2014-06 - Reserved List Policy

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Policy No: 2014-06
Publication Date: 08/01/2019 (minor amendment)

Status: CURRENT

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 This document sets out auDA's policy for maintaining the Reserved List of names 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 Reserved List and domain names that exactly match a name on the Reserved List are blocked from registration.

2. CONTENTS OF RESERVED LIST

2.1 The Reserved List contains the following:

a) words and phrases that are restricted under Commonwealth legislation;
b) names and abbreviations of Australian states and territories and the name “Australia”; and
c) names that may pose a risk to the operational stability and utility of the .au domain.

3. WORDS AND PHRASES THAT ARE RESTRICTED UNDER COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATION

3.1 The table in Schedule A contains a non-exhaustive list of words and phrases that are restricted under Commonwealth legislation. It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure they have obtained the requisite consent, where applicable, prior to registering a domain name that contains a word or phrase listed in Schedule A. Where auDA becomes aware that a registrant does not have the requisite consent, auDA reserves the right to revoke the domain name licence and delete the domain name.

3.2 auDA may conduct audits of the registry database at the request of a relevant government agency, to ensure that any domain names that contain words and phrases listed in Schedule A have the requisite consent.

4. NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS OF AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES

4.1 The names and abbreviations of Australian states and territories and the name “Australia” are regarded as names of national significance and as such are reserved from general use.

4.2 The name or abbreviation of an Australian state or territory may be released on application provided that the proposed registrant:
a) is eligible to use the name or abbreviation under the relevant eligibility and allocation policy rules; and
b) has written authorisation to use the name or abbreviation from the relevant state or territory government.

4.3 An applicant for a name or abbreviation of an Australian state or territory must lodge their application through an auDA accredited registrar. If the application is approved, auDA will authorise the release of the name or abbreviation from the Reserved List.

5. NAMES THAT MAY POSE A RISK TO THE OPERATIONAL STABILITY AND UTILITY OF THE .AU DOMAIN

5.1 From time to time, auDA may place a name on the Reserved List that, if used as a domain name, may pose a risk to the operational stability and utility of the .au domain.

5.2 The decision to place a name on the Reserved List under paragraph 5.1 must be approved or ratified by the auDA Board.

WORDS AND PHRASES RESTRICTED UNDER COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATION
(non-exhaustive list)

Legislation

Restricted words, letters, abbreviations and acronyms

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

APVMA
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

ANL Act 1956 1

ANL
Australian National Line
Maritime Agencies of Australia;
Searoad

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

ACMA
Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian Grand Prix Act 1994 (Vic)

Grand Prix
Formula One
Formula 1
Albert Park Circuit
Grand Prix Rally
What a Great Place for the Race
What a Great Place for the Great Race
What a Great Race
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991

NAL
National Acoustic Laboratories
Australian Hearing Services

Banking Act 1959

Bank
Banker
Banking
Building Society
Credit union
Credit society
authorised deposit-taking institution
ADI
Credit co-operative
Purchased payment facility provider
PPF provider
Specialist credit card institution
SCCI
banc
banque

Defence Regulation 2016

Active Reserve
Air Force
Air Force Reserve
Army Reserve
Australian Air Force
Australian Air Force Reserve
Australian Army
Australian Army Reserve
Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force Reserves
Australian Flying Corps
Australian Imperial forces
Australian Military Forces
Australian Navy
Australian Regular Army
Defence Force
Defence Force Reserves
Defence Reserves;
Her Majesty’s Australian Ship;
High Readiness Reserve;
HMA Ship;
Naval Reserve;
Permanent Air Force;
Permanent Military Forces;
Regular Army
Royal Australian Air Force;
Royal Australian Naval Reserve;
Royal Australian Navy;
Specialist Reserve;
Standby Reserve
ADF;
AFC;
AIF;
AMF;
ARA;
HMAS;
RAAF;
RAN;
RANR.

Family Law Regulations 1984 

Family Relationship Centre
Family Relationship Advice Line
Family Relationships Online
familyrelationshipsadviceline.com
familyrelaitonshipadviceline.com.au
familyrelationshipadviceline.net
familyrelationshipadviceline.net.au
familyrelationshipadviceline.org
familyrelationshipadviceline.org.au
familyrelationshipcentre.com
familyrelationshipcentre.com.au
familyrelationshipcentre.net
familyrelationshipcentre.net.au
familyrelationshipcentre.org
familyrelationshipcentre.org.au
familyrelationshipcentres.com
familyrelationshipcentres.com.au
familyrelationshipcentres.net
familyrelationshipcentres.net.au
familyrelationshipcentres.org
familyrelationshipcentres.org.au
familyrelationshipsadviceline.com
familyrelationshipsadviceline.com.au
familyrelationshipsadviceline.net
familyrelationshipsadviceline.net.au
familyrelationshipsadviceline.org
familyrelationshipsadviceline.org.au
familyrelationshipscentre.com
familyrelationshipscentre.com.au
familyrelationshipscentre.net
familyrelationshipscentre.net.au
familyrelationshipscentre.org
familyrelationshipscentre.org.au
familyrelationshipscentres.com
familyrelationshipscentres.com.au
familyrelationshipscentres.net
familyrelationshipscentres.net.au
familyrelationshipscentres.org
familyrelationshipscentres.org.au
fral.com.au
fral.net.au
frc.org.au
familyrelationshipadviceline.gov.au
familyrelationshipcentre.gov.au
familyrelationships.gov.au
familyrelationship.com
familyrelationship.com.au
familyrelationship.net
familyrelationship.net.au
familyrelationship.org
familyrelationship.net
familyrelationship.net.au
familyrelationship.org
familyrelationship.org.au
familyrelationships.com
familyrelationships.com.au
familyrelationships.net
familyrelationships.net.au
familyrelationships.org
familyrelationships.org.au
fralcms.gov.au
fralcms.com
fralcms.com.au
fralcms.net
fralcms.net.au
fralcms.org
fralcms.org.au
fral.org.au
fral.gov.au
frc.com.au
frc.net.au
frc.org
frc.com
frc.net
familyrelationshipsadviceline.gov.au
familyrelationshipcentres.gov.au
familyrelationshipscentre.gov.au
familyrelationshipscentres.gov.au
familyrelationshiponline.com
familyrelationshiponline.com.au
familyrelationshiponline.net
familyrelationshiponline.net.au
familyrelationshiponline.org
familyrelationshiponline.org.au
familyrelationshipsonline.com
familyrelationshipsonline.com.au
familyrelationshipsonline.net
familyrelationshipsonline.net.au
familyrelationshipsonline.org
familyrelationshipsonline.org.au
familyrelationshiponline.gov.au
familyrelationshipsonline.gov.au

Geneva Convention Act 1957 (Cth)

Red Cross
Geneva Cross
Red Crescent
Red Lion and Sun
Red Crystal

Human Services (Centrelink) Act 1997

Human Services (Centrelink) Regulations 2011 (reg 6)

Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency
Centrelink
CRS Australia
myGov

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973

Medicare
Medicare Australia

International Organizations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity;
Asian-Pacific Development Centre
CAB international;
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources;
Commission for the Conservation of Southern BlueFin Tuna;
Commonwealth of Nations;
Customs Cooperation Council;
Asian Development Bank;
Association of Iron-ore Exporting Countries;
Bank for International Settlements;
Energy Charter Conference;
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
European Economic Community;
INTELSAT;
International Atomic Energy Agency;
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes;
International Development Law Organisation;
International Exhibitions Bureau;
International Hydrographic Organization;
International Lead and Zinc Study Group;
International Mobile Satellite Organisation
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Nauru Trust Fund
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
International Organisation for Migration;
International Sea-bed authority;
International Sugar Organisation;
International Tropical Timber Organisation;
International Wheat Council;
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency;
Organisation for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific;
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
PrepCom
Preparatory Commission for the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons;
Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
SITA
South Pacific Commission
South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
South Pacific Forum Secretariat
South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Consultative Committee
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme
Tuvalu Trust Fund
United Nations
World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987

 Olympic

Olympics
Olympic Games
Olympiad
Olympiads

Protection of the Word ‘ANZAC’ Regulations

 ANZAC

Scout Association Act 1924 (Cth)

 Scout Association

Snowy mountains Engineering Corporation (Conversion into Public Company) Act 1989

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited
SMEC
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation

Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (Qld)

Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Tafe Queensland Act 2013

TAFE SA Act 2012

TAFE
technical and further education
TAFE SA

Please Note: auDA may update this Schedule from time to time, in line with any amended or new Commonwealth legislation.

1Refer to Australian River Co Limited Act 2015 (Cth)