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Government submission: New .au management organisation & New wholesale registry model

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by DomainNames, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. DomainNames

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    The Commonwealth Government needs to put out an Expression Of Interest for new options of .au management organisations.

    There is also the option for people and organisations to put forward unsolicited proposals to Government ( and to Icann).

    Let's put some thinking caps on and have public and government discussions:

    1. New organisation structure- Management of the .au namespace including the .au wholesale registry functions.
    2. Benefits for consumers in the now increasingly competitive global domain extension marketplace ( There are now 1500 domain name extensions available for people to choose.. Adding more extension is not the answer and is not "innovation")
    3. Lower wholesale pricing - 50% - 80% LOWER .AU WHOLESALE PRICING.
    4. Australian owned and operated as preference
    5. How can a new membership model be set up?
    6. Last option - Government run.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.au_Domain_Administration
    https://portal.auda.org.au/resources/about-auda

    https://portal.auda.org.au/resources/about-auda
    au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.

    Role of auDA
    auDA performs the following functions:

    • develop and implement domain name policy
    • license 2LD registry operators
    • accredit and license registrars
    • implement consumer safeguards
    • facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy
    • represent .au at ICANN and other international fora.


    History of auDA
    The .au domain space is a vital national resource, and in 1999, as the culmination of efforts since 1995, auDA was formed to manage it.

    In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.

    In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.
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    WINDING UP auDA and transfer of assets to new body
    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/constitution/

    "8 WINDING UP

    On dissolution of the Company, the right to administer the .au ccTLD must either be transferred on to another entity nominated or approved by the Commonwealth of Australia or, in the absence of such approval, be transferred to the Commonwealth of Australia.

    If upon the winding up or dissolution of auDA there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property or money whatsoever, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed to the Members but shall be transferred to the subsequent entity approved by the Commonwealth of Australia to manage the .au ccTLD."