.au direct  is a general use namespace meaning it can be used by individuals or organisations.

The .au namespace launches on 24 March 2022. You can find out more about the launch here.

There are rules around who can register .au names (eligibility). These rules help ensure that the .au 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 name throughout its entire licence period, not just at the time of registration. If you don’t meet the requirements for your name, you risk having it suspended or deleted if a complaint is raised. 

Eligibility – who can register id.au names

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

Allocation – what .au name you can choose

There are no allocation rules for the .au namespace. This means you can choose any name provided it is available and not on the reserved list.

Note: When .au direct names launch in March 2022, there will initially be restrictions on what .au direct names will be available to be registered. Find out about the launch of .au direct here.

Category: Registering a name