auDA announces preferred tenderer for registry

Posted by Jo Lim on 28 October 2005

Melbourne, 28 October 2005 - .au Domain Administration (auDA), the administrator of .au domain names, announced today that the preferred tenderer for the provision of registry services in .au second level domains, commencing 1 July 2006, is AusRegistry Pty Ltd.

auDA and AusRegistry will now finalise the Registry Licence Agreement and a further announcement (including information about the evaluation of the tenders) will be made once that agreement has been signed.


About auDA

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is an Australian not-for-profit company vested with the responsibility of operating the .au domain for the benefit of all stakeholders.

In its role as manager of the .au domain, auDA carries out the following functions:

  • develop and implement domain name policy
  • license 2LD registry operators
  • accredit and license registrars
  • implement consumer safeguards
  • facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy
  • represent .au at ICANN and other international fora.

Media Contacts:

Blackie McDonald

Grant Thomas, Account Director
02 9929 0200

Luke Dean, Account Manager
02 9929 0200