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Domain Names > .au Domain Names

  1. How many years can I register/renew my .au domain name for?
  2. What information do I need to register a .au domain name?
  3. What passwords do I need to manage my .au domain name?
  4. Who can register a .au domain name?
1. How many years can I register/renew my .au domain name for?
The .com.au and .net.au Australian domain name spaces can be registered/renewed for 2 years only.
2. What information do I need to register a .au domain name?

Applications for com.au or .net.au domain names can only be accepted if the applicant is an Australian commercial entity. When you make an application please ensure you enter the correct organisation name and registration number, e.g. ACN (Australian Company Number), ABN (Australian Business Number) or RBN (Registered Business Number). These details can normally be found on the ASIC National Names Index. Please note, if the submitted details are incorrect, the application may be declined

While the above details are vital for a successful application other factors are equally important. For example, the domain name must not be an Australian Post coded place name, nor may it be a 'Reserve' name. For further information please visit auDA Domain Name Eligibility & Allocation Policy Rules for Open 2LDs.

3. What passwords do I need to manage my .au domain name?

All .au domain name registrations will be issued with a Registry Key. This is what you will use to manage these names – it works almost identically to a .nz Domainz Name Holder ID & Password. .au names also have a Domain Name Password – this is registered by AusRegistry and is only for changing registrar. This is just like a .nz UDAI.

4. Who can register a .au domain name?

Registering a .au name is a little different to registering a .nz name. In .nz anyone can register any name they like. To register an .au name you need to meet certain eligibility criteria.

The auDA Domain Name Eligibility & Allocation Policy Rules for Open 2LDs stipulates the following:

  • an Australian registered company; or
  • trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • an Australian partnership or sole trader;
  • a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  • an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  • an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  • an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • an Australian commercial statutory body.

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