Top level Domains (.com .net and
these top level domain names there are no rules or restriction
on the names you can register.
AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ALL OPEN SECOND LEVEL DOMAINS
First come, first served
Domain name licences are allocated on a 'first come, first
served' basis. It is not possible to pre-register or otherwise
reserve a domain name.
must be Australian:.
Domain name licences may only be allocated to a registrant
who is Australian, as defined under the eligibility and
allocation rules for each 2LD.
of domain names.
be at least 2 characters long;
contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens
(-), or a combination of these;
start and end with a number or a letter, not a hyphen;
and) not contain hyphens in the third and fourth position
name licence renewal period.
domain name licence period is between 1 to 5 years.
Renewal of a domain name licence.
at the end of the registration period is dependent on the
registrant continuing to meet the eligibility and allocation
rules for the relevant 2LD.
of domain names.
There is no restriction on the number of domain names that
may be licensed by a registrant.
AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR COM.AU
com.au 2LD is for commercial purposes
To be eligible for a domain name in the com.au or .net.au
2LD, registrants must be:
an Australian registered company; or
trading under a registered business name in any Australian
State or Territory; or
an Australian partnership or sole trader;
a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark(1);
an association incorporated in any Australian State or
an Australian commercial statutory body
Domain names in the com.au or .net.au 2LD must:
exactly match: the registrant's company, business, trading,
association or statutory body name; or the words comprising
the registrant's Australian Registered Trade Mark or application
for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
an acronym or abbreviation of the above; or be otherwise
closely and substantially connected to the registrant,
because the domain name refers to a product that the registrant
manufactures or sells; or a service that the registrant
provides; or an event that the registrant organises or
sponsors; or an activity that the registrant facilitates,
teaches or trains; or a venue that the registrant operates;
or a profession that the registrant's employees practice.
AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ORG.AU
org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.
following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility
and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs
To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be:
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
Domain names in the org.au 2LD must
exactly match the name of the registrant's charity or
be an acronym or abbreviation of the name of the registrant's
charity or non-profit organisation; or
be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the
registrant, because the domain name refers to:
(i)a service that the registrant provides; or
a program that the registrant administers; or
an event that the registrant organises or sponsors;
an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches
or trains; or
a venue that the registrant operates; or
a profession that the registrant's members practice.
Other Country Domain Names
The rules for these vary from country to country. If you
want information on a particular country call us and we
will help you with the information you require .Registering
The availability of a particular top level or Australian
Domain Name can be checked on our web site by clicking the
link below. These names can also be registered on line from
our site. If you want to check on the availability of or
register a Domain Name in another country please contact
us and we will assist you in the information you require.
check on the availability of the mane you want to register
you can do this for the top level domain name and australian
names using the search at the top of this page.
choose one of our packages.and order on line or contact
domain names in other countries