To register a .au domainname a local presence is required. The owner, administrative and technical contact must match the Australian Presence Requirements. If the company does not have an address in Australia but has an Australian Trademark it is possible to register domains without any problem.




A transfer can be started using an authcode which can be retrieved from the current registrar.
Once the transfer has been started the domain owner will get an approval mail which need to be approved within 30 days.




Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time max 30 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .au domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


A change of ownership is not supported.








To cancel a .au you will have to disable the autorenew. It is not possible to explicitly delete a .au domainname during the current active period.


Restore (reactivation)


A domain can be restored using a restore domain command at the supplier. The domain can be renewed for 30 days after expiring.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • Available second level domains:,,,
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • Registration period: 2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2
  • Quarantine period: 0
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Local address of the domain owner is required.
  • Local address of the domain administrator is required.
  • International holders of a trademark valid in Australia are eligible as well.
  • Company number (companies) or Identity Card number (individuals) is required.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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