auDA's (Australian Domain Administration's) constitution has not been changed for over 17 years.
auDA is the governing body of Australian domain names (.com.au - .net.au - .org.au - .id.au).
The Committee has been established to review and make recommendations on potential reforms to ensure the Constitution reflects auDA's purpose and values.
The Committee comprises:
The Committee will:
The Committee will consult with the broader membership and relevant stakeholders. Secretariat and administrative support provided by auDA, and the Committee is expected to report by the end of February, 2018.
Interim Chair Erhan Karabardak thanked members who responded to the call for expressions of interest to join the Committee, which is due to report in February 2018.
"This Committee is charged with reviewing auDA's Constitution and making recommendations for improvements or reforms to reflect the objects and values of the organisation," Mr Karabardak said.
"Importantly, the Committee is expected to work closely with all stakeholders, inviting input from government, registrants, registrars, and members.
"The terms of reference include developing and seeking member feedback on a draft Code of Conduct for members, which fulfils a commitment from the Special General Meeting earlier this year."
In addition, the Committee will evaluate the Constitution to ensure it continues to comply with relevant legislation and ICANN's expectations of ccTLDs.
The Committee will also work on the implementation of the recommendations of the Cameron Ralph Khoury review into governance models.
"In a rapidly changing digital environment it is important that we have the right fundamental principles in place to govern auDA. I encourage all members to engage with the work of the Committee, and look forward to seeing their recommendations."
The committee will meet for the first time on 15 November.