We are seeking feedback on the management of the .au domain to ensure it remains fit for purpose in serving the needs of Australians online.

How it works

Why we want your input
We are committed to working closely with stakeholders on internet governance and want to hear from you to ensure the management of the .au top-level domain remains fit for purpose in serving the needs of Australians online.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide a written submission in response to our discussion paper.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your feedback will help us identify the appropriate framework for the management of the .au top-level domain.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
November 16, 2017 16:00 AEDT to December 18, 2017 17:00 AEDT

The terms of the Australian Government’s endorsement of the .au Domain Administration (auDA) as the appropriate entity to administer Australia’s top-level domain (.au) on behalf of Australian internet users were established in 2000.

Since that time the digital landscape has changed significantly and it’s important to ensure the management of the .au domain remains fit for purpose.

 The review will examine and make recommendations on:

  • the most appropriate framework for the management of the .au top level domain
  • how to ensure that Government and community expectations inform auDA’s operation and decision-making, and
  • mitigation strategies to address future risks to the security and stability of .au.

We will consider written submissions in response to the discussion paper. We expect to report outcomes of the review to the Minister for Communications in early 2018.

Relevant Documentation

Review of Australia’s .au domain management - Discussion paper

Published 16th Nov 2017

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Discussion paper for Review of Australia’s .au domain management.

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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

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