.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA): contributions to .au policies

.au domains

In 2000, auDA was endorsed by the Australian Government as the appropriate entity to administer Australia’s country code top-level domain (.au) on behalf of Australian internet users.

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 19 October 2017, the Australian Government announced a Review of the .au Domain Administration, which will examine whether Australia’s top-level domain is being managed consistent with Government and community expectations.

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

Policy Review Panel

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