domain names

Are you ready for the flood of new gTLDs?

Written on 03 July, 2014 by Georgia Leaker

How many domain extensions do you currently offer your customers? Of course you sell .com, .com.au and probably .net and .net.au. But beyond that, what else do you offer and how many of each do you sell? .com and .com.au have always ruled in the Australian market, but that’s all... Read more

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2013 ICANN RAA impacts

Written on 02 June, 2014 by Michael Chidgey

On June 27th 2013 ICANN released the latest version of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The RAA according to ICANN is supposed to enhance and solidify the competition between gTLD ( generic top level domain) registrars while clarifying the responsibilities of the registrar and the rights of the registrants. The... Read more

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Why domain auto renewal is useful

Written on 20 December, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

You already understand the importance of a domain name: you run your business exclusively online and customers wouldn't be able to reach you without it. So what would happen if you lost your domain name to a competitor because you didn't check your email and the expiry date passed? Or... Read more

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Six ways to get your business ready for the holiday season

Written on 19 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Come the end of the year, website traffic can sometimes take a dive as people are busy with other things. A little effort in the right places however will boost your sales and traffic during the holidays. Here are six ways to boost your bottom line this season. 1. Holiday... Read more

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Why wholesale and what services can I resell?

Written on 13 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Almost every company has a website these days, and many will have multiple domains registered – some with their core site and a number of different top-level domains, others with different sites for different purposes. Many web design agencies and IT companies are cashing in on this by reselling domains... Read more

Categories: Domains, General Wholesale, Hosting | Tags: domain names, resell, web hosting

ICANN’s New gTLD November 2013 Update

Written on 06 December, 2013 by Michael Chidgey

Following on from our initial article posted about ICANN working through the initial reviewing of 1930 new gTLD domain extension applications[1]. ICANN has moved quickly and there has been a large amount of headway made in the release of the new gTLDs.  Some quick stats for ICANNs new gTLD program:... Read more

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Should .au WHOIS information be more open?

Written on 28 November, 2013 by Kim Lowton

Domains ending in .au currently have limited data available via WHOIS lookups, especially when you compare the results with other domain extensions. If you do a WHOIS lookup on a domain ending in .com or .nz, you can see full contact data for a domain and it’s contacts including expiry... Read more

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Give a little, get a lot

Written on 30 August, 2013 by Fleur Filmer

In business, the age old adage of Givers Gain most certainly still rings true today. Technology has made the world infinitely smaller, has created exponentially more global businesses and has increased our touchpoints with our customers; the end users tenfold. Expectations on small business are far more onerous – business... Read more

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.AU aftermarket: Add value for your clients

Written on 24 June, 2013 by Fleur Filmer

Regardless of whether your client is an established business or just starting out – a premium domain name is one of the biggest assets within their business. Many business owners are unaware that their dream name may be only a few clicks away regardless of whether it is already registered... Read more

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New gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse

Written on 29 April, 2013 by Michael Chidgey

The rollout of new generic top level domains gTLDs (link to overview article) will start in the second half of 2013. Part of the rollout plan includes a sunrise period where existing trademark holders can apply to pre-register relevant extensions of their trademark to protect their intellectual property rights. If... Read more

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