.au direct is Australia’s newest domain namespace. Introduced in March 2022, it enables people to register names directly before the .au e.g. auda.au.

There are rules around who can register .au direct domain names (eligibility). These rules help ensure that the .au direct namespace remains trusted and Australian.

It’s very important you are aware of and understand these rules as you are required to meet eligibility requirements for your .au direct name throughout its entire licence period, not just at the time of registration. If you don’t meet the requirements for your domain name, you risk having it suspended or deleted. 

You must comply with the Licensing Rules when you register a name including to not use a domain name for an illegal, unlawful or fraudulent purpose. 

To be eligible for an .au drirect domain name the registrant must have an Australian presence.

Learn more about .au direct

Category: Registering a name