The Government has released a report on the findings of the review of the .au Domain Administration (auDA).

18 April 2018

The review’s key finding is that the current management framework is no longer fit-for-purpose.

The Government has accepted all 29 recommendations made in the report, which include reforming the management framework to support improved transparency, stakeholder engagement, consultation and accountability.

auDA is endorsed by the Government as domain administrator on behalf of Australian internet users. The framework was last reviewed 17 years ago. Since that time, the landscape has changed significantly.

To implement the recommendations, the Minister for Communications has issued new Terms of Endorsement.

The Department will work closely with auDA to develop a public implementation plan outlining how it will respond to the review’s recommendations.

The review also establishes a reporting framework which will require auDA to report transparently on its performance, including against the recommendations of the review.

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