Reserve your .au domain name.
Improve your visibility in Australia with a .au domain name.
This extension is a must-have for increasing your visibility among Australian web users. It is a sign of trust and authority for your brands registered in the country.
The lifecycle of a .au domain name
Create a .au domain name
To register a .au domain name, you will need to meet a number of conditions.
To be eligible for registration, you must be identified as a business entity with a registered ABN or ACN, or you must perform an activity recognised by state authorities.
The registered domain name must also:
(a) correspond to the corporation, business, legal or personal name of the person, or
(b) be an acronym for the corporation, business, corporate or personal name of the person, or
(c) correspond to the person's Australian trademark, or
(d) correspond to or be an acronym of the name of a related corporation, or
(e) correspond to or be an acronym of:
- a partnership in which the person is a partner
- a trust of which the person is a trustee, or
(f) correspond to or be a synonym for the name of:
- a service that the person provides
- goods that the person sells (retail or wholesale)
- an event that the person is subscribing to or sponsoring
- an activity that the person facilitates, teaches or trains
- a premises that the person operates
and provides at the time of application.
For .au domain name registrations based on an Australian trademark, the domain name must exactly match the words that are the subject of the Australian trademark.
|Booking Period||1 year|
|Renewal Period||0 to 0 years|
|Domain size||2 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||No|
.au domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
.au domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.au domain name owner change
.au domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|
About .au domain names:
This extension is only open to companies, commercial entities and trademarks in Australia or that can operate within the territory of Australia. This includes sole proprietors, trusts, incorporated associations and corporations, all of which generally have an ABN or ACN with ASIC. .AU domain names are managed by the auDA.
This is a sign of trust and credibility for Australian internet users. Web users across Australia are familiar with the .au extension, and it features a lot in advertisements and displays.
Furthermore, if you have activities in countries other than Australia, we recommend reserving an additional extension specifically for those countries.