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.
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.
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:
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