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The launch of .au direct on 24 March 2022 will allow people to register domain names directly before the .au (e.g. for the first time. 

As a result, auDA is seeking community feedback on reserving additional domain names at the second level (i.e. domain names that appear directly before the .au) and adding them to the Reserved Names List. This is to ensure compliance with Australian law, and protect the security, stability and integrity of the .au domain name system.

What are reserved names and the Reserved Names List?

Reserved Names are .au domain names that are not available to be registered, except in specific circumstances. For more information on reserved names see the Reserved Names information on the auDA website and section 2.6 of the .au Licensing Rules.

The Reserved Names List is the complete list of domain names reserved by auDA to prevent their misuse and enables auDA to ensure a high level of trust is maintained in the .au.  

Consultation - additional reserved names

This consultation is now closed.

auDA is seeking community feedback on the proposed additions to the Reserved Names List, as a result of the introduction of .au direct. 

The proposed additions to the Reserved Names List are available here:



The Board considered the matter at its meeting on 16 February 2022, and as a result of the submission approved the reserved names list, as posted on December 2021, with the addition of two names to the reserve list: and These names were reserved on the basis of the similarity to the existing names in the registry: and