.au direct domain names – like getyour.au - are shorter, simpler domain names and are available as a new option for Australian internet users.

.au direct names are general purpose – they’re open to anyone with a verified connection to Australia who wants to create or manage an online presence for themselves or their organisation.

From 24 March 2022, existing .au domain name holders had priority to apply for a match of their existing .au domain name (e.g. getyour.com.au) in the .au direct namespace (e.g. getyour.au) under the Priority Allocation Process, which has now closed.  

On 4 October 2022, .au direct domain names on priority hold that did not receive an application under the Priority Allocation Process will become available to be registered by eligible members of the general public.  

You can continue to register .au direct names that are not subject to priority hold under the Priority Allocation Process in accordance with the .au Licensing Rules. 

Find out more about registering .au direct domain names via the links below.

About .au direct names

Learn about the rules for .au direct domain names.

The .au direct priority allocation process

The .au direct priority allocation process is now closed. Find out about instances where there are multiple applicants for a priority hold .au direct name.


.au direct Resources


.au direct webinar - 3 March 2022