Please read about spam and wattle.id.au if you have received spam which mentions wattle.id.au.
Note: because of the volume of spam fraudulently pretending to be from wattle.id.au, I have disabled use of wattle.id.au itself as a mail destination. Instead please use nic.wattle.id.au for registry correspondence.
id.au third level domains were opened up in July 2002 by auDA.
Wattle.id.au stopped accepting new registration requests around 2004, but changes can still be made to registered sub-domains.
The wattle.id.au sub-domain of id.au is maintained by David Keegel as a service to the Australian Internet community.
Registrations in wattle.id.au are free of charge. David is committed never to charge registrants in wattle.id.au.
You can find a fuller description of what id.au is at the id.au Web page. Briefly, id.au is a domain space set aside for Australian individuals to register their own private domain names (such as keegel.wattle.id.au). This allows an individual (or family) to have network addresses which are portable as they change jobs, schools or ISPs.
There are a number of sub-domain registries within id.au, named after Australian flora and fauna. (In the physical world, a wattle is a tree.) Until July 2002, your individual id.au domain name could only be registered by the registry of one of these sub-domains.
Note that wattle.id.au is maintained by a volunteer. If turnaround time of less than a few weeks is important for you, or you need assistance with the DNS, it is suggested that you go to an auDA Accredited registrar or reseller instead.
If you already have a wattle.id.au domain, you may change your details. If you have lost your domain token (password) you can request manual token recovery.
If you would prefer to send your confidential details encrypted, you can use the wattle.id.au PGP Key in E-mail to hostmaster at nic.wattle.id.au. Note: please use PGP version 2.x format.
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