auDA uses a variety of advisory panels, committees (standing and ad hoc), and other consultative groups to help it develop policies and practices that are appropriate for the Australian environment, and responsive to user needs.

These groups operate according to a few basic general principles:

  • membership is voluntary (but auDA has discretion to provide financial assistance where required)
  • members are appointed on the basis of their individual skills and experience, as well as the stakeholder interests they represent
  • meeting minutes are published on the auDA website
  • draft proposals and recommendations are released for public comment, before being submitted for auDA approval
  • secretariat support is provided by auDA.

2017 Policy Review Panel

Direct Registration Advisory Panel

2015 Names Policy Panel

2012 DNSSEC Working Group

2012 Industry Advisory Panel

2011 Secondary Market Working Group

2010 Names Policy Panel

2009 New 2LDs Advisory Panel

2008 Industry Competition Advisory Panel

2007 Names Policy Panel

2004 Name Policy Review Panel

2004 Registry Competition Review Panel