According to auDA there are numerous changes including to:
- eligibility and allocation rules for some namespaces (e.g. com.au, net.au, org.au and asn.au);
- the terms and conditions for .au ccTLD domain names;
- the complaints process, and
- how auDA manages compliance with the rules.
In our review of the new rules we have observed some significant changes which will be detrimental to domain name and trademark owners. We will shortly be looking into the proposed changes and how they will effect Australians.
Another take away from auDA’s announcement yesterday was the following statement:
For .au domain name licences that expire after 12 April 2021, the previous rules will apply until the end of the current licence period. The new rules will then apply from when the new licence period commences.
Our suggestion to domain name registrants it to renew your valuable domain names for a period of 5 years before the 12 April 2021 implementation to put off the application of the new rules.