The .au domain space on the internet is a vital and valuable national resource. If an internet address has .au at the end of it, its registered in Australia and a part of the .au domain space which is regulated by auDA.
Check to see if a domain name is available
To check and see if a .au domain name is available, please use the WHOIS search tool available at http://whois.ausregistry.com.au/.
WHOIS allows you to look up the details of a .au domain name and to see if a domain name is available for registration.
Am I eligible to register the domain name
If you are a sole trader, have a state registered business name or an Australian registered company, you are eligible to register a .au domain name. You can read auDA’s policy on domain name eligibility and allocation at http://www.auda.org.au/ea-policy
How do I register the domain name
Once you have chosen the domain name you want, you need to contact a registrar to register the name. Registrars offer differing services and have differing prices, so please shop around to get the services you want at the price that suits http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars/
Need further information
If you're new to the Internet then this series of podcasts explains everything you need to know when launching into cyberspace both from a business and consumer perspective http://www.letstalknet.com.au
Completely confused and want to talk to somebody, please contact auDA http://www.auda.org.au/contact.php
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