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AU Domain Registration Requirements

.AU is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) representing Australia.

At the moment, it is not possible to register directly a top-level .AU domain (such as mycompany.au). The naming rules for .AU require registrations under second-level categories that describe a type of entity.

Opened second-level domains (available for the public) that you can register with Affordable Domains are:

  • COM.AU - commercial entities
  • NET.AU - registered companies
  • ORG.AU - associations and non-profit organizations

Other opened domains are:

  • ID.AU - Australian citizens (individuals) only
  • ASN.AU - associations, political parties and clubs

A .com.au and .net.au registrant must be one of the following:

  • 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
  • An Australian commercial statutory body

You will be requested to enter an ID number depending on the selected registrant type (ID type):

  • ABN (Australian Business Number) - format: 11 digits without spaces, hyphens, etc.
  • ACN (Australian Company Number)

The registrant name should match the one associated with the ID Number (ABN/ACN). You can check it using the ABN lookup tool at http://abr.business.gov.au

Renewal Restrictions

You can renew your .com.au, .net.au, and .org.au domain name 90 days prior to its expiration date.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.