auDA reviews community geographic domain names policy

Posted by Jo Lim on 28 August 2007

Community geographic domain names (CGDNs) are domain names registered within the eight Australian state and territory 2LDs:,,,,,,,

The purpose is to preserve Australian geographic names for use by the relevant local community. CGDNs may only be registered as 3LDs (eg. and their use is restricted to community websites that reflect community interests such as local business, tourism, historical information, culture, sporting groups, local events and news.

CGDNs were launched in August 2006. auDA is conducting a 12 month review of the Policy Rules and Guidelines for Community Geographic Domain Names (CGDNs) (2006-04).

The closing date for submissions is Friday 28 September 2007.

More information is available here.