Why become an Associate Member?

auDA is the administrator of the .au country code Top Level Domain, the .au name space that identifies to the world that we are Australian.

.au is for all Australians and it’s important we get input from a diverse range of voices on how it operates. 

With your support and input, auDA can continue to provide independent management to our country’s identifying domain and keep the .au domain a safe, accessible, trusted, and Australian asset for all Internet users.

Exclusive member benefits

  • A voice in the future of the .au name space.
  • Invitations to business and industry networking events featuring industry leaders and stakeholders.
  • Regular updates on industry research, trends and new developments in Australia’s digital landscape via our member newsletter.
  • Early updates on auDA initiatives including the launch of .au direct and the auDA Community Grant program.
  • The opportunity to nominate for auDA advisory committees and participate in auDA board elections.

Who can be an Associate Member?

Anybody who is eligible to hold any .au domain name is eligible to be an Associate Member.  See the current eligibility criteria for the open namespaces here.

Individuals

If you’re applying as an individual you must be 

  • 18 years or older, and
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Organisations

Applicants applying as organisations must be:

  • eligible to hold either an asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au, org.au, .gov.au or .edu.au domain name. 
  • NOT a related Body Corporate of another existing Associate Member.

Associate Membership is covered by Schedule 1 of the auDA constitution.

You’re an auDA Associate Member – what next?

After you complete the online registration form, you’ll receive an email from auDA confirming the success of your Associate Membership, then you can start making the most of your membership.

You’ll receive regular updates from auDA and be kept inform on any newsworthy items, upcoming opportunities to get involved in having your say and vote in a ballot on candidates for election as Elected Directors.

Membership support

If you have any questions or need to update your details, simply send your requests through the general enquiry form.