On 19 October 2017 the Australian Government announced a review of the management of the .au domain to ensure it remained fit-for-purpose in Australia's digital landscape.
The review was completed in April 2018. The key finding was that the existing management framework was no longer fit-for-purpose and needed to be reformed. The Government accepted all 29 recommendations of the review, and the then Minister for Communications issued new Terms of Endorsement for auDA which set out the government's expectations for auDA's management.
The Department is continuing to engage closely with auDA.
- Minister's media release—Findings of Australia's .au domain review released dated 18 April 2018
- review report
- 2018 terms of endorsement for auDA.
auDA accepted the recommendations and worked with the department over two years to implement reforms, successfully completing all recommendations by May 2020.
- auDA's response to the Minister and its Implementation Plan
- the department's letter to auDA on the 12-month checkpoint of the Review [DoCA letter to auDA—Review of auDA 12-month check point—16 May 2019
- Minister's letter to auDA regarding the 18-month checkpoint of the Review, 17 December 2019 PDF 743 KB
- Minister's letter to auDA regarding the 21-month checkpoint of the Review, 4 March 2020 PDF: 245 KB
- Minister's letter to auDA congratulating it on completing all recommendations, 25 May 2020 PDF 1.1 MB.