When you apply to register a .au domain you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information in your application.

This information is used by your registrar, the registry operator and .au Domain Administration for the following purposes:

  1. assessment of an application for a licence;
  2. maintaining complete and accurate registry data of all licences issued to Registrants;
  3. providing a WHOIS service that provides accurate and up to date information to the public about the Registrant and their technical and administrative contacts;
  4. to monitor a Registrant’s compliance with their licence terms and conditions;
  5. to assist with and resolve complaints relating to a licence;
  6. supporting alternative dispute resolution or court proceedings; or
  7. to comply with .au Domain Administration, the Registry Operator and the Registrar’s obligations under an Australian law, including a court order.

When you register a domain name, you also consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the licence information by .au Domain Administration for the purpose of enabling data analytics to be carried out on the registry data to identify issues and solutions to inform policy development, registry management and service delivery.

Any data used for analysis, management or policy development will only be reported in aggregate form meaning individuals are not personally identifiable.


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