Prior to retiring or decommissioning domain names, it is recommended you do the following:
- Decide whether the domain name will be maintained and redirected, or whether it should be completely decommissioned.
- Consider any other services that may be reliant on the domain name, including email, file transfer protocol (FTP) and subdomain names.
- If the domain name is to be decommissioned, the Admin contact should request a deletion from the domain name system – www.domainname.gov.au.
- If the domain is to be redirected, ensure that redirection instructions are built into the DNS record.