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Safenames has recently attained Registrar Accreditation from Australian Domain Registry auDA, becoming the first ever European Registrar to achieve this accreditation. The Australian accreditation process is notoriously vigorous, thorough and difficult, consisting of domain registration compliance checks, website compliance checks as well as an actual exam. A requirement of the auDA accreditation includes a thorough audit of all existing registered Australian domain names for their Whois Data and Content (compliance checks). The examination aspect tests knowledge of registration requirements and Registrar obligations and responsibilities. The combination of these factors results in most registrars being unable to qualify for the accreditation. This can be as a result of deficient domain registrant information on the Whois, unsuitable content being contained on Australian client websites or failing a mandatory examination.

Safenames is ecstatic about this news as this is another accreditation to add to the others and further strengthens Safenames’ position as the Registrar with the most Domain Registry Accreditations in the world. Safenames’ Head of Registrations David Shaw stated, “We are elated and excited about this new development and achievement. We are now offering a level of service for Australian domain names that can only be provided by Australian Registrars or one other Registrar in the whole world. Safenames prides itself on its impressive number of direct Accreditations across the globe, and this is another accomplishment to strengthen its position.”