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.

Lessons learnt from the Distribute.IT cyber security incident

Last week, ABC program The Business aired an exclusive report on the Distribute.IT cyber security incident which forced the once-thriving company out of business and significantly impacted their large customer base. For the first time since the crisis in June 2011, Carl and Alex Woerndle – the owners of the web-hosting and domain name registration [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|News| shines with sale of capital city domain names

It’s not often that domain names attract the attention of the mainstream media. Earlier this week, we saw reports from some of Australia’s leading newspapers on an unprecedented sale within the .au namespace. In what could turn out to be Australia’s most expensive digital asset sale on record, five prominent domain names were [...]

By | March 8th, 2013|News|

Rubbing shoulders with the inventor of the World Wide Web

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to say “I rubbed shoulders with the bloke who invented URLs, HTTP and HTML.” This week I had the honor of attending a sold-out lecture and exclusive Q&A panel hosted by the .au Domain Administration (auDA) in Melbourne with British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Director [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|News|

A guide to protecting international trademarks in

It‘s well known the .au country code Top-Level Domain is Australia's home on the Internet. The effective regulation and registration policy reforms implemented by the .au Domain Administration (auDA) more than 10 years ago have helped to make .au a trusted and secure namespace for both registrants and Internet users. This is especially true for [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|News|