Tag Archives: Australia

TLD Updates: eeID for Estonia, .SPA GA Launch, UK-IGF, Registrar Applications for .LB, .KZ and .CAT Birthdays and auDA Foundation Applications Open

The Estonian Internet Foundation, the .ee registry, Estonian Internet Foundation, has launched a simple three-in-one personal identification service.

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Australia installs first space laser optical ground station in southern hemisphere

Recently, my colleagues and I swung a half-tonne telescope onto the roof of the physics building at the University of Western Australia.

For a tense moment, my career hung from a crane hook.

The telescope is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and represents a new generation of space communications using lasers.

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Australian High Court finds media outlets are responsible for Facebook comments in Dylan Voller defamation case

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal by some of the country’s biggest media outlets including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, finding they are the publishers of third-party comments on their Facebook pages.

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TLD Updates: .ABUDHABI Launches, Is auDA Fit For Purpose?

Abu Dhabi, the capital and second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates, has launched it’s very own new gTLD – .abudhabi. It is now considered to be the official domain name of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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After Six Years of Deliberations, Second Level .AU Registrations Are Coming In 2022

It only took six years from one of those now defunct policy advisory groups, a Names Policy Panel, recommended it, but auDA has finally gotten around to announcing a definitive launch of second level .au domain names. They’re coming in March 2022.

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TLD Update: Verisign Second Quarter Results, Q&A With Tom Kleiber, SWITCH’s new MD, SWITCH Appoints Data Protection Officer, China Aims For 700m Users Of IPv6-Based Services By 2023, Registry.si Publishes 5-Year Strategic Guidelines, auDA Consults On 2021-25 Proposed Strategy, .NL Releases Name Suggestion Tool

Verisign ended the second quarter of 2021 with 170.6 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 5.2% increase in 12 months, and a net increase of 2.59 million during the second quarter of 2021, according to the company’s second quarter 201 results.

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Undersea cables bring Pacific nations online, but there are concerns China is trying to tap in

Across the Pacific, undersea cables weave between island nations, bringing them online and, in some cases, connecting them to Australia, but some governments fear this interconnectivity comes with risk.

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Apple, Google app stores could face stricter regulation if changes not made, ACCC warns

[Reuters] Australia’s competition watchdog says stricter regulation may be required to address the significant market power app stores owned by Alphabet’s Google and Apple have if they do not take steps to assuage concerns.

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A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

China fined the internet giant Alibaba a record $2.8 billion this month for anticompetitive practices, ordered an overhaul of its sister financial company and warned other technology firms to obey Beijing’s rules.

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