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Find information about all aspects of registering and managing .au domain names.

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About .au Domain Names

A domain name ending in .au signifies that the person or organisation using it has a connection Australia.

Find a registrar

Registrars provide domain name registration services to the public.

.au Published Policies

The auDA Published Policies are the terms and conditions for registering .au domain names.

The new .au Licensing Rules

A new, streamlined set of rules for .au domains came into effect on 12 April 2021. Read about what's changed.


Part of auDA's role is to handle complaints .au domain names, registrars and resellers.

.au Dispute Resolution

The .au Dispute Resolution Policy is an option for resolving disputes between the registrant of a .au domain name and a party with competing rights.

.au direct names

.au direct domain names – like - are shorter, simpler domain names that will be available as a new option for Australian Internet users from March 2022.

Glossary of terms

Learn about some of the most commonly used terms in the domain name system and internet governance.