George Pongas

About George Pongas

George has been actively involved with the Australian domain industry since 2003. He currently holds the position of Director - Product Management at AusRegistry, the appointed .au 2LD Registry Operator. He is also serving his fourth term as a director on the auDA Board after being popularly elected by the supply class in October 2015. In the past, he has held CEO and other senior positions at successful Registrars, and played a valuable leadership role in shaping the .au retail sector in its formative years. He is dedicated to contributing his commercial sensibility and extensive industry experience to the benefit of the Australian domain industry and all Internet users.

Registry security

The following is an excerpt from edition 11 of Behind the Dot magazine. A connected world has infinite possibilities. The connection you have with your customers online has never been as strong as it is today. Your company’s website is not only a crucial piece of capital, but its assets often contain customer information that [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|News|

Inside a hackathon

Whilst the term seems relatively new, hackathons have been around since 1999. In the world of technology that equates to a lifetime. A portmanteau of the words "hack" and "marathon" – ‘hack’ used to refer to collaborative programming – hackathons bring together likeminded technologists for short,intensive periods with the typical objective of creating innovative software (or in [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|News|

#TechDiversity Awards celebrate those striving for gender and cultural diversity

This article first appeared in edition 9 of Behind the Dot magazine. Read the full article by downloading the magazine now. The City of Melbourne, National Australia Bank and University of Melbourne were among an inspiring group of organisations recognised earlier this year in the inaugural #TechDiversity Awards. The awards were presented by Minister for [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|News|

Why buy a $35,000 .au domain name?

This article first appeared in Edition 8 of AusRegistry's industry magazine, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain. Read the full article as well as much more on .au and domain names in the magazine. Choosing the perfect name for your company is a challenge every startup experiences. You must check existing company name registrations, trademarks, [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|News|

How keyword .au domains can improve marketing results

This article is taken from AusRegistry's industry magazine, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain. Click through to read more from this edition.   Every marketer, CEO and business owner in Australia understands the importance of having their brand registered as a .au domain name. They know Australian consumers trust .au domain names and [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|News|

Q&A with Nick Bell, Managing Director of digital marketing agency WME

This article is taken from AusRegistry's industry magazine, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain. Click through to read more from this edition.   George Pongas, Director of Product Management at AusRegistry, sat down with Nick Bell, Managing Director of digital marketing agency WME, to discuss the important role domain names play in digital [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News|

Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains

This article was originally published in Edition 4 of Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain report in August 2015. July 2015 marked a milestone month for the .au domain space as we passed 3 million domain names under management, an achievement that places us within the top 10 of all country codes globally by [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|News|

World-first security measure for .au combats increased cybercrime

This blog was also featured on Computer World. Last month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott chaired an unprecedented cyber security summit with CEOs and executives from Australia’s leading companies to address the increasing threat of online risks to Australia’s digital economy. According to the Federal Government, the direct cost of cybercrime to Australia in the past [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|News|

Now is the time to protect your domain names

A company’s domain name is intrinsically tied to its brand and service delivery – making it an extremely important digital asset. Several high-profile brands have previously lost control of their valuable online properties and faced significant brand damage as a result. Tech giant Lenovo recently fell victim to a domain hijacking attack, during which visitors [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|News|