Just when you thought is was safe to go back into the water....
Our more regular readers will be well aware of the dramas that have been occurring in the domain name registration and renewal marketplace over the last 18 months or so. We commented in last month's edition how relieved we were that the Internet Name Group (which also trades under a variety of other names) had gone into administration, never again to terrorise poor domain name holders with letters telling them they have to renew for rates more than 50% above market rate.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". (George Santayana).
Now there is another company, known as Net Register (not related to the legitimate Net Registry). These deceptive people wrote a letter out to domain name holders containing dire warnings about the death of the Internet Name Group/Protection and its implications for the 2124 licence holders who were using its services. With more than 100,000 .com.au domain names registered, this represents a small percentage of the population, and it is likely that these people will be contacted directly by the official registrars when it is time for them to renew their services. For up to date info, check out the Australia Authority responsible for domain names - www.auda.org.au.
In short, another one to ignore. Internetrix is currently in the process of applying to be able to register, manage and renew domain names directly, giving you, our valued clients the opportunity to have someone you know and trust look after your domain name affairs - stay tuned!