Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

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

 

Participate

02 Aug 2021 09:00 AEST - 10 Sep 2021 17:00 AEST
Closed

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to internetgovernance@communications.gov.au or send it to:

auDA Terms of Endorsement Review
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 2154
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Att: Ian Sheldon, Internet Governance Team