Changes to domain name management
3 July 2018
On the 1st July 2018 the .au name space was transferred to a new registry.
The migration involved the transfer of 3.1 million domain names to a new registry and national domain name infrastructure.
auDA the governing body of domain names in Australia believe the change will facilitate .au domain names seeing:
- faster response times
- increased resilience
- increased security
Moving forward this change will mean that .com.au, net.au, org.au, id.au, asn.au, edu.au, and gov.au names will be able to be registered for between one and five years (instead of the usual minimum of 2 years).
Some cost savings are expected to flow through with registrations and renewals - overall Web Prophets customers can expect at least a 10% reduction in renewal costs.