2006-02 - Reserved List Policy

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Policy No: 2006-02
Publication Date: 22/05/2006
Status: Replaced by Policy No 2007-01 

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 This document sets out auDA's policy for maintaining the Reserved List of words that may not be used as domain names in the open .au second level domains (2LDs). At the time of publication, the open 2LDs are asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au and org.au.

1.2 The Reserved List is held in the registry database. Each application for a domain name is checked against the List.

2. CONTENTS OF RESERVED LIST

2.1 The Board of auDA has determined that, as a general principle, the Reserved List will contain only words and phrases that are restricted under Commonwealth legislation.

3. USE OF WORDS ON RESERVED LIST

3.1 A registrant may license a domain name that contains a word or phrase on the Reserved List, provided they can demonstrate to auDA that they are authorised to do so under the relevant Commonwealth legislation.

3.2 The table in Schedule A lists the restricted words and phrases, and the consent required for use.

4. REVIEW OF RESERVED LIST

4.1 From time to time, auDA may update this document in line with any amended or new Commonwealth legislation.

SCHEDULE A

WORDS AND PHRASES RESTRICTED UNDER COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATION (at the time of publication)

Word/phrase Consent required by
Commonwealth
Federal
N/A - total restriction applies
Anzac Minister for Veteran's Affairs
Geneva Cross
Red Crescent
Red Cross
Red Lion and Sun
Minister for Defence
United Nations Minister for Foreign Affairs
University Minister for Education, Science and Training
Olympic(s)
Olympiad(s)
Olympic Games
Australian Olympic Committee