Domain names


Criminal misuse of the Domain Name System

This report presents the findings of a preliminary inquiry into the nature of and the risks arising from misuse of the Domain Name System (DNS), and how criminological and regulatory approaches can assist in minimising risks of such misuse.
Discussion paper

Review of Australia’s .au domain management: discussion paper

The purpose of this review is to ensure that the management framework of auDA remains fit for purpose and the .au domain is serving the needs of the online Australian community.

Review of the .au domain administration: final report

The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose. This report recommends reforming auDA’s management framework to support improved transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability.
Discussion paper

Registrant policy: Enabling Australia’s digital economy and society

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 has...
Discussion paper

Implementation of Second Level Domain Name Registrations (Direct Registration): issues paper

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,

A change in Australia’s web rules would open up the .au space

If you want to register an Australian web address, your options may be about to change due to a review of domain name policy that is currently underway. The Australian domain name system (DNS) has been managed by .au Domain Administration (auDA) since 2001, and...