:36PM | Friday, 16 September 2011 |  There would be nothing – I repeat nothing – worse than waking up one day and finding that one of your rivals now owns your web address. So get on the case!

Five steps to get your web strategy started

9:33PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Once you’ve got a plan of attack for your web strategy, it’s time to start putting it into action. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

Groupon scraps Stardeals brand after winning Aussie domain

8:42PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  Groupon’s Stardeals brand will be discontinued after the company announced it has switched over to the domain, ending an eight-month battle with bitter rival Scoopon.

Groupon, Scoopon settle out of court over battle for local trademark, domain name

7:45PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 |  The Groupon and Scoopon legal battle has come to an end, with the two companies agreeing to settle out of court for the ownership of the Groupon trademark and Australian URL.

The rise and fall of domain name keywords

6:45PM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 |  In the last couple of years, we've seen businesses rush to grab domain names that match the keywords they are targeting for their business. BY WAI HONG FONG.

Top-level domain name change gets go-ahead, but start-up benefits limited

6:59PM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 |  Companies and organisations can now choose their own internet domain names after the peak naming authority confirmed its plans to introduce a top-level domain program, although the price is set to be out of the reach of many start-ups.

Entrepreneurs primed for domain name opportunity

5:26PM | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 |  The looming introduction of a new domain name regime will “open the floodgates” for entrepreneurs keen to take a slice of the $5 billion industry, the CEO of a wholesale domain provider has claimed.