The .au is an important part of Australia’s internet ecosystem. In fact, the Federal Government has deemed the .au domain name system (DNS) part of Australia’s suite of critical infrastructure alongside other networks, assets and services upon which Australians rely for social and economic wellbeing, such as energy and financial services.
2022 has been an historic year for auDA and .au. We celebrated 36 years of .au, launched a new Australian namespace, bolstered .au trust and security, connected with industry peers at home and abroad, ushered in a new era for the .au membership program and much more.
Since its launch in March this year, .au direct has become Australia’s second most in-demand namespace after com.au. Learn more about the .au direct domain names that remain in contention under the Priority Allocation Process.