.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Australian Internet community. We work with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and the Australian and international community to administer a trusted .au for the benefit of all Australians, and champion an open, free, secure and global Internet.
The .au country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) is part of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and we have been endorsed by the Commonwealth Government to ensure it is a secure, accessible and trusted Australian public asset for all Internet users. Our core functions, as set out by our Terms of Endorsement from Government, are to:
- Ensure stable, secure and reliable operation of the .au domain, as part of Australia’s suite of critical infrastructure.
- Administer a licensing regime for .au domain names based in multi-stakeholder processes that is transparent, responsive, accountable, accessible and efficient.
- Advocate for, and actively participate in, multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes both domestically and internationally.
We also represent Australia’s interests internationally and have an agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the international body responsible for coordinating the Internet’s naming and numbering systems.
We recognise the critical importance of our role and the work we do, and we hold ourselves to high standards of corporate governance and integrity.
The auDA Constitution governs how the organisation operates, including appointment and duties of Board Directors, and membership of auDA and our advisory committees.