2017 Policy Review Panel
The Policy Review Panel's Interim report is now available. This report sets out the process undertaken, the progress made, and the work still to be done.
Domain Monetisation Clarification
The PRP has issued a statement clarifying its thinking around domain monetisation policy.
Registrant Issues Paper
Draft report and policies
The Policy Review Panel will be publishing its draft report on the implementation of direct registration (including a draft policy document) for public consultation in early 2019. The Policy Review Panel will also publish a Public Consultation Paper in relation to Registrant Policy changes at the same time.
Stakeholders will have the option of making a submission on the entire suite of draft policies.
Keep checking this page for details or sign up to our announcements email list to be notified of when the consultation opens.
The 2017 Policy Review Panel has been established by the auDA Board to make recommendations on:
- the development of an implementation policy for direct registration; and
- policy reform of existing auDA policies (as listed in the Terms of Reference below)
The Panel held its first meeting in Melbourne on the 27th of September, 2017.
Professor Dan Hunter
Consumer Protection Representative
Supply Class Member
Brett Fenton, Melbourne IT
Demand Class Member
The Policy Review Panel has been tasked by the auDA Board to develop an implementation policy for direct registration (transitional arrangements) and to review, simplify and consolidate existing published policies into three policies:
- Registrant Policy
- Registrar Policy, and
- Complaints Policy
The new policies will apply to direct registration of a domain name at a second level (2LD), as recommended by the 2015 Names Policy Panel Final Report.
The Policy Review Panel will report to the auDA Board in April 2019.
There are currently no open consultations. (The Policy Review Panel is currently undertaking public consultation by way of focus group review and feedback.)
- Registrant Policy Issues paper
- Issues Paper: Implementation of Second Level Domain Name Registrations (Direct Registration)
The Panel invites written submissions when the submission periods for public consultation are open. These periods will be open for four weeks. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com or by post to:
Policy Review Panel
c/o .au Domain Administration Ltd
PO Box 18315
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Please note, all submissions will be made publicly available on this website, unless marked confidential. In the absence of a clear indication that the submission is confidential, the Policy Review Panel will treat the submission as public. The Policy Review Panel will not consider nor publish anonymous submissions.