Domain names


18 Apr 2018

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.


13 Apr 2018

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

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

16 Nov 2017

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.

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,



19 Aug 2015

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,...



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