This article describes the procedures and requirements of .au domain names.
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  • The procedure of registering a Second Level .AU domain can be found here.
  • Local address of the domain owner is required.
  • Local address of the domain administrative contract is required.
  • A copy of the commercial license (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • A copy of trademark documentation is required.
  • Companies can only register .com.au, .net.au domains
  • Private individuals can only register id.au domains
  • Please refer to the table for all combinations of Domain Relationtype and .AU Zone allowed

The following legal details are required to continue register a *.au domain:

  • Eligibility ID (usually ABN/ACN)
  • Eligibility ID type (ABN or ACN)
  • Eligiblity name (company name)
  • Eligibility Type  ABN/ID and eligibility name must match. This can be validated/checked through an ABN checker like http://abr.business.gov.au/.
    • Company
    • Partnership (An Australian partnership or sole trader.)
    • Pending TM Owner (An applicant for an Australian Registered Trademark.)
    • Registered Business
    • Sole Trader
    • Trademark Owner (The owner of an Australian Registered Trademark.)
  • Eligibility relationship
    • The name exactly matches the acronym or abbreviation of the registrant's company or trading name, organization or association name, or trademark.
    • The name is connected closely and substantially to the registrant.

The owner, administrative and technical contact must match the Australian Presence Requirements.

  • authcode - required
  • email approval - required (within 30 days)
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average 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.

Owner change (trade)

A change of ownership is not supported.

Other update

The change of an email address linked to a contact handle is not supported.


explicit delete - not supported

Restore / reactivate

The domain can be renewed for 30 days after its expiration.

  • Registry: auDA
  • Registry whois: whois.auda.org.au
  • Registry web based whois: https://whois.auda.org.au/
  • Registry zonefile updates: Several times a day
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .info.au, .id.au, .asn.au
  • 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: 3 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • 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.
  • The e-mail address of the owner must be that of the owner himself and not that of the reseller or registrar.
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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