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Australian IT is reporting that despite opposition from the original .AU delegate, Robert Elz, and current registrar, Melbourne IT, IANA has redelegated .AU authority to auDA.

auDA, the Australian Domain Authority, has enjoyed support from the federal Government, and it appears that this support was what primarily influenced the decision of IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).

The result for Melbourne IT means a faster end to its monopoly, and for consumers, it is likely to mean a relaxation of controls on domain names permitted, and perhaps more second level namespaces.

Neither Melbourne IT or auDA appear to have issued press releases on their respective sites at this time.

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Isaac is a designer from Adelaide, South Australia, where he has run Triplezero for almost a decade.

He was a member and administrator of since its founding in 1998, designed the current site, and was a regular contributor on's direction-setting discussion list, theforum.

On the side, he runs Opinion, Hoops SA, Confessions, Daily Male, and Comments, as well as maintaining a travel gallery at

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