.au Domain Registration

Get ready .au domain names are coming!

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.au Domain Name Registration:

Here’s what you need to know about eligibility and cut-off dates.

If you have a .com.au you can now apply for the .au

When .au domain names launch on 24 March 2022, you will receive priority access to apply for the .au domain name(s) if you own the .com.au and/or .net.au. It must be an exact match of the name.

You must indicate whether you to intend to apply for the .au via the Priority Allocation process, remembering it must be an exact match to your current .com.au or .net.au name to qualify.

If you have not applied for and paid for the .au by 20 September 2022 it is open to the public to register.

To determine if there are others that may try to claim the .au of your .com.au, net.au, etc domain name you can use the following tool: https://www.auda.org.au/tools/priority-status-tool

This will indicate if other versions of the domain are currently registered.

If there aren’t any others listed or you own all of the variations and you apply for priority registration, you should qualify to own the .au domain.

If there are others, you may be in competition with those other owners for the .au.

For example, if different people own each of these:

  • sampledomain.net.au
  • sampledomain.com.au
  • sampledomain.org.au
  • sampledomain.edu.au

And each one wants the .au domain, the following applies:

  • If only one person that has owned one of those domains before Feb 4, 2018 (Category 1) and they apply for Priority Status, they will get the .au.
  • If there are multiple people that have owned their domain before Feb 4, 2018, applicants have to agree who gets it or it remains reserved indefinitely until only a single applicant remains.
  • If there are only people that have domains registered after Feb 4, 2018 (Category 2), whichever domain has earliest creation date will get the .au domain.  When a domain is transferred between registrants or registrars, the creation date remains the same. If a name expires and is purged from the registry and then re-registered, the creation date will be the date it was re-registered.

Important Dates:

After March 24, 2022 people can start to register new .com.au, .net.au, etc. and apply for priority registration of the .au.

After September 20, 2022 any .au not already on hold will be released to the general market for registration.

Remember, just registering for priority allocation doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the .au unless you are the only one that owns any of the sampledomain.***.au extensions.

If you require any additional clarification, feel free to get in touch.

Pricing:

The registration fee is $44 for the first 12 months per domain (incl. GST). Optional renewal will be $88 for 24 months, per domain (incl. GST).

  • Registration fee for 12 months,
  • Complete Domain Management Service,
  • Connecting or redirecting the domain name to your website.
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