Australian Domain Frequently Asked Questions

Australian domain names have restrictions as to who can register a particular domain name. .com.au and .net.au are restricted to business where the domain is either related to the business name, or is a service or product you offer for sale.

For example say your business name was “Bob Smith Accountants” and your business offers accounting, book keeping and tax services and your located in East Brisbane. You could register: bobsmith.com.au, bs.com.au, bsa.com.au, bsmith.com.au, bsaccountants.com.au, bstax.com.au, bestaccountants.com.au, eastbrisbaneaccountants.com.au, eastbrisabnetax.com.au, brisbanetax.com.au etc. and have them all pointing to your website etc.

Australian Domain names must:
a) be at least two characters long;
b) contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (-), or a combination of these;
c) start and end with a number or a letter, not a hyphen; and
d) not contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab–cd.com.au).

Renewals
Renewal of a domain name licence at the end of the two year period is dependent on the registrant continuing to meet the eligibility and allocation rules for the relevant.

Which .au domain names can I register?

.com.au and/or .net.au
To be eligible, registrants must be:
a) an Australian registered company; or
b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
c) an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
d) a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
e) an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
f) an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
g) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

.org.au
To be eligible, registrants must be:
1. To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be non-commercial organisations as follows:
a) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
b) a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or
c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009; or
d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or
e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or
f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

.asn.au
To be eligible, registrants must be:
a) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
b) a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or
c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009; or
d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or
e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or
f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

.id.au
To be eligible, registrants must be:
a) an Australian citizen; or
b) an Australian resident.

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