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

In .au we have several different namespaces serving different sectors and purposes and with different rules for who can register them and what name they can have.

'Open' .au namespaces

The open namespaces are those in which the public can register names, provided they are eligible.

Each namespace serves a specific type of enterprise or purpose and rules for who can register in them, and what names they can register vary between them.

The rules for who can register what names in these open namespaces can be found in the .au Domain Administration Rules: Licensing.

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com.au logo

com.au

For commercial entities, such as companies (with an ABN or ACN as registered through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state governments).

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net.au logo

net.au

For commercial entities, such as companies (with an ABN/ACN as registered through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state governments).

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org.au logo

org.au

For charities and non-profit organisations.

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.au direct logo

.au direct

Coming March 2022

Coming March 2022. .au direct names - e.g. auda.au -  will be open to anyone with a connection to Australia. Read more

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asn.au

asn.au

For incorporated associations, political parties, trade unions, sporting and special interest clubs

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id.au logo

id.au

For individuals who are Australian citizens or residents.

'Closed' .au namespaces

These 2LDs are known as "closed" because they are closed to the general public, and only available to entities within a defined sector.

State and Territory Namespaces

Each Australian State and Territory has its own namespace.

Registration is these namespaces are currently only open to community groups and only Australian geographic (place) names may be registered.

  • act.au
    For community use of geographic names within the Australian Capital Territory. For example, westoncreek.act.au.
  • nsw.au
    For community use of geographic names within New South Wales. For example, bathurst.nsw.au.
  • nt.au
    For community use of geographic names within the Northern Territory. For example, wyndham.nt.au.
  • qld.au
    For community use of geographic names within Queensland. For example, kenilworth.qld.au.
  • sa.au
    For community use of geographic names within South Australia. For example, maslinbeach.sa.au.
  • tas.au
    For community use of geographic names within Tasmania. For example, scottsdale.tas.au.
  • vic.au
    For community use of geographic names within Victoria. For example, ballarat.vic.au.
  • wa.au
    For community use of geographic names within Western Australia. For example, armadale.wa.au.

The State and Territory namespaces are facilitated by auDA. For policy and registration information, please email info@ddns.com.au