.AU

TLD Specifications

.AU has some pretty specific requirements that must be applied to all Registrations and in some cases, renewals too.
 
For com.au and net.au - click here
For org.au and asn.au - click here
for id.au - click here
For Reserved List - click here
 
Country
Australia flagAustralia
Registration Time
real-time
Registration period
1-5 years
Renewal period
1-9 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, - MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen.
TLD supports
IPv6
Transfer locks possible
No
Renewal on transfer
yes
Transfer time
2 days
Authcode length
6 - 16 characters
Preconfigured DNS
no
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 13
Deletion Timeframe
2 days prior to paid until the date

Redemption Period
30 days

Eligibility and allocation rules for COM.AU and NET.AU

The com.au and .net.au second-level is for commercial purposes.
As per auDA ( .au Domain Administration) policy under the published " 2012-04 - Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open second-levels" The following guidelines are applicable for all .com.au and .net.au domain names. 

Please be advised of the Reserved list domains which applies to a restricted index inclusive of selected names that can not be used without ministerial consent - click here for more information.

1.  To be eligible for a domain name in the com.au and .net.au second level, 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.

2. Domain names in the com.au and .net.au second-level must be:

a)    an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name or trademark; or

b)    otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open second-levels.

3. A domain name may also be registered in the com.au or .net.au second-level under paragraph 2(b) for the purpose of domain monetisation, in accordance with the explanation of “domain monetisation” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open Second-Level TLDs, provided that the following conditions are met:

a)    the content on the website to which the domain name resolves must be related specifically and predominantly to subject matter denoted by the domain name; and

b)    the domain name must not be, or incorporate, an entity name, personal name or brand name in existence at the time the domain name was registered*.

* Definitions:

  • “entity name” means the name of an Australian registered company or incorporated association as listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), or the name of an Australian government body. It does not include a registered business name;

  • “personal name” means the given name(s) and/or last name of a person; and

  • “brand name” means the name of an identifiable and distinctive product or service, whether commercial or non-commercial.

Eligibility and allocation rules for ORG.AU and ASN.AU

The org.au and asn.au second-level is for non-commercial organisations.

As per auDA ( .au Domain Administration) policy under the published " 2012-04 - Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open second-levels" The following guidelines are applicable for all .org.au and .asn.au domain names. 

1.  To be eligible in the org.au and asn.au second-level, 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.

2.  Domain names in the org.au and asn.au second-level must be:

a)    an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name; or

b)    otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open Second-Levels


Eligibility and allocation rules for id.au

The id.au 2LD is for individuals.

As per auDA ( .au Domain Administration) policy under the published " 2012-04 - Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open second-levels" The following guidelines are applicable for all .org.au and .asn.au domain names. 

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the id.au 2LD, registrants must be:

a)    an Australian citizen; or

b)    an Australian resident.

2.  Domain names in the id.au 2LD must be:

a)    an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s personal name; or

b)    otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open second-levels.

3. A domain name may also be registered in the id.au 2LD under paragraph 2(b) if it refers to a personal interest or hobby of the registrant, but the domain name must not be, or incorporate, an entity name, personal name or brand name in existence at the time the domain name was registered*. 

* Definitions:

  • “entity name” means the name of an Australian registered company or incorporated association as listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), or the name of an Australian government body. It does not include a registered business name;
  • “personal name” means the given name(s) and/or last name of a person; and 
  • “brand name” means the name of an identifiable and distinctive product or service, whether commercial or non-commercial.
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