Submissions close this Friday (21 January) on a review into the policy framework for .AU domain names currently being undertaken by the policy and regulatory body for .AU domains.
In November a discussion paper was released inviting discussion on issues such as should:
- restrictions on registrants being Australian, or registered to trade in Australia, remain in place
- .AU be open to direct registrations, such as name.au
- informal clubs and groups be allowed to register .AU domain names
- the current two-year fixed licence be changed to allow longer or shorter registration periods
- leasing of .AU domains be allowed
- registrations of single-character domain names be allowed
- individuals be allowed to register domain names that related to a personal hobby or interest – currently there is no place for Australians to register a .AU domain name for their special interest or hobby unless they do so under their personal name (ID.AU) or are a registered business
- a reserved names list, that contains names protected by government legislation, continue
- there be changes to the domain monetisation policy
- there be changes to the list of names protected under the Prohibition on Misspellings Policy.
To comment on the discussion paper, through a submission or completing an online survey, see:
To register your .AU domain name, check out Asia Registry here.