Through consultation with stakeholders, auDA develops and implements domain name policies for .au. auDA also licenses registry operators and registrars, implements consumer safeguards and facilitates dispute resolution.
auDA plays an active role within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and other international fora, representing the interests of .au stakeholders at the global level.
auDA holds an annual event, the Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF). The auIGF brings together government, industry and community members in an open, apolitical forum, to discuss Internet-related policy issues, exchange ideas and best practices, and help shape the future of the Internet in Australia.
auDA also works to help support the Australian Internet community through our programs:
Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) - An annual event celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.
auDA Foundation - Established in 2005, the auDA Foundation makes annual grants to promote and encourage education and research initiatives that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.
Community Geographic Domain Names (CGDNs) - An initiative that offers a unique opportunity for local communities to have an online presence that immediately identifies their geographic location, and is managed by, and representative of, the community as a whole.
Year Founded: 1999
Legal Name: .au Domain Administration Limited
Company Type: Public Company