.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.
For more information go to www.auda.org.au
After extensive public consultations auDA, in 2004, decided to create new second level domains in .au for each state and territory (wa.au, vic.au, nt.au, etc). Names that can be registered in these 8 new second levels are limited to address localities in the relevant state/territory (subiaco.wa.au, carlton.vic.au, alicesprings.nt.au, etc).
.au Community Domains Pty Ltd, was a not-for-profit company acting as trustee of the .au Community Domains Trust (auCD) and was established by auDA in 2006 to facilitate the development of Community Geographic Domain Names (CGDNs) and was funded from the proceeds of the commercial geographic domain names ballot held by auDA in 2005.
The auCD company was wound up on 30th June, 2010 at the project funds end and auDA is continuing to support the initiative within their operations as part of their community engagement and education activities.
Please see other auDA community engagement activities:
Best Practice Awards www.bestpracticeawards.org.au
auDA Foundation www.audafoundation.org.au
CGDN Advisory Committee:
auDA have appointed a CGDN Advisory Committee made up of the previous auCD directors : Tony Staley, George Fong, Paul Harcombe, John Tulloch, Cheryl Langdon-Orr and Jo Lim. The role of this committee is to provide advice to the auDA board on CGDN related issues.