Some days I think the ongoing auDA consultations on the introduction of second level registrations are like the Rapture. The believers keep believing, but it never seems to happen. What started with Names Policy Panel recommendations in favour back in 2015 has since gone through several consultations. With very little movement since the Names Policy Panel recommended they be introduced.
The latest consultation is asking for public submissions for the first phase of the Policy Review Panel's work, the development of an implementation policy for Direct Registration.
A lengthy issues paper [pdf] was prepared with 10 questions to be answered by those seeking to make a submission. However we’ve been a bit lax in alerting to this latest consultation as it closes at the close of business on Friday 10 November 2017. That’s close of business Sydney/Melbourne time.
If you wish to make a submission, go to the 2017 Policy Review Panel page where you can download the issues paper [pdf] and obtain more information at: