Organisation

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA)

Acronym
auDA
Owning Institution
Description

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.

In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.

In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.

As part of that sponsorship agreement auDA is responsible for the management of the .au zone file, ensuring it is accurate, up to date and continuously available.  auDA achieves this through the technical management of the primary and (multiple) secondary name servers that make up part of the .au Domain Name System infrastructure.

auDA oversees and deploys new technologies and initiatives in the .au name space, which includes:
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 
auDA Information Security Standard (ISS) (auDA is ISS compliant)

Items authored

Discussion paper

25 Jan 2018

This issues paper looks at issues around the structure of the .au namespace, reserved or prohibited domain names, and eligibility for and allocation of domain names including what rules should apply to direct registration of .au domain names.

The auDA 2017 Policy Review Panel...

Discussion paper

5 Oct 2017

The development of an implementation policy for Direct Registration will allow Australian internet users the choice to register a domain name directly before the dot in .au - for example, yourname.au

Items published

Discussion paper

25 Jan 2018

This issues paper looks at issues around the structure of the .au namespace, reserved or prohibited domain names, and eligibility for and allocation of domain names including what rules should apply to direct registration of .au domain names.

The auDA 2017 Policy Review Panel...

Discussion paper

5 Oct 2017

The development of an implementation policy for Direct Registration will allow Australian internet users the choice to register a domain name directly before the dot in .au - for example, yourname.au

Article

30 Nov 2007

auDA is seeking feedback on its draft strategic plan for 2008-2010, which sets out priorities for auDA for the next three years.auDA is seeking feedback on its draft strategic plan for 2008-2010, which sets out priorities for auDA for the next three years under six...

Research report

4 Sep 2007

Community geographic domain names are domain names registered within the eight Australian state and territory 2LDs: act.au, qld.au, nsw.au, nt.au, sa.au, tas.au, vic.au, wa.au. auDA is conducting a twelve-month review of the Policy Rules and Guidelines for Community Geographic Domain Names.

Community geographic domain...

Research report

8 Aug 2007

The .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP) provides a cheaper, speedier alternative to litigation for the resolution of disputes between the registrant of a .au domain name and a party with competing rights in the domain name. After five years of operation, auDA is reviewing the...

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Items published/produced

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