Public Comment

auDA regularly seeks public comments on various governance and policy issues.

Open consultations

Reform of Existing Policies and Implementation Plan for Direct Registration

The auDA Board has now agreed to a further round of public consultation on a range of reforms to existing policies and introducing direct registration. Today we have released for public comment our full response to the PRP’s report along with auDA’s proposed Licensing Rules for the open 2LDs and the .au Namespace Implementation Rules.

In terms of direct registration, the Board believes awareness of the proposed change should be raised as much as possible. To assist with this, auDA has commenced a nationwide public awareness and consultative campaign. Please take a look here.

Other reforms recommended by the PRP include changes to monetisation, resale, warehousing, and misspelling policies.

A number of the PRPs recommendations have been rejected. When considering the PRP’s report, auDA was not satisfied that there was sufficient evidence to justify such changes, considering that the changes would be difficult to enforce. 

One of the great strengths of the .au namespace has been its resilience and utility. Principles ensuring auDA promotes the operational stability and utility of the .au namespace are enshrined in auDA’s Constitution. Accordingly, without sufficient evidence that the changes as proposed would contribute to these principles, and result in a more secure and diverse namespace, the recommendations will not be implemented.

To make a submission on these draft policies please email your feedback to [email protected]

Document Closes Comments

There are no policies currently open for consultation.

   

2017 Policy Review Panel
See recently closed consultations.

Implementation of the Government Review Recommendations

In April 2018 the Federal Government delivered the final report of its review of the .au Domain Administration. The review made 29 recommendations for reform required by auDA to meet its new terms of endorsement.  auDA sought comment on the documents below which have been created as part of the implementation plan of auDA's response to the government review.

Document Closes Comments

There are no policies currently open for consultation

 

 

See recently closed consultations.

Published policies

auDA is responsible for the development and implementation of the policies governing the operation of the .au ccTLD,  including the registration of .au domain names.  As part of its multi-stakeholder policy development process,  auDA welcomes submissions from the community on its draft policies.   The draft policies will be available for public comment for a minimum of 21 calendar days.  auDA will publish a consultation report setting out the key issues raised in the public consultation process, and any subsequent amendments to the draft policy as a result of public consultation.

  • To make a submission on these draft policies please email your feedback to [email protected]
Document Closes Comments

There are no policies currently open for consultation

 

 

See recently closed consultations.

 

Corporate Policies

The Corporate Policies set out how auDA conducts its business as the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD,  including how it complies with its legal obligations under Australian law.  The Corporate Policies are open for public comment for a period of no less than 21 calendar days.

  • To make a submission on these corporate policy drafts, please email your feedback to [email protected]
Document Closes Comments

DNSSEC Policy: Practice Statement

Redline version

Clean version

 5pm, 27 June 2019

 

 

See recently closed Corporate Policy consultations. 

Feedback from the Department of Communications and the Arts

Throughout the review process, the Department of Communications and the Arts (DoCA) has provided feedback on auDA's corporate policies and governance documents. This feedback, which has been incorporated into each document, can be found below.

Notice

auDA will publish any submissions received.  The submissions will be collated and provided to the auDA Board for consideration. A person making a submission to auDA consents to the collection, publication, use and disclosure of their submission for the purpose of developing and amending the draft policy.  For further information please refer to the auDA Privacy Policy.

5pm AEST, 10 May 2019