Understand your obligations when both joining and leaving the NAD.
You should note that by joining the NAD you agree that any numbers held by you prior to joining will need to be handed over to be administered by the NAD and that those numbers will be bound, from that moment on, by the terms of the Deed.
You should further note that if you leave the NAD, you will forfeit any numbers that are recorded as having been allocated to you. You may do this either by removing these from service, deactivating them and formally relinquishing them back into the number pool, or by handing them over to a continuing party.
NAD parties are able to request allocations of code blocks from the Number Administrator. There is a provision in the Deed to make number allocations before the party has actually joined the NAD but note that the allocation is made on condition that the Applicant intends to provide public switched telecommunications services and that the Applicant becomes a NAD party within six months of the allocation.
The Number Administrator will provide you with an information sheet outlining how to apply for code blocks. Please note that there is a cost of $500 + GST per code block for new applications.
Code Blocks come in varying sizes and these are set out in the Number Allocation Rules. For example, Geographic Code Blocks come in blocks of 10,000 numbers, while HOC Codes are allocated singularly.
The Deed sets out a number of General and Numbering Principles that apply to the NAD Management Committee, Number Administrator and Independent Chair. All parties are required to familiarise themselves with the NAD Principles.
All persons exercising functions, powers and responsibilities under the Deed, including the Management Committee, the Independent Chair, the Number Administrator, and any Arbitrator appointed under the Deed, must act consistently with the General Principles. No provisions of the Deed may be amended if the amendment contravenes any of the General Principles. For further information, you can review the Deed on our Resources page.