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01.06.2004 | IMPORTANT NOTICE: and domain names
ALL domain names and MANY domain names registered prior to 1 July 2002 are DUE TO EXPIRE ON 30 JUNE 2004.

If you hold a or domain name that was registered prior to 1 July 2002, it is likely that auDA is currently listed as the 'caretaker' registrar of record.

It is your responsibility to transfer your domain name to a valid registrar and renew it before the expiry date.

In order to keep your domain name you must transfer it to an auDA Accredited Registrar and renew it before 30 June 2004.

Please contact us find out how to transfer to a new registrar and renew your domain name before it expires.

06.04.2004 | Domain Name Registration Changes
All international domain name (.com .net .org) new registrations, existing renewals and existing transfers will now be processed for a 1 year licence period at a cost of $22 (including GST).

05.04.2004 | Attention: Telstra Customers
For customers using Telstra Bigpond as their ISP for internet access please note that Telstra Bigpond have announced that the launching new anti-spam initiatives in which they will block all outgoing mail using port 25.

For more info on their announcement go here

This makes it neccessary for you to use port 26 instead of port 25 for sending of e-mail from any of your Hosting Buzz e-mail accounts. All that is required to comply with Telstra Bigpond's change is a simple port change in Outlook's account settings for your SMPT/outgoing server. If you have any questions on how to do this please get in touch with our support team @

Just for the record, we personally feel that this is a flimsy attempt by Telstra Bigpond to be seen doing something about the spam that originates form their network, instead of actually doing something to shut spammers down.

09.03.2004 | New International Domains
Due to overwhelming demand from our current customers, we have introduced registration services for United Kingdom ( and New Zealand ( domain names. This allows customers who operate within these markets to estabish a "local" web site for both the intuitive type in benefit that occurs with a country level domain and also receive promotional advantages when it come to search engine markerketing.

For further information and pricing, please visit our domain names section.

01.03.2004 | Watch Out for Misleading "Invoices"
Unfortunately we again have to warn all Hosting Buzz customers about misleading "invoices" that have been sent to businesses around Australia offering to register or renew their domain name at over inflated prices. The company involved has previously been subject to Federal Court proceedings as well as auDA and ASIC investigations for this practice. If you receive one of these "invoices" ignore it as it will not affect your current domain registration. If you wish to make a complaint please contact Hosting Buzz and we will forward details on how to do so.

22.02.2004 | Yahoo! Drops Google
Yahoo! has dropped Google as it search engine results provider and replaced it with their own search technology. This has implications for all businsses interested in taking advantage of search engien marketing techniques....more »

15.01.2004 | Media Coverage
In relation to the recent .com cybersquatting of politician's personal names, Hosting Buzz's owner, was today quoted in a Courier Mail article regarding the advantages .au domain names possess when compared to ....more »