Registry Transformation Project (2017)

auDA has decided to conduct a tender process to select a provider to provide services for the .au registry

Request for Tender (RFT)

auDA is conducting a tender process to select a provider to provide services for the .au registry.

Below is the Request for Tender and Templates for response.

RFT Documents

Response Documents

Key Dates & Details



Date and Time 

Issuance of the RFT


Friday 1 September 2017

Closing Date and Time for RFT (Closing Date & Time)


23:59 UTC Monday 2 October 2017

auDA consideration of tender responses


During October 2017

auDA to commence contract negotiations


During November 2017 


Request for Tender (RFT) Governance

The auDA Registry Transformation Project (RTP) Evaluation Committee will be evaluating the RFT responses and assessing the capabilities, benefits and risks of the tender responses, in consultation with:

Summary of Changes to Registry Technical Specification 

auDA released a Draft Registry Technical Specification for public comment on 21 August 2017. The below document summarises the changes made to the Draft based on feedback from auDA policy staff, auDA accredited registrars, auDA’s Tender Process Committee, auDA’s Tender Evaluation committee, respondents to auDA’s Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI), and the wider Australian Internet community.

The Final version of the Registry Technical Specification is available as part of auDA Request for Tender (RFT).

REOI (Request for Expressions of Interest) Process — concluded 21 July 2017

Relevant Documents

News on the RTP 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Registry Transformation Project, please contact auDA’s Project Lead - Registry Transformation Project:

Dr Bruce Tonkin
PO Box 18315
Melbourne VIC 3001