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What’s this auDA email?

If you’ve just registered a new .au domain name (yes! from March 2022 you can register yourdomain.au style domain names!), you may have also received an email from some weird address/company (auDA) that you don’t recognise. Not to worry, it’s a standard welcome email from the big guys (auDA or .au Domain Administration Limited is the .au managing registry), and it probably looks a little like this:

Sample email as provided by auDA that registrants now receive upon new .au domain registrations
From: .au Support
Subject: Congratulations on registering example.com.au & welcome to the .au TLD!

On behalf of .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), Congratulations! You’ve successfully registered example.com.au and your domain is now active in the .au registry.

auDA is a not-for-profit membership- based organisation that works with industry and government to administer the .au domain name system for all Australians. We accredit IT companies as registrars to provide domain name registration services to the public. They in turn may appoint other IT companies as their resellers.

Questions about your domain name?
Please contact your registrar of record as shown in the public WHOIS service at: https://whois.auda.org.au/, or their reseller.

Want to be kept informed? Join auDA today.
auDA membership is complimentary and is your connection to regular updates on industry research, domain name trends and innovations in Australia’s digital landscape. You will also have a voice in the evolution of the registration rules for the .au domain. With your support and input, auDA can continue to administer the .au domain and keep it a safe, accessible, trusted and uniquely Australian asset for all Internet users.

Congratulations again on registering example.com.au and we look forward to formally welcoming you as an auDA member.

Kind regards,
The auDA team.

Rest assured … the auDA email is a simple welcome message, with no further action required on your part! If you have any questions about your domain name, or you receive other suspicious looking emails relating to your domain name, reach out directly to me first.

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