Registry

The registry comprises the following:

  • a database of domain names registered in each 2LD
  • a public WHOIS service for looking up the identity of the registrant of a domain name.

AusRegistry Pty Ltd is the registry operator for the open 2LDs (asn.au, com.au, id.au, net.au and org.au), the community geographic 2LDs (act.au, nsw.au, nt.au, qld.au, sa.au, tas.au, vic.au and wa.au) and 2 closed 2LDs (edu.au and gov.au).

AusRegistry was appointed the 2LD registry operator by way of open tender processes held in 2001 and 2005, and subsequent licence extensions in 2009 and 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: AusRegistry does not provide services directly to the public. If you need to update your domain name record or if you have a query or complaint about your domain name, you should contact your registrar of record in the first instance.

To find out the registrar of record for a domain name, use the public WHOIS service.