Afilias Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias plc, has been appointed to provide registry services for the .au domain from 1 July 2018 as part of auDA’s Registry Transformation Project.
On Saturday 30th June 2018 the .au registry will undergo maintenance as part of the transition from Ausregistry to Afilias as the new registry operator. This will affect all registrars worldwide with .au domains.
The maintenance period is scheduled for 8:00am AEST, Saturday 30 June 2018 until 8:00pm AEST, Sunday 1 July 2018.
We now have more of new generic domain names (gTLD) to offer. Some of the newest domain names added are .website, .cloud and .love. And we now have country top level domains such as .uk (United Kingdom), .ca (Canada), .hk (Hong Kong) and more. For a full list of domains and prices goto Register a Domain.
You may have seen discussions recently regarding the proposal by auDA (the .au domain administrators) to simplify the Australian domain space by allowing businesses to register domain names directly in the second level, for example as companyname.au instead of companyname.com.au.
The introduction of direct .au registrations would have a number of benefits for Australian businesses, including: