UPDATED 19/03/10: New domain drop process to commence on 18 April 2010
Following a policy review last year, auDA has decided to change the way in which expired and deleted .au domain names drop from the registry.
Under the new policy:
- expired and deleted .au domain names will be published on the Official Domain Drop List at the time when they become "eligible for purge"
- eligible expired and deleted domain names will be purged from the registry at 1.00pm AEST (2.00pm AEDT) every day, including weekends and public holidays.
The changes will be implemented during a scheduled registry outage on 18 April 2010.
The Official Domain Drop List will be published on the auDA website (linked from the homepage) at the end of the registry outage on 18 April 2010.
The new purge time will commence the next day on 19 April 2010.
The new Domain Renewal, Expiry and Deletion Policy (2010-01) will be published, and come into effect, on 18 April 2010. In the meantime, the current Domain Renewal, Expiry and Deletion Policy (2006-07) continues to apply.