New community geographic domain names - documents published for comment

Posted by Jo Lim on 1 December 2003

Melbourne, 1 December 2003 – auDA is seeking public feedback about the implementation of new second level domains (2LDs) for community use of Australian geographic domain names.

In November 2002, auDA announced that it would create eight 2LDs for Australian states and territories. To ensure that the new community-based 2LDs are implemented in a way that maximises their public appeal and utility, auDA has established a National Reference Group (NRG) that includes representatives of Commonwealth, State and local governments, the Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia, and the general community.

The NRG has now published two papers for public comment:

Given that use of these domain names will be restricted to community web site portals that reflect community interests, auDA particularly encourages comment from local businesses, tourism operators, special interest groups, and managers of cultural events.

Submissions can be sent to and the closing date is 9 January 2004.

For more information see Community Geographic 2LDs.


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Chris Disspain
Chief Executive Officer
tel: 03 9349 4711