Consultation About Australia’s Domain Name Rule Changes

Posted by auDA on 3 October 2019

Australians are being asked to comment on proposals that modernise the way domain names are administered.

Public consultation sessions will provide internet users with an overview of key changes to Australia’s two decade-old domain name policies which are managed by .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA).

The policies determine issues such as who can have a domain name, what name they can have and what they can do with it.

auDA has also begun developing rules that will determine how to allocate new, shorter domain names, when they become available to the public next year.

The changes aim to consolidate more than 30 different domain name licensing rules to make them easier to understand and reduce the burden on businesses.

The process has already involved extensive consultation with governments, business, groups in the internet industry and the general public.

The next round of consultation, scheduled for Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne later this month, will focus on seven key areas which may have greatest impact on domain name users.

Canberra - 15 October 2019

12pm to 4pm
Hotel Realm, Barton
Register for Canberra here.

Sydney - 16 October 2019

8am to 12pm
University Technology Sydney, Ultimo
Register for Sydney here

Melbourne - 17 October 2019

12pm to 3.30pm
Monash Conference Centre
Register for Melbourne here

Online - 17 October 2019

Register for the webinar

Feedback can also be provided by emailing written submissions to by 30 November 2019.

Feedback will be used to refine the new policies, for consideration and endorsement by the auDA Board later this year.

More information about the consultation is available here.