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Review of .au Domain Administration (auDA) Terms of Endorsement

Have your say about whether the Australian Government's Terms of Endorsement for the .au Domain Administration (auDA) remain fit for purpose.

Why we want your input

The Terms of Endorsement, which outline the Australian Government’s expectations of auDA, were last updated in April 2018. Feedback will help determine if the Australian Government’s Terms of Endorsement for auDA remain fit for purpose.

How you can voice your opinion

The Department invites written submissions from individuals, businesses, peak bodies and other interested parties on proposed changes to the Terms of Endorsement, through the open public consultation process.

Submissions should include the respondent’s name, organisation (if applicable) and contact details. Submissions with no verifiable contact details will not be considered.

You can read a Fact Sheet about the review and the draft Terms of Endorsement via the links below, and provide a submission by 5pm, 10 September 2021 using the form below or by emailing internetgovernance@communications.gov.au.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will be used to inform any changes to the Terms of Endorsement to ensure they remain fit for purpose.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Members of the public are invited to make written submissions on the Terms of Endorsement for the .au Domain Administration (auDA), for use in the current review of the Terms.

The Issue

auDA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation responsible for the policy and administration of the .au domain. The organisation was endorsed by the Australian Government in 2000 as the appropriate entity to operate the .au domain.

The Terms of Endorsement, which outline the Australian Government's expectations of auDA, were last updated in April 2018. Feedback will help determine if the Australian Government's Terms of Endorsement for auDA remain fit for purpose.

We are seeking feedback on whether the Terms of Endorsement:

  • Reflect the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance, promoting competition, fair trading and consumer protection
  • Reflect the expectations of the broader internet community
  • Promote trust and confidence in the .au administration.

For more information on the .au domain, including previous consultation outcomes, see the following

 

Outcome

The review of the Terms of Endorsement has now been completed, and an updated Terms document has been issued by the Government. The Review Report is also available. Thank you for your submissions.

Participate

02 Aug 2021 09:00 AEST
10 Sep 2021 17:00 AEST
Closed
This consultation is closed.

Submissions

Afilias
au Domain Name Association
auDa
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Education Services Australia
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