6 June 2016
Provisions for university residential colleges
An issue was identified whereby the wording of criteria under Schedule 1 of the edu.au Registration Policy could be misinterpreted as prohibiting university residential colleges from being considered eligible within the edu.au domain space, or make it difficult for such colleges to complete the required warranty and reference documents.
eDAC agreed to amend the edu.au Registration Policy to expressly state that university residential colleges are eligible to apply for edu.au domain name registration.
This resulted in the addition of the following footnote to page 7 of the edu.au Registration Policy:
"For the purposes of this policy, where a University Residential College provides accommodation primarily to students of a university and also provides students with education and/or training services, the University Residential College will be considered to be providing education and training related services under the category of entities not otherwise listed."
30 November 2015
Provisions for individuals and partnerships
An issue was identified whereby, due to the wording of the standard warranty and reference requirements, applicants operating education or training businesses as either sole traders or in partnerships were unable to meet the eligibility criteria under Schedule 1, Section 1.1b of the edu.au Registration Policy.
eDAC agreed to add separate warranty and reference requirements to the policy that expressly allow individuals and provide an avenue for partnerships to apply for edu.au domain name registration.
This resulted in the addition of the following to the edu.au Registration Policy:
Schedule 1, Section 1.2c:
An individual applying under Category 1.1 (b) may only apply under the subcategories ‘non-accredited training provider’, and ‘entities not otherwise listed’.
Schedule 1, Section 1.2d:
"An individual applying under Category 1.1 (b) must provide the Registrar with:
i. An Australian Business Number (ABN);
ii. A registered business name;
iii. An Australian trade mark registration; or
iv. Equivalent evidence of operating a business in Australia."
Schedule 1, Section 1.4:
"A partnership cannot hold a domain name registration. An applicant who is a member of a partnership may apply for domain name registration on behalf of a partnership."
- Specific warranty statement for Individual Applicants
- Specific warranty statement for Applications Made on Behalf of a Partnership