Public Comment

auDA regularly seeks public comments on various governance and policy issues.

You can find details of open consultations below. 

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Implementation of the Government Review Recommendations

In April 2018 the Federal Government delivered the final report of its review of the .au Domain Administration. The review made 29 recommendations for reform required by auDA to meet its new terms of endorsement.  auDA is seeking comment on the documents below which have been created as part of the implementation plan of auDA's response to the government review.


To make a submission on these draft documents, please email your feedback to 

Document Description Consultation closes

Proposed auDA Constitution

Download: Draft auDA Constitution  (pdf)

auDA requires a new constitution to implement the government's recommendation.

26/09/2018, 10:00 AM AEST

Proposed Nomination Committee Charter

Download: Nomination Committee Charter (pdf)

The Nominations Committee will be responsible for selecting candidates for nomination to auDA's board.

26/09/2018, 10:00 AM AEST

Board Charter

Download: Board Charter (pdf)

The charter that governs the auDA board's roles, responsibilities and authorities.

For review only

Board Skills Matrix

Download: Board Skills Matrix (pdf)

The skills matrix that the Nomination Committee will use to assess suitability of future board candidates.

For review only

Draft Strategic Plan

Download: Draft Strategic Plan

Sets out auDA's strategic priorities in ensuring a safe and secure .au namespace over the next 5 years. 

26/09/2018, 10:00 AM AEST

Enterprise Security Strategy

Download: Enterprise Security Strategy (pdf)

 Describes our strategy for strengthening the security and stability for .au

For review only


Published policies

auDA is responsible for the development and implementation of the policies governing the operation of the .au ccTLD,  including the registration of .au domain names.  As part of its multi-stakeholder policy development process,  auDA welcomes submissions from the community on its draft policies.   The draft policies will be available for public comment for a minimum of 21 calendar days.  auDA will publish a consultation report setting out the key issues raised in the public consultation process, and any subsequent amendments to the draft policy as a result of public consultation.


To make a submission on these draft policies please email your feedback to

Policy Changes  Consultation Closes

Mandatory Terms and Conditions Applying to .au Domain Name Licences 



To clarify and enumerate the purposes for which the Registrar, Registry Operator and auDA collect, use and disclose personal information related to the registration of a .au domain name licence.


Domain, Renewal, Expiry and Deletion 


To update the policy to reflect the Registry Operator’s changes to the timing of the purge cycle for Expired and Deleted Domain Name Licences.

Update: 11/09/2018 minor amendments 



Corporate Policies

The Corporate Policies set out how auDA conducts its business as the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD,  including how it complies with its legal obligations under Australian law.  The Corporate Policies are open for public comment for a period of no less than 21 calendar days.

  • To make a submission on these corporate policy drafts, please email your feedback to
Draft Document Description Consultation Closes

Process for the Development and Review of auDA published policies



This policy sets out the principles and processes that govern the development, review and implementation of policies for the administration of the .au ccTLD. 


DNSSEC Practice Statement


Updated to reflect changes to the Registry Operator and to provide more flexibility around audits of the security of the DNS.




auDA will publish any submissions received.  The submissions will be collated and provided to the auDA Board for consideration.  A person making a submission to auDA consents to the collection, publication, use and disclosure of their submission for the purpose of developing and amending the draft policy.  For further information please refer to the auDA Privacy Policy.