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    This statement applies to the Government Domain Names website The website is managed by the Australian Government Department of Finance.

    Personal information

    When you register a domain name, we record name, address, email address and telephone number in the domain registration system. Your contact details are required so that we can contact you about your domain name; Registrant and Tech contact details are also provided to the .au registry operator (Afilias Australia Pty Ltd) and are published on Whois lookups.


    We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us. Your personal information will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.

    We analyse non-identifiable, aggregated website traffic data to help us improve the structure and functionality of No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

    We do not share information about you with other government agencies or organisations without your permission, unless it:

    • is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested
    • is required or authorised by law
    • will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s health

    Website analytics

    To improve your experience on our site, we may use 'cookies'. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

    Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

    Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

    By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy external resource and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google external resource.

    Your choices

    You may gain access to the personal information about you that we hold. You can have us correct any errors or delete the information we have about you.

    You may opt out of any further contact from us.

    To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, we may have to gain evidence of your identity before we can give you access to information about you or change it.

    Further privacy information

    This online service is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles.

    How to contact us

    Contact Us about any of your privacy concerns or to suggest further improvements to this website.