2018 Review of the .au Domain Administration

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.

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auDA accepted the recommendations and worked with the department over two years to implement reforms, successfully completing all recommendations by May 2020.