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Australian domain registry bids for .org
9th July 2002

An Australian domain registry is looking to leverage its technical experience Down Under in a bid to win a tender with ICANN to become the registry for global top-level domain .org. 

AusRegistry is submitting a tender to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -- which describes itself as a technical coordination body for the Internet -- to become the registry for the global top-level domain .org. 

The move comes after AusRegistry went live earlier this month as registry for,,,, and domains. According to statements released by AusRegistry, its role is primarily a technical one and involves managing and maintaining the integrity of the registry database. 

Chris Wright, chief technology officer of AusRegistry, believes the experience of setting up this registry in Australia, especially in terms of transferring legacy data from incumbents, is particularly relevant in its bid to become registry of the .org domain. 

As chief technology officer, Wright oversees all facets of the registry from the support help desk through to monitoring systems that are used to ensure the company is responding to service-level agreements (SLAs). 

Wright believes AusRegistry is the first registry to go live with a full implementation of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) version 6. 

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