Call for participants: Focus groups on reform of existing auDA policies & implementation of direct registration

Posted by auDA on 21 February 2019

The 2017 Policy Review Panel (PRP) has released a public consultation paper, accompanied by an information paper:


and is now seeking participants for focus group sessions as part of its work finalising its recommendations.

There will be four sessions, each seeking the input of a specific focus group:

  • Domain investors
  • .au registrars
  • Large corporates; and
  • Small business, government and the education and not for profit sectors.


Each focus group will be asked to provide feedback on specific questions about proposed changes to the existing .au policies and the implementation of direct registration.  These questions are set out in the Information Paper for Focus Group Participants: Reform of Existing .au Policies and Implementation of Direct Registration.

Focus group sessions will be held over the next fortnight at the auDA offices in Melbourne (Level 17, 1 Collins Street).  Participants will have the option of joining by teleconference.

If you are interested in taking part, please email by Monday, 25 February 2019, specifying which group you would like to participate in. Please consider which group best fits your experience before submitting your expression of interest.

Can’t attend? You can still have your say

If you are unable to participate in the focus group sessions, the PRP still wants to hear from you. Please email your feedback to

About the PRP

The 2017 Policy Review Panel was established by the auDA Board as an independent panel to make recommendations on:

  • reform of existing auDA policies; and
  • the development of an implementation policy for direct registration.


The PRP held its first meeting in September 2017 and has held a number of consultation activities as part of its work.