Control Over '.org.au' Domains Takes New Turn
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Independent Australian domain name registrar NetRegistry has acted on what it calls "unacceptable service levels" and offered to take over management of the '.org.au' domain name space.
NetRegistry said it wants to streamline the application process for '.org.au' names, which is currently managed by the .au Domain Administration (auDA).
According to NetRegistry's own calculations, the average approval time for a '.org.au' name is 25 days, and 21 per cent of applications are drifting in the limbo between acceptance and rejection.
The company maintained it could cut this approval time down to a "guaranteed" two working days.
The auDA has not yet responded to NetRegistry's offer.