Businesses may soon shed .com prefix

Businesses may soon shed .com prefix

Australian business websites could soon drop the .com prefix as the national domain authority seeks feedback on a proposal to shorten domain addresses.

“As potentially the most substantial change to the .au domain name space in over 30 years, auDA has convened a Policy Review Panel to examine and make recommendations on the implementation of this policy, known as Direct Registration,” the .au Domain Authority (auDA) said in a statement.

“One issue is how existing .au domain name holders should be given priority for these new domain names.”

The panel is seeking submissions from all internet users, including business owners, about the proposal and its likely impacts on their internet usage and traffic.

Submissions can be made either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:

Policy Review Panel
c/o .au Domain Administration Ltd
PO Box 18315
MELBOURNE VIC 3001

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All submissions must be received by Friday, 10 November 2017.

In a note on its website, auDA said that all submissions not marked confidential will be made publicly available, while anonymous submissions will not be considered.

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