CGI disabled at aunic
All CGI functionality on the aunic web server was disabled
due to security concerns and an apparent lack of current requirement.
info.au DNS delegation problem fixed
There were some problems with logic used by the forms for
DNS consistency checks with (re)delegation of DNS servers.
Some problematic tests have been skipped, but the form should
now work correctly, at least if your DNS servers are valid.
If you have been trying to submit a delegation change for info.au
(or dropbear.id.au), then please try again.
aunic machine replaced
The aunic service is reborn on a new machine. For details see Problems and outages.
The aunic machine box2.aunic.net was suffering from serious
edu.au transition to AusRegistry
edu.au will be closed for domain updates through AUNIC
from Friday 6 June 2003.
Shortly thereafter, the edu.au registry will be moved from AUNIC
to AusRegistry, and should open under the new system the
For details see edu.au transition notice.
The domain delegation form (which is now only used for
edu.au, dropbear.id.au, and info.au)
has been updated to allow omission of IP addresses of name servers,
unless they are inside the domain itself, as long as the IP address is
currently visible in the DNS.
PLEASE NOTE: The administration of .gov.au domain was
transitioned to the National Office for the Information Economy
(NOIE) around 1 August 2002.
Gov.au registration services are now at
Transition to AusRegistry
Go Live with asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au, org.au.
- For more details on this transition, please see
see auDA's New Regime
- AUNIC services relating to com.au (eg: registration, delegation) disabled.
All .com.au services (including domain name modifications,
registrations and redelegations) will be disabled and therefore unavailable
due to transition to the new .au registry AT 12.00 (Noon) AEST June 28, 2002
from this site (AUNIC) and via the Melbourne IT (Internet Names WorldWide
(INWW) or Internet Names Australia (INA) web sites UNTIL 8.00am AEST Monday
July 1, 2002
- com.au DNS servers scheduled to change to AusRegistry servers.
- AUNIC services relating to org.au (eg: registration, delegation) disabled.
- net.au DNS servers changed to AusRegistry servers.
- org.au DNS servers changed to AusRegistry servers.
- asn.au DNS servers changed to AusRegistry servers.
- id.au DNS servers changed to AusRegistry servers.
AUNIC services were moved on 3 June 2001
to a new server machine in Sydney
provided and hosted by NetRegistry.
(Services were later moved to a server hosted at Optus.)
This rectified the problems of slowness that were seen earlier in 2001.
Please ensure that you do not have any references to aunic.telstra.net,
box1.aunic.net, or IP addresses.
You should only refer to www.aunic.net (for html pages)
or cgi.aunic.net (for cgi scripts, if you have permission to do that).
Changes will be posted here as they occur or are scheduled.
3 June 2001
- Switched to use first new NetRegistry machine (box1).
5 August 2001
- Old 203.* IP address records (networks) removed from whois.aunic.net.
19 August 2001
- Second new machine (box2 at Optus) was put into production,
with AUNIC downtime Sunday 11:00-11:50.
Most AUNIC services now run from box2 rather than box1.
28 September 2001
- Finished re-configuring box1 as a test environment (for registrars).
2 October 2001
- Moved autodns from box1 to box2, completing the final transition
of remaining production services to box2 at Optus.
3 October 2001
- Passwords changed on box2.
10-11 October 2001
- NetRegistry advertising removed from box2.
29-30 January 2002
- org.au has been moved to AUNIC.
Delegations requests are now handled by autodns (like edu.au and gov.au).
If you have a delegation request submitted before Jan 26 which has not
happened, please re-submit it. There is no need to re-submit registration
requests, these are still pending.
In addition, the Network function for 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 IP address
was transferred from AUNIC to APNIC, mostly around 1 June 2001.
AUNIC does not have any information about IP addresses now.