Websites confiscated: Businesses ‘losing everything’ as regulator cracks down on prohibited domains

SmartCompany, November 22, 2018

In 1996, when the internet and websites were still in their relative infancy, digital marketer Craig Lennard purchased the australia.net.au domain for a nominal sum.

But that all ended late last month when he was informed, after 22 years, that australia.net.au was a prohibited domain under Australian law and he could not renew the website as usual. “I was sent a notice saying there had been changes with the policy,” Lennard tells SmartCompany. READ MORE: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/websites-confiscated-auda-prohibited-domains/?utm_campaign=SC&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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