Policy panel recommends retention of .au eligibility requirements

Posted On September 7, 2011
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The Names Policy Panel of the .au domain administrator, auDA, has recommended the retention of the eligibility requirements for registration of a .au domain name. In its report to the auDA Board of its review of the policy framework underlying the allocation and use of domain names in the .au domain space, the Panel noted that the overwhelming majority of public comments were in favour of retaining the current policy – i.e. that registrants must be Australian or registered to trade in Australia. While acknowledging that the Internet is a global marketplace, the Panel concluded that .au should remain restricted to Australian entities and individuals. In short, the Panel confirmed the principle that “.au” means “Australian”.

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