Wondering which .au domain name is right for you? Find out which option is best for your use and what you'll need to provide to your registrar to complete your registration below.
au direct domain names are the newest option for Australian internet users, open to anyone with a connection to Australia, including but not limited to:
- An Australian citizenship or permanent resident visa holder
- A business or entity with an Australian Vusiness Number
- The applicant or owner of an Australian Trademark
- An educational institution
- A registered charity
For more information refer to the .au Licensing Rules.
.com.au & .net.au
.com.au and .net.au are for commercial purposes. To be eligible for a domain name registrants must be:
- An Australian registered company;
- Trading under a registered business name in any Australian state or territory;
- An Australian partnership or sole trader;
- A foreign company licensed to trade in Australia;
- An owner of an Australian registered trade mark;
- An applicant for an Australian registered trade mark;
- An association incorporated in any Australian state or territory; or
- An Australian commercial statutory body.
Registrants will need to provide their ABN or ACN at registration.
.asn.au & .org.au
.asn.au and .org.au are for non-commercial organisations. To be eligible for a domain name registrants must be:
- An association incorporated in any Australian state or territory;
- A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission;
- A trade union or other organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009;
- A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia;
- A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or
- A non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.
Registrants will need to provide their ABN or ACN at registration, or if this is not applicable, warranty that they meet the eligibility requirements as referenced in the above mentioned policies.
.id.au is for individuals. To be eligible for a domain name in the id.au, registrants must be:
- An Australian citizen; or
- An Australian resident.
Registrants must warranty that they meet eligibility requirements for this domain, but will not need to provide documentation during registration.
.edu.au & .gov.au
These names are closed second-level domains (SLD) and are managed by designated governmental organisations. You can find more information about eligibility and allocation at the below links:
.edu.au | Education Services Australia
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