Australian company Afilias have replaced Neustar as the domain registry to provide services in support of Australia’s .AU ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) from 1st July 2018. With this selection, Afilias say that they will be able to further instill trust within the .AU domain community by providing reliability, confidentiality and security of available data.
Afilias says that according to the contract signed between them and .AUDA (.AU Domain Administration Limited), they will establish primary and backup registry operations in Australia. They further added that they will be moving their office to Melbourne to provide 24×7 Services to registrars by working closely with .auDA. Lauding the range of support provided by Afilias, Cameron Boardman, CEO at .AUDA said:
Afilias impressed us with the thoroughness of their proposal, their clear understanding of the challenges of both a transition of this magnitude and the daily operations and their track record of partnership in support of the TLDs in their care. We look forward to working with them.
As of now, Afilias supports 13 other ccTLDs which includes .IN (India) as well. This .IN ccTLD has crossed over 2 million domain names till date.