Registering .AU domains

The .AU domain extension is Australia's country-code TLD and is administered by the auDA registry. 

Who is eligible to register a .AU domain?

Australian companies, organizations, citizens, and residents are eligible to register a .AU domain. 

The domain name must be an exact match, abbreviation, or acronym of the registrant's name or closely related to the registrant. All .AU domains can be registered for up to 5 years. The domain name must be between two and 63 characters, cannot begin or end with a hyphen, contain a double hyphen or special characters.

The type of .AU domain available for registration will depend on the reason for eligibility.

Type of domain Requirements
.COM.AU and .NET.AU

Registrants must be one of the following:

  • An Australian registered company.
  • Trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory.
  • An Australian partnership or sole trader.
  • A foreign company licensed to trade in Australia.
  • The owner of an Australian Registered Trademark.
  • An applicant for an Australian Registered Trademark.
  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.
  • An Australian commercial statutory body.
.ORG.AU

Registrants must be one of the following:

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.
  • A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.
  • A trade union or other organization registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
  • A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia.
  • A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the Registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
  • A non-profit organization operating in Australia, as defined in the Registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
.ASN.AU

Registrants must be one of the following:

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.
  • A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.
  • A trade union or other organization registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
  • A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia.
  • A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the Registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
  • A non-profit organization operating in Australia, as defined in the Registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
.ID.AU

The name must include or be derived from one or more words of the Registrant's name or the name by which the Registrant is commonly known, such as a nickname.

To register a .ID.AU domain name, Registrants must be an Australian citizen or an Australian resident.

Back to top

What do I need to register a .AU domain?

The .AU registry requires TLD specific information for registration. These details will be validated by the registry, incorrect details will lead to registration failure. All .AU domains require an Australian address for registration. Australian government-issued ID Numbers such as Australian Business Number(ABN) or Australian Company Number(ACN) are required for all .AU domains except for .ID.AU.

To ensure the correct details are being used, lookup valid ABN or ACN using the Australian Business Register tool.

Eligibility Document ID

The number of the selected eligibility document type. For example, if you select Australian Business Number(ABN) as the eligibility document type you will need to enter your ABN here.

Eligibility Document Type

From the dropdown menu select the eligibility document type you would like to use for the registration. The eligibility document type must correspond with the name on the eligibility document.

Name on Eligibility Document

Enter the name on file for the selected eligibility document type.

Reason for Eligibility

From the dropdown menu select the reason the registrant is eligible for the domain name. For example, if the registrant is using their company name to register the domain, then their reason for eligibility is company.

Registrant ID

Enter the registrant identifier number, this value must correspond with the registrant ID type (ACN or ABN).

Registrant ID Type

From the dropdown menu select either Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN). Select other for a .ID.AU domain.

Registrant Name

Enter the legal entity name. For example; the company name, incorporated association name or the individual's name.

Policy Reason

From the dropdown menu select the reason the registrant is entitled to use the domain name.

Back to top

How to register a .AU domain at Hover

  1. Look up the domain name you would like to register on the Hover homepage.look_up_domain.png
  2. Click on Add to cart.add_to_cart.png
  3. Select the shopping cart icon.shopping_cart.png
  4. Press Secure checkout.secure_checkout.png
  5. Fill in the registration information then press Save changes.save_registration_records.png
  6. Fill in all of the TLD specific information then select Continue.TLD_specific_info.png
  7. Enter your credit card details or log into your PayPal account then press Continue.enter_billing_info.png
  8. Click inside the box to agree to the terms of service then press Submit order.submit_order.png

The order will complete shortly after and an order confirmation email will be sent to the account holder.

Back to top

Was this article helpful?

Still need some help? Submit a Request.