Email scam targeting .au domain name holders

  • Thursday, 13th June, 2024
  • 09:15am

12 June 2024

auDA became aware this morning of a phishing scam targeting .au domain name holders (registrants) via email.


The emails are being sent by a third party posing as an auDA employee. They request registrants click a link to confirm the contact details associated with their .au domain name, in order to retain their .au domain name licence. 

auDA has notified ACCC’s Scamwatch of this matter.

If you have received or receive an email of this nature, do not click on the links contained within it, reply to it or provide any personal identification information or documents to the sender. 

If you have provided your personal details in response to this email, auDA encourages you to report this your State or Territory police force and to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. You can also contact IDCare for support relating to the compromise and misuse of your identity information. 

To ensure you are best placed to identify and protect yourself against online scams, auDA also encourages you to visit the Scamwatch website

If you would like any additional information or if you have received an email from auDA and are unsure of its legitimacy, you can contact auDA by submitting an enquiry at or calling us on 1300 732 929 (within Australia) or +61 3 8341 4111 (international). 


About auDA:

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) is the trusted administrator of the .au domain name system (DNS), which is Australian critical infrastructure, supporting more than 4 million .au domain names. auDA is a not-for-profit, endorsed by the Australian Government to innovate and invest in the Australian internet ecosystem to improve the utility of the .au domain for all Australians. Through its steady stewardship of the .au domain and support of multi-stakeholder internet governance, auDA strives to ensure the internet remains open, free, secure and global.

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