New domain name regime to go-live on 1 July 2002

Posted by Jo Lim on 11 June 2002

Melbourne, 11 June 2002 - auDA today announced that the new domain name regime for,,, and will go-live on 1 July 2002.

Final testing of the new registry, built by AusRegistry Pty Ltd, was completed on 7 June 2002. Two independent reports (one from international registry Liberty RMS) have provided auDA with confirmation that the registry has been completed pursuant to the Technical Specification in the Registry Licence Agreement.

The go-live date of 1 July 2002 has been set to ensure enough time for an orderly transition of data from the existing registries and to allow the provisionally accredited registrars to complete auDA’s Registry-Registrar interface test.

Following a series of transition tests, actual data transition will take place on the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2002. During this 2 day period the domain name space will continue to operate normally but it will not be possible to register new domain names or re-delegate domain name servers.

“auDA is confident that AusRegistry’s system will be one of the most secure and technologically advanced in the world” said auDA CEO, Chris Disspain.

auDA’s new Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for Open 2LDs will also come into force on 1 July 2002

auDA will email more information about the new regime to all registrants on go-live.


For media contact:

Chris Disspain
Chief Executive Officer
tel: 03 9349 4711