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Rules for Australian Domain Registration

If you want to register a domain name in Australia, important rules apply. During the registration process, you will be required to meet the following requirements.

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.com.au / .net.au

Popular amongst commercial entities, based in Australia, serving an Australian market. Must be an Australian registered company, or business to secure a domain, and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • An exact match of the business' name or trademark
  • An abbreviation of the business' name or trademark
  • An acronym of the business' name or trademark
  • Product that the business manufactures or sells
  • A program that the business administers
  • An activity that your business facilitates, teaches or trains
  • A service that your business provides
  • A venue that the business operates
  • A profession that is practiced by the business' employees or members
  • An event that your business organises or sponsors
  • Place names in Australia are disallowed as domain names
  • Domains can be 2 to 63 letters, and words can be separated by hyphens, but not spaces


.org.au

For charities, or not-for-profit organisations, as specified in the articles of association., Must be a registered company, or business, or incorporated association to acquire an org.au domain name and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • exactly match the name of the registrant's association, political party, trade union or other industry body, or club; or
  • be an acronym or abbreviation of the name of the registrant's association, political party, trade union or other industry body, or club; or
  • be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, because the domain name refers to:
    • a service that the registrant provides; or
    • a program that the registrant administers; or
    • an event that the registrant organises or sponsors; or
    • an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches or trains; or
    • a venue that the registrant operates; or
    • a profession that the registrant's members practice


.asn.au

Applicants must either be an incorporated association, registered political party, registered trade union, or a sporting or special interest club operating within Australia, and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • exactly match the name of the registrant's association, political party, trade union or other industry body, or club; or
  • be an acronym or abbreviation of the name of the registrant's association, political party, trade union or other industry body, or club; or
  • be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant', because the domain name refers to:
    • a service that the registrant provides; or
    • a program that the registrant administers; or
    • an event that the registrant organises or sponsors; or
    • an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches or trains; or
    • a venue that the registrant operates; or
    • a profession that the registrant's members practice.


.id.au

Especially designed for individuals, who reside in Australia.

To be eligible for a id.au domain name, registrants must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • an Australian resident.

id.au Domain names must:

  • exactly match the registrant's personal name; or
  • be an acronym or abbreviation of the registrant's personal name; or
  • be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant.




2LD Policy Published: 2002 by auDA.
auDA is the regulatory body and policy authority for the .au domain.

     
     
     
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