The Morrison government today released updated approval terms for the .au Internet domain administrator, .au domain administration (auDA), to ensure it remains fit for purpose. support Australians going online.
auDA is a non-profit organization that, since 2002, has worked with a range of stakeholders, including industry, government, and the international community, to develop and administer rules for domains in the .au top-level domain.
The Minister of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Honorable Paul Fletcher, has said that the review of the Terms in 2021 is part of the regular review process aimed at preserving the efficiency of the administration of the estate. to.
“Australia’s .au domain space is a critical part of our national infrastructure that underpins significant innovation and economic growth,” said Minister Fletcher. “The updated government approval terms will guide the Australian .au domain administrator to continue to represent the interests of Australian internet users. “
This release follows an extensive review of the conditions by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, including a public consultation process.
The new Terms are based on a set of fundamental principles, including:
- Collaborate with the Australian government and with a range of government departments and agencies, including eSafety;
- Support confidence in the .au;
- Promote the principles of competition, fair trade and consumer protection;
- Support fair and transparent multi-stakeholder engagement;
- Support a membership structure that reflects the diversity of the Australian community;
- Maintain effective governance processes that are transparent, accountable, support effective decision-making and advance the interests of the Australian community.
The final review report, public submissions and new terms are available at: Domain Names | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Australian Government