The .au Domain Administration (auDA) has announced new auDA Rules that will change the eligibility, allocation and terms for .au domain registration and renewal. These will come into effect on 12 April 2021 and can be accessed here.
The auDA administers and develops the rules for domain names in the .au country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
The new auDA Rules are similar to the presently published policies, broadly the changes affect:
- the eligibility and allocation for .au domain names
- the terms and conditions for .au domain names
- the complaints process, and
- auDA management and compliance of the auDA Rules.
For .au domain names expiring after 12 April 2021, the auDA Rules in place at the time of registration (or last renewal) will apply until the current domain expiry date, to which the new auDA Rules will apply upon renewal. It is recommended that entities review their domain portfolios and ensure compliance with the new auDA Rules by 12 April 2021.