Australian Government Consults on ICANN's New gTLD Proposal

The Australian Government has asked for comments from the Australian public on ICANN’s proposed introduction of new generic Top Level Domains.
The Government is working to ensure that the Australian community is aware of the new gTLD process, and to minimise any negative impacts of new gTLDs.
Any issues raised through the consultation process are to be fed back to ICANN through the government’s participation in the ICANN process through the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). The call for comments notes the GAC provides advice to ICANN, but ICANN’s Board of Directors is ultimately in charge of what the organisation does.
Any questions or comments about ICANN’s proposal should be directed to the government at:
The Director
Internet Governance, IPND and Numbering Team
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601
Or by email to
No date is given for the close of the consultation period.
General information on the new gTLD proposal from ICANN is available from:
More information on ICANN’s proposal for new gTLDs and the latest Draft Applicant Guidebook (version 4) is available from: