Contributions to the Australian domain name industry

.au domains

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which is responsible for the policy and technical administration of the Australian namespace. This includes domain name extensions such as: .com.au, .net.au and .org.au.

On 18 April 2018, the Australian Government released the outcomes of a Review into Australia’s .au domain management. The central finding of the Review is the current management and governance framework for auDA is no longer fit-for-purpose and that reform is necessary if the company is to perform effectively and meet the needs of Australia’s internet community.

2017 Policy Review Panel (2017 – 2018) – Panel Member

Policy Review Panel Resignation: 7 April 2018

Constitutional Reform Committee (2017 – 2018) – Committee Member

Constitutional Reform Committee

November 2017 – submission to the 2017 Policy Review Panel, regarding the development of an implementation policy for direct registration.
Note: this submission was made prior to becoming a Panel Member on 29 November 2017.


June 2017 – participation in discussions with auDA CEO, Cameron Boardman: auDA Member Meet-up, Melbourne, 21 June 2017


November 2016 – submission to 2016 auDA Consultations


September 2015 – submission on the Draft Recommendations of the 2015 Names Policy Panel