7 December, 2022

.au direct Priority Allocation: contested .au direct domain names

Since its launch in March this year, .au direct has become Australia’s second most in-demand namespace after com.au, with over 700,000 .au direct domain names registered from March to the end of November 2022.  A Priority Application Period ran from 24 March 2022 to 20 September 2022 (UTC) that provided existing registrants (those who held a .au domain name registered before the launch of .au direct) priority to apply for the .au direct match of their existing domain name. 
28 November, 2022

Five takeaways: Deciphering the DNS with the Cyber Security CRC

As administrators of the .au domain, auDA recognises the criticality of the domain name system (DNS) to modern society. To explore the importance of the DNS, we hosted a webinar in November 2022 with auDA CEO Rosemary Sinclair AM, auDA Internet Governance and Policy Director Jordan Carter, and Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (Cyber Security CRC) CEO Rachael Falk. 
24 November, 2022

Leaders of tech Q&A: Communications Minister Michelle Rowland on the protection of a secure internet for all Australians

In the latest edition of our Leaders of tech Q&A, we hear from Minister for Communications the Hon Michelle Rowland MP. Minister Rowland shares her insights on the criticality of the domain name system (DNS) to Australia, government reform in response to recent high profile cyberattack, and the importance of Australia’s re-election to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
17 November, 2022

Digital Lives of Australians 2022 research highlights central role of internet in the lives of Australians

The .au Domain Administration’s (auDA) Digital Lives of Australians 2022 research report explores the online experiences of Australian consumers and small businesses. It identifies opportunities to help Australians overcome digital challenges and better harness the benefits of the internet.