auDA is the policy authority for the .au domain space, responsible for the development, review and enforcement of policies dealing with the registration of .au domain names and the operation of the Australian domain industry.

Below is a list of auDA's current Published Policies, Guidance Notes and our Privacy Policy. For a comprehensive list of all auDA policies since 2002, please refer to the Index of Published Policies.

Published Policies

    No.   Title
2016-01 .au Dispute Resolution Policy
2015-02 Governance Arrangements for the edu.au 2LD
2015-01 Complaints Policy
2014-09 Reseller ID Application Form
2014-08 DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement (DPS) for the .au Domain
2014-07 WHOIS Policy
2014-06 Reserved List Policy
2013-05 Registrar Accreditation Application Form
2013-04  Registrar Accreditation Criteria
2013-03  auDA Information Security Standard (ISS) for Accredited Registrars
2013-02  Transfers (Change of Registrar of Record) Policy
2012-04  Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs
2012-01  Registrant Review Panel Rules
List of auDA Review Panelists
2011-03  Transfers (Change of Registrant) Policy
2010-07  Registrant Contact Information Policy
2010-03  Registrar Review Panel Rules
List of auDA Review Panelists
2010-01  Domain Renewal, Expiry and Deletion Policy
2008-09  Prohibition on Misspellings Policy
2008-07  Mandatory Terms and Conditions Applying to .au Domain Name Licences  
2008-04  Policy Rules and Guidelines for Community Geographic Domain Names (CGDNs)
2008-02  Approval Process for auDRP Providers
2007-02  Interim Policy on Use of Wildcard DNS Records in .au
2004-04  .au Domain Name Suppliers' Code of Practice
2004-01  Complaints (Registrant Eligibility) Policy
2002-29  Domain Name Password Policy



auDA’s guidance notes provide information regarding certain terms of the Registrar Agreement or Published policies to provide assistance to accredited Registrars and registrants in meeting their obligations.

    No.   Title
2014-05 Application of auDA Published Policies to the edu.au 2LD
2013-01  Clarification of Auto-Renewal Services under the Code of Practice
2012-05  Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs
2008-11  Clarification of Permissible Own Use Registration by Registrars
2003-01  .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP) - Clarification of Registrar Obligations
2002-16  Registrar Agreement - Meaning of Reseller
2002-15  Registrar Agreement - Clarification of Clause 14.1.7 


Privacy Policy

auDA is required to have a Privacy Policy under the Privacy Act 1988.