.au Licensing Rules and .au Namespace Implementation Policy Consultation - October 2019

auDA is seeking the Australian community's input on proposed changes to the .au licensing rules and the .au Namespace Implementation Policy.

We are asking for feedback because the .au ccTLD belongs to Australia and changes to the rules for .au domains affect the Australian community.


Document Description
Consultation Outcomes Report  An overview of the outcomes of the consultation
Conversation Tracker A summary of the feedback gathered from the face-to-face and online workshops facilitated by ThinkPlace in October and November 2019.
Key Consultation Issues An overview of the policy issues on which we're seeking feedback
.au Licensing rules - consultation draft The .au Licensing Rules including proposed changes
.au Namespace Implementation Rules The current .au Implementation Rules
Explanatory Guide - Licensing Rules How the .au Licensing Rules were developed and their relationship to previous published polices, PRP recommendations and auDA management additions


Background Documents

Document Description
Policy Review Panel Final Report: Recommendations to the auDA Board  The report containing the Policy Review Panel's policy recommendations to the auDA Board
auDA Management Response: 2017 Policy Review Panel Final Report and Recommendations auDA Management response to the Policy Review Panel, indicating which recommendations were/were not accepted and why


How To Have Your Say

There are a number of ways you can have your say on the proposed changes to .au domain name policy.

Submissions for this phase of consultation have now closed.



Submissions and feedback

Written submissions

ACCC (refers to CAANZ submission from March 2018)
Adam Ithiel
Charles Reis
Ian Halson (1)
Ian Halson (2)
Kerryn B
Mike Beanland
Peter Tonoli
REA Group
Sean Fogarty
Vincent Turner

Consultation Workshop Feedback

auDA engaged strategic Design consultancy ThinkPlace to conduct a series of workshops in October 2019 to gather feedback on the key consultation issues. There were four face-to-face workshops (in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane) and three online sessions. All workshops were widely advertised and were open to the public to attend.

The document below contains the aggregated feedback gained from these workshops.

.au Policy Consultation Conversation Tracker

Online Survey Results

Throughout the consultation period, auDA sought public feedback on the key policy issues via an online survey accessible at aufeedback.org.au.

aufeedback.org.au - Survey Results

Next Steps

At the end of the consultation, all feedback will be considered by auDA's board.