auDA board accepts 2007 Names Policy Panel's final report

Posted by Jo Lim on 13 December 2007

The auDA board has accepted the final report of the 2007 Names Policy Panel, which recommends a number of changes to the .au policy framework.

The Panel reported that, overall, it believes the current .au policy rules strike an appropriate balance between allowing people to register the domain names they want whilst protecting the integrity and usability of the .au domain. However, the Panel identified some ways in which the policy rules might be clarified or enhanced to ensure they are workable and effective.

Notably, the Panel recommended that the Transfers (Change of Registrant) Policy be relaxed to allow a registrant to transfer their domain name licence to another eligible entity, for any reason.

auDA will work on implementing the Panel's recommendations in 2008, and further announcements will be made. In the meantime, all current auDA policies continue to apply.

The Panel conducted its review of .au policies during 2007, and held two public consultations. More information about the Panel is available here.