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Australians would be allowed to register domain names directly under .au if recommendations released today by the panel which sets the country’s domain policy framework are adopted.

Under the proposals in the draft recommendations by the Names Policy Panel, the current 2LDs – com.au and net.au - would remain available but Australian entities and individuals would be able to register under .au, too.

“The main reason the panel has recommended this change is that direct registrations would create more options. They include names that are shorter, more appealing and more memorable. They would make the domain name system simpler and easier to use,” said Derek Whitehead, Panel Chair and Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology.

Whitehead said the Panel is clear that direct registrations would have some rules applied to them, to continue to maintain a standard “that reflects the trust and security synonymous with the .au domain name space”.

The Panel released an issues paper earlier this year and today has released its draft recommendations for a final round of consultation before submission to the auDA Board, which will make the decision about whether it goes ahead.

Comments can be submitted in two ways and the closing date for submissions is Wednesday 30 September.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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