Identity Digital has won another fours years as .au registry back-end provider.
Australian ccTLD manager auDA said the reappointment was decided after an open Request for Tender process that started in May.
It’s not clear how many other registries responded, but there’s a limited pool of companies that have a proven track record of handling such a large zone.
When .au moved from Neustar (now part of GoDaddy) to Afilias (now part of Identity Digital) in 2018 it was the largest back-end migration in the history of the DNS.
Back then, .au had 3.1 million domains under management. Now, following the release of second-level names last year, it’s closer to 4.3 million. Another migration would have been another record-breaker.
auDA said dentity Digital’s next four-year contract begins July 1 next year, with a two-year extension option.