The .au Blog en Security Sessions – cyber security tips from auDA Introducing auDA’s 'Security Sessions'. Across four episodes we break down the basics of cyber security and what it means for your workplace. From familiarising yourself with the Four Ps of cyber security, to recognising common online threats, these bite sized modules provide you key cyber security essentials for your business. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:09 Hayley Wigg 0897d184-f624-44a3-852e-f7b899a51dfe Your top 10 auDA search queries answered When it comes to Australian domain names, we know there is a lot of information available. We conducted a quick check of users’ top Google searches about auDA and the .au to highlight topics that are high on your ‘must know’ list. Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:08 katie thomas 56884854-1ce8-4a0e-8442-055eae6f66d8 Resolving .au domain name complaints and disputes In this blog, we provide an overview of the processes for dealing with complaints and disputes about .au domain names. Fri, 04/22/2022 - 15:53 rebecca papillo e373bafd-3de2-47e4-9195-ce47a62bf8c7 Seven takeaways from the COSBOA National Small Business Summit After a two-year absence due to COVID-19, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) held its 2022 National Small Business Summit in Sydney on 6-7 April. Wed, 04/13/2022 - 11:01 rebecca papillo 23b8eb3f-886c-4eb2-bdeb-b1645d426a8e Championing an open, free, secure and global Internet at ICANN73 The 73rd meeting of ICANN was held from 7-10 March 2022. Given recent world events, it was no surprise that threats to the global nature of the Internet gained attention at the meeting. Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:05 rebecca papillo f2d1fe42-96d6-4705-b12b-e59bda8a023d Leaders of tech Q&A: The Hon Paul Fletcher MP on supporting Australians to harness the full potential of the Internet In the latest Leaders of Tech Q&A, we speak to The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. Minister Fletcher discusses online safety, the importance of the DNS and multi-stakeholder Internet governance, and helping Australians harness the full potential of the Internet.   Thu, 03/10/2022 - 10:29 tamara simpson 23b128f9-43b4-46d3-81c1-4d926662a7b5 .au direct – personalise your online presence Shorter, simpler and easier to type Australian domain names launch on 24 March 2022. And they’re not just for businesses! With two simple letters, the new namespace - .au direct - will provide Australians greater choice when building their own digital presence. Tue, 03/08/2022 - 13:11 tamara simpson b23802e5-235d-4f82-81ae-9c201dda97b1 .au direct – a new way for Australian businesses to trade online Shorter, simpler Australian domain names are coming in March 2022. The launch of .au direct provides Australian businesses with a new Australian digital address to call home.   Tue, 03/01/2022 - 08:35 tamara simpson f13dbc20-b865-446b-a83f-8c7345955389 What is the Priority Allocation Process? It’s common practice for businesses to register the same name across different namespaces, i.e. and After its launch on 24 March 2022, you may want to register a matching name in the new .au direct namespace. But first, you will need to take part in the Priority Allocation Process.  Mon, 02/21/2022 - 11:40 tamara simpson 7961c790-c80f-470d-98d2-739ed718c863 Why become a .au member? Whether you use the Internet for work or play, there’s never been a better time to become an .au member. We’ve listened to our members, and we’re delivering a refreshed membership program in 2022 that better meets their needs. Thu, 02/10/2022 - 11:32 tamara simpson 729b1f35-2a2f-4084-8f7e-9f7fba93077e .au direct - ten things you need to know about Australia’s newest namespace Shorter, simpler Australian domain names are available with the launch of .au direct. Read the top ten things you should know about the new .au namespace. Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:40 rebecca papillo 827a27a1-6cc3-487f-a201-41afcc9b335e Leaders of tech Q&A: Johanna Weaver on maturing the tech policy ecosystem to benefit society In the latest Leaders of Tech Q&A, we speak to Johanna Weaver, Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University. Johanna discusses the importance of technology that makes our lives easier and better, and how the Tech Design Policy Centre is disrupting the way tech policy is designed to keep pace with innovation. Tue, 12/14/2021 - 13:30 rebecca papillo 8f7dfe39-62ee-447a-852d-2094e027d137 ‘Tis the season for online scam awareness - 12 ways auDA can help you avoid online scams this Christmas As the holiday season fast approaches, online shopping is booming. To help you avoid losing money to scams, we’ve compiled a list of 12 ways to shop online securely this Christmas. Tue, 11/23/2021 - 09:21 rebecca papillo 0617bead-1671-4a83-b214-d8fd364d0183 Scams Awareness Week webinar: Scams and identity theft – the digital pandemic The theme of Scams Awareness Week 2021 was “Stop scams, speak up”. To do our bit to speak up on scams, we invited Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair of the ACCC, and David Lacey, Founder and Managing Director of IDCARE, to join a webinar hosted by auDA CEO Rosmary Sinclair AM to discuss scams and identity theft - the digital pandemic. Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:08 rebecca papillo 235046a5-189c-49d1-b082-6cfc64e5de61 NetThing 2021 – Australia’s Internet Governance Forum auDA was proud to be a sponsor and an active participant at the 2021 NetThing Forum, which was held as a virtual event on 4-5 November 2021. Wed, 11/10/2021 - 10:59 rebecca papillo 99697f21-f447-4be1-95ae-217796029a3c Leaders of tech Q&A: Rachael Falk on boosting Australia’s cyber security capacity and capability In our latest instalment of the Leaders of Tech Q&A series, we speak to Rachael Falk, CEO of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). Rachael takes us through the CSCRC’s top priorities, cyber security going mainstream and keeping pace with the evolving cyber threat landscape. Wed, 10/27/2021 - 14:11 rebecca papillo c7893bf4-dc6c-4a30-b1d1-cd950e874e4b Introducing auDA’s new Compliance Posture and Compliance Plan Promoting and maintaining trust and confidence in the .au domain is at the heart of our new Compliance Posture and Compliance Plan. Tue, 10/19/2021 - 07:36 rebecca papillo e82e8950-c8ab-4c07-9d11-9cfca864b8bf Getting involved at ICANN72 The 72nd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be held as a virtual Annual General Meeting from 25-28 October 2021.  Fri, 10/08/2021 - 13:35 rebecca papillo 69a5b9d0-fe23-408f-b426-d16bc9ac762a Leaders of tech Q&A: Graeme Bunton on driving down DNS abuse In our latest instalment of the Leaders of Tech Q&A series, we speak to Director of the DNS Abuse Institute, Graeme Bunton. Graeme tells us about the energy he gets from working in the Internet sector and trying to understand its impact on our lives, and why a collective response to DNS abuse is vital to improving Internet security.  Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:07 rebecca papillo 07f64f1f-4d26-49eb-9b0d-71bf8e994f6e .au direct webinar: Australia’s newest domain namespace auDA CEO Rosemary Sinclair delivered a webinar on .au direct. Read about some of the questions asked. Wed, 10/06/2021 - 18:42 Michael Lewis d76890b6-aa16-4d11-b133-95284c46a7ec