Website operator and edu.au registrar service provider
Education Services Australia (ESA) is a national not-for-profit company owned by the state, territory and Australian Government education ministers. ESA works collaboratively in the interests of all Australian education jurisdictions to provide technology-based solutions through developing cost-efficient, sustainable products and services that can be adapted in response to emerging technologies and changing needs of the Australian education and training sector.
advance key nationally agreed education initiatives, programs and projects by providing services including:
researching, testing and developing effective and innovative technologies and communication systems for use in education
devising, developing and delivering curriculum and assessment, professional development, career and information support services
facilitating the pooling, sharing and distribution of knowledge, resources and services to support and promote elearning
supporting infrastructure to ensure access to quality-assured systems and content and interoperability between individuals, entities and systems
create, publish, disseminate and market curriculum and assessment materials, ICT-based solutions, products and services to support learning, teaching, leadership and administration
act as required as the legal entity for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council.
The edu.au registrar service
ESA has been the sole authorised registrar for edu.au since 2003.
Edu.au registrar services were originally provided by Education.au Ltd, which merged with Curriculum Corporation in 2010 to form ESA.
Education.au was appointed as the registrar for edu.au by the Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC), who were delegated policy responsibility for the edu.au domain space by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).
Since the dissolution of AICTEC in 2013, ESA is authorised to deliver registrar services for edu.au by .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space endorsed by the Australian Government. Policy and management responsibility for the edu.au domain registrar services is delegated by auDA to the edu.au Domain Administration Committee (eDAC).
.au Domain Administration Ltd
.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the Australian Government endorsed and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recognised policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space. auDA performs the following functions:
develop and implement domain name policy
license second level domain registry operators
accredit and license domain registrars
implement consumer safeguards
facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy
represent .au at ICANN and other international fora
technical management of the .au zone file
manage and maintain a secure and stable domain name system
.edu.au Domain Administration Committee
Established by the Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC), the .edu.au Domain Administration Committee (eDAC) has been delegated policy and management responsibility for the edu.au domain name by auDA.
Through representation from and consultation with key stakeholders, eDAC maintains the policies relating to the administration of the edu.au domain, in addition to monitoring developments and providing advice to auDA and other key agencies on issues related to the edu.au domain space. eDAC membership comprises:
one Commonwealth Government representative
one higher education sector representative
two government school sector representatives,
one Catholic school sector representative,
one Independent school sector representative
two Vocational Education and Training sector representatives
Provided by Education Services Australia Ltd, a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers and operating as an authorised .au Domain Administration Ltd registrar. Provided in accordance with policy provisions set out by the .edu.au Domain Administration Committee.