Registrars are companies accredited by auDA to offer .au domain name services to the public, including registering, maintaining, and renewing domain name licences.

Online platforms and marketplaces are Internet-based services such as search engines, social media platforms and online retailers that provide goods or services from multiple suppliers on a single online platform (e.g. eBay, Alibaba, Instagram and Etsy).

An open, free, secure and global Internet is an Internet that is interoperable across borders, accessible to all without undue restrictions, and is safe, reliable and resilient.

The multi-stakeholder processes operate largely by consensus, with ideas and proposals debated on their merits. This leads to outcomes that have considered a full range of perspectives and have broad support.

The multi-stakeholder community comprises representatives from governments, industry, the technical community and civil society who all participate on an equal footing.

Internet governance can be defined as the rules, policies, standards and practices that coordinate and shape global cyberspace.

Internationalised domain names contain characters not included in the traditional DNS preferred form. They enable people around the world to use domain names in local languages and scripts. 

The International Integrated Reporting Framework is a framework for reporting based on integrated thinking and focused on how different aspects of the organisation interact to create value in the short, medium and long term.   

ICANN is the organisation responsible for coordinating the Internet’s number and naming systems to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. 

DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) are security extensions that facilitate the digital signing of DNS records, helping to ensure the integrity and authenticity of DNS information.