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auDA directs Enom to discontinue .au registrations for all Chinese resellers

Enom is no longer able to provide .au domain registrations to any reseller that is based in China. This follows a formal direction Tucows was given by auDA, the registry for the Australian top-level domain, .au. In a letter we received today, auDA is directing Tucows, under the terms of our accreditation agreement with auDA, […]

Why are ccTLDs so complicated?

This industry is complicated. Recently, we shed some light on how the domain channel operates, and the unique roles that ICANN, registrars, registries, resellers, and registrants play within this interconnected system. In the world of generic top-level domains, like .COM and .ORG, the channel structure is at least clearly defined, although registration policies and requirements […]