The registry comprises the following:
- a database of domain names registered in each 2LD
- a public WHOIS service for looking up the identity of the registrant of a domain name.
Afilias Australia Pty Ltd is the registry operator for the open 2LDs (asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au and org.au), the community geographic 2LDs (act.au, nsw.au, nt.au, qld.au, sa.au, tas.au, vic.au and wa.au) and two closed 2LDs (edu.au and gov.au).
Afilias Australia was appointed the 2LD registry operator by way of open tender processes held in 2017.
auDA publishes monthly reports on domain registration activity and registry performance.
The Registry Transformation Project (2017)
In 2017 auDA conducted a tender process to select a provider to provide services for the .au registry.