At present, it is not possible to register second level domain names under .AU. The primary Australian domain for business is .COM.AU. Please click the links below if you wish to search and register .COM.AU and other Australian domains:
FAQ for domain names in .AU and Australia
Is local company in Australia required?
Applicant must be an Australian-based company or trademark owner/applicant. EuropeID further offer a Local Presence/Trustee Service for this TLD.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Australia?
Yes, for registration of a .AU domain name, an administrative contact residing in Australia must be selected. If you do not have a local contact, we can provide one via our Local Presence/Proxy Service for .AU domains in Australia.
Are trademarks applicable in Australia?
Foreign-based holders or applicants of Australian trademarks can register matching .COM.AU domain names
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .AU IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .AU domains?
No restrictions, but generally the Australian domain authority might have a list of blocked/reserved names (i.e., geographic, political and other names) which cannot be registered.
How long does it take to register a .AU domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than [RegTime] to register a .AU domain in Australia. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Australian domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .AU domain name can consist of?
Applications for .AU domain names with less than [MinLength] characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .AU domain name can consist of?
Applications for .AU domain names with more than [MaxLength] characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Australian domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Australian .AU domain names.
Are there other TLDs related to Australia available?
Yes, there are other Australian domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Australia below:
If you choose to take advantage of our Local Presence/Proxy Service for Australian domains, EuropeID itself, our local branch office or a local representative designated by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the pertinent .AU domains.
Acceptable types of .AU domain:
Domain names associated with your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered through our Proxy Service for .AU domain names. If you are seeking to register domains relating to gambling, erotic content, chat, advertising or similar name categories, such domain names must be pre-approved on an individual basis and may incur a higher service charge. Please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Australia:
All the domain names within .AU may be hosted on your own name servers. If you do not specify anyname servers, we will provide DNS for your Australian domain names free of charge.
User Certificate for Australian Proxy domains:
Upon the registration of the .AU domain names, we will forward to you a User Certificate which describes your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Proxy Service for Australia - including that you will be regarded the legitimate user of the domain names, with full authority to specify technical settings and to control the usage of the domain.
EuropeID will be providing the Local Presence/Proxy Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interference or discontinuance of service. We cannot be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, whether directly or indirectly, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Australian trademark!
There may always be risks involved with using a local presence or proxy service such as this. We strongly advise that our clients reinforce the legal standing of their .AU domain names, by registering matching trademarks in Australia.
Warehousing of Australian .AU domain names with Proxy Service is not allowed!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Proxy Service for .AU domain names for the purpose of trading domain names. Certain generic type domain names can be considered as exceptions, in which case an agreement must be made in a written form between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Spamming using your .AU domain names with Proxy Service is not permitted!
If you are planning to send out massive amounts of e-mails from your .AU domain with Proxy Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must notify us in advance and seek prior approval.
If you need more information concerning Proxy Service for Australian domain names, or wish to review a draft User Certificate, please get in touch with our support team.
How to transfer domain names to EuropeID?
List the domains you wish to have transferred to EuropeID into the box
Enter your name and email address
Press Send. A representative from EuropeID Support will contact you in order to process the domain transfer request
If you have Authorisation Codes ready, include these. If not, you can provide them later
If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer