About the auDA Foundation
The auDA Foundation is currently being reviewed as part of a reassessment of our community programs. We will let you know our plans, soon. If you'd like to be advised once the review is complete and next steps decided, please register for news here.
The auDA Foundation is a charitable trust established to promote and encourage educational and research activities that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.
The trust was established by .au Domain Administration (auDA) in 2005 and the Board of Directors of the auDA Foundation are:
Chair: Damain Smith
Directors: Chris Letpos AM, Joe Manariti, James Deck, Nigel Phair, Cameron Boardman
Trustee for the auDA Foundation
ABN 57 462 140 688
Email: Email auDA Foundation
au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.
Community Geographic Domain Names
Locality based domain names reserved for all of community use, e.g. www.broome.wa, www.lobethal.sa.au
Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs)
Annual event celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.
In September 2011, auDA commenced a review of the Foundation.
The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness and reach of the auDA Foundation's grants and efficiency of the auDA Foundation's operations, and provide recommendations to the auDA Board about what changes (if any) should be made to the auDA Foundation Charter and operations. The recommendations arising from the completion of the review were approved in February 2012.