Media release

Media release

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 11:00:13 +1000


auDA publishes list of unallocated 'generic' names


Melbourne, 1 October 2002 - auDA has today published the list of
names that were not allocated in the generic auction process at 


The names will become available for registration on Thursday 3 October
2002 at 11.00am AEST. 


The names will be allocated according to the normal domain name policy
rules and registration process for names. People who wish to
apply for a name should contact an auDA accredited registrar. A list of
registrars is available on the auDA website at Prices may vary, people should shop
around for the offer that best suits them. 


The release of the unallocated names marks the end of auDA's generic
name auction process, which commenced on 18 December 2001. 


1,612 generic names were allocated, either to a single eligible
applicant or at auction. The highest price paid for a generic name was
$153,000, for The median auction price was $2,900. Most
names were allocated for the minimum reserve price of $100.


The process raised approximately $2,611,000 in total, of which auDA has
allocated approximately $780,000 for tax and $500,000 for contingencies.


At its meeting in August 2002, the auDA Board gave in principle support
to a proposal to use the remainder of the auction revenue to establish
the "auDA Foundation". The purpose of the Foundation will be to enhance
the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community,
through sponsorship of education and community projects. The proposal is
being further developed by a Board sub-committee, which is expected to
provide a report to the Board at the October 2002 meeting.




For media contact:



Chris Disspain

Chief Executive Officer

tel: 03 9349 4711

email: ceo&#167;

Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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