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Domain administrator looking at changes for .au space

auDA, the administrator and industry self-regulatory policy body for Australia's .au domain space, is considering changes to the organisation through a review of its current policies.

The organisation has announced it is holding a series of public forums around Australia in February to share some of the proposed changes to the .au space and to get public input into how it should work.

auDA says the .au namespace is a critical piece of Australia’s digital infrastructure and the way it’s managed affects the economy.

“It’s not just part of the websites and email addresses we use, it affects crucial services ranging from medical devices to the apps on your phone.

“The .au namespace is one of the most trusted in the world and we want to make sure it stays that way while helping move Australia’s digital economy forward.

auDA’s Policy Review Panel needs to hear from you to ensure that the .au namespace continues to benefit the entire Australian community,” the organisation says.

The public forums are open to everybody, but registration — via the links below — is required:

Perth

Monday 5 Feb, 10:00am
Four Points by Sheraton
Register here

Sydney

Friday 9 Feb, 10:00am
Rydges Sydney Central
Register here

Melbourne

Wed 14 Feb, 10:00am
Novotel on Collins
Register here

Brisbane

Fri 16 Feb, 10:00am
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Register here

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