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Statement From Policy Review Panel Chair John Swinson 18/12/2018

auDA’s Policy Review Panel (PRP) will commence the next round of targeted stakeholder engagement early in the New Year.

From the auDA CEO: 2018 in Review 12/12/2018

2018 has been a transformative year for the .au Domain Administration.

Update on auDA's Governance Reform 22/11/2018

Six months after the government's review was published, we've been making great progress on the reform of auDA's governance.


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From the auDA Chair: Nomination Committee - Call for Expressions of Interest 04/10/2018

UPDATE: Expressions of Interest have now closed

Extraordinary General Meeting – Official Poll Results 01/10/2018

The official poll results from the Extraordinary General Meeting are now available. 

auDA 2.0 Gets The Go Ahead 27/09/2018

auDA, Australia’s .au domain name administrator and regulator, will continue its reform process following the approval of a new Constitution by members at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting.

Reminder: Extraordinary General Meeting - 27 September 2018 24/09/2018

A reminder to all auDA members of the upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting of auDA members:

auDA registry operator, Afilias Australia, wins Guinness World Records title 19/09/2018

.au Registry transition sees Afilias win Guinness World Record title for the single largest migration of an internet top level domain registry in the world.

From the CMWG: Why We Encourage Members to Vote FOR the Proposals at the EGM 17/09/2018

The CMWG has had significant input to the proposed membership model based on its consultative work. We encourage members to vote FOR the proposals at the EGM.

auDA Constitution Q&A - 13 Sep 2018, 4pm 07/09/2018

Join an online Q&A about the proposed changes to auDA's constitution.

Policies for public consultation 06/09/2018

auDA invites members and stakeholders to have their say on updates to a range of auDA policies.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting - 27 September 2018 04/09/2018

auDA will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of Members on 27 September 2018 in Melbourne.

Proposed Membership and Governance Model 24/08/2018

Dear auDA Members,

From the PRP: Focus groups announced in relation to direct registration implementation policy 24/08/2018

Focus groups will assist auDA's Policy Review Panel to finalise its recommendations regarding the policy for the implementation of direct registration in Australia.

From the auDA Chair: Apology From Mr Josh Rowe 24/08/2018

A former director of auDA – Mr Josh Rowe – has today published a full retraction and apology in the Australian Financial Review (page 9) regarding his recent comments.

From the Policy Review Panel: Appointment of Jeff Hole 23/08/2018

Jeff Hole was appointed to the auDA Policy Review Panel in August. Jeff is a trained economist and has significant experience in regulation reform having worked in senior roles with...

From the auDA Chair: Building auDA 2.0 21/08/2018

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

Save the Date: General Meeting - 27 September, 2018 17/08/2018

To all auDA members:

Update on matters arising from the SGM, 27 July 2018 09/08/2018

At the recent general meeting of auDA members on 27 July 2018, auDA Chair Chris Leptos took a question from an auDA member on ‘Supply Related Persons’ as they relate...

Resignation of auDA Director Tim Connell 07/08/2018

auDA Director, Mr Tim Connell, has today announced his resignation from the auDA Board.

Statement on the Outcome of Today’s SGM Vote to Remove Independent auDA Directors 27/07/2018

The three motions proposed today at a General Meeting of auDA to remove the Chairman and two other Independent Directors from the Board have been rejected by the auDA membership.

Letter to Members and Stakeholders From the auDA Board 27/07/2018

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

General Meeting - Webcast Details 26/07/2018

A General Meeting of Members is scheduled to take place tomorrow Friday 27 July 2018, 10:00AM AEST at State Library of Victoria, Theatrette, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Domain Name Password Retrieval Tool 24/07/2018

A password retrieval tool is now available at:  

Port-43 Availability Check Service 23/07/2018

A port-43 service is available at for checking the availability of a domain name.

From the CMWG: Membership Model Consultation - 6 August 2018 23/07/2018

The CMWG is comprised of auDA members and stakeholders from the Australian community who were convened in May in response to the Australian Government’s review of auDA.

From the Chair - Transforming auDA to Build .au 17/07/2018

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

From the CMWG: Member Consultation Report and Save the Date 13/07/2018

Thank you to all the members who participated in the members’ forum held in Melbourne — and online — on Monday, 2 July 2018.

From the auDA Chair: Registry Transition Complete 01/07/2018

auDA has successfully completed the largest top-level domain name registry change-over project ever. 

Australia’s .au Name Space Transformed With New Registry Operator 01/07/2018

The .au name space was transformed overnight with the seamless transition of 3.1 million domain names to a new registry and national domain name infrastructure. 

Notice of General Meeting 29/06/2018

Dear auDA Member

From the CMWG: Members' Forum: A new model of membership for auDA 25/06/2018

MEMBERS’ FORUM: A new model of membership for auDATime: 4pm, Monday 2 July 2018Location: LaTrobe University City Campus, Room 2.15, Level 2, 360 Collins St, MelbourneRegister to attend the Melbourne workshop...

New auDA Members 18/06/2018

auDA has attracted a record 955 new members this month in response to the Federal Government’s Review of the .au namespace.

Message from John Swinson, Policy Review Panel Chair: Interim Report, Domain Monetisation 12/06/2018

Dear members and stakeholders,

Letter from the Chair: auDA Government Review Implementation Plan 07/06/2018

auDA's implementation plan for the Federal Government's 29 recommendations is now available.

From The auDA Chair: SGM, Member Communications, Publication Of Minutes 25/05/2018

An update from auDA's independent chair Chris Leptos AM on the upcoming Special General Meeting, communications to members and the publication of board minutes.

Registrant Review Panel Decision 181583 15/05/2018

auDA today acknowledges the decision of the independent Registrant Review Panel (RRP), in regards to

Announcing the Consultation Model Working Group 14/05/2018

auDA is pleased to announce that a Consultation Model Working Group (CMWG) has been formed to help ensure community-wide consultation for changes to the .au namespace.

Letter from the Chair: New Demand Class Directors 11/05/2018

auDA is pleased to announce the appointment of three Demand Class Directors to the board.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Consultation Model Working Group 04/05/2018

auDA is seeking expressions of interest from interested members and stakeholders to join the Consultation Model Working Group (CMWG).

Letter from the Chair to auDA Members and Stakeholders: Special General Meeting 27/04/2018

Dear auDA Members and Stakeholders,

Letter To Members And Stakeholders: Review Of The .au Domain And SGM 23/04/2018

Dear auDA Members and Stakeholders,

Registrant Review Panel Decision RRP 180882 23/04/2018

auDA today acknowledges the decision of the independent Registrant Review Panel (RRP), in regards to A copy of the RRP Decision can be found here.

Notification Of Board Member Resignation And Board Recruitment Update 20/04/2018

auDA advises that it has received notice from Ms Nicole Murdoch tendering her resignation as a Demand Class Director from the auDA Board.

Letter To Members: Review Of The .au Domain 18/04/2018

A letter to .au Domain Administration members from auDA Chair Chis Leptos AM regarding the findings of the Federal Government Review into the .au Domain Administration

Media release: auDA Welcomes Federal Government Review 18/04/2018

.au Domain Administration (auDA) today welcomed the findings of a comprehensive review by the Federal Government into the management of Australia’s top level domain.

From the auDA Chair: 150 Day Report 13/04/2018

Dear auDA Members and Stakeholders, 

2017 Policy Review Panel: Peak Business Body Representative Appointed 09/04/2018

John Swinson, 2017 Policy Review Panel Chair, is pleased to announce he has appointed Nicola Seaton as peak business body representative for the 2017 Policy Review Panel. 

2017 Policy Review Panel: Demand Class Representative Resignation 09/04/2018

John Swinson, 2017 Policy Review Panel Chair, wishes to announce that Panel member Luke Summers has submitted his resignation.  The Chair has accepted his resignation.

auDA announces process for Demand Class Director Vacancies 03/04/2018

Help auDA shape the future of .au. auDA is seeking nominations for two Demand Class director casual vacancies.

Announcement: Director Resignation 03/04/2018

Demand Class Director Mr Ned O'Meara has advised auDA that he has decided to resign his Board position due to health reasons.

Changes to the 2017 Policy Review Panel 27/03/2018

John Swinson, Chairman of the 2017 Policy Review Panel, today advises that the ACCC’s Paul Zawa is unfortunately unable to continue to participate in the Panel due to time constraints.

Public submissions to Registrant Policy Issues Paper are now available 19/03/2018

The public submissions to the 2017 Policy Review Panel's Registrant Policy Issues Paper are now available for download.

Direct Registration story on ABC News 24 13/03/2018

'The Business' takes a look at the proposed direct registration policy. 

Statement from auDA CEO, Cameron Boardman, regarding the Policy Review Process 16/02/2018

The Policy Review Panel's public forums have been crucial in shaping auDA's future policy direction. Make sure you have your say on these important issues.

Public notice 07/02/2018

auDA has today published a public notice regarding domain names restricted under Australian law.

Registrant Policy Issues Paper available now 25/01/2018

auDA’s 2017 Policy Review Panel is happy to announce its latest issues paper Registrant Policy: Enabling Australia’s Digital Economy and Society is now available for download.

auDA Policy Review Panel Forums 2018 23/01/2018

.au is changing. auDA is the administrator and industry self-regulatory policy body for Australia’s .au domain space. We’re undertaking a review of the policies governing the .au name space.