The auDA (Australian Domain Administrator) has gone live with there .au domain names and the owners of the .com.au will have first priority to buy the .au This is Australia’s version of the .com and it’s finally here!!!
There is an approval process please read carefully before purchasing as there are no refunds on domain names.
Australians are now able to purchase or apply for .au direct names (eg. yourdomain.au). These names will be for general use, meaning any person or organisation can register them as long as they meet the eligibility criteria of having an Australian presence. There are no rules about the domain needing to match business names, products or services.
Registrants who have pre-existing names in the .au namespace (eg, .com.au, .net.au, .org.au) will be able to apply to obtain the matching .au direct name. The .au direct name will be allocated according to the .au direct priority allocation process. If the name doesn’t already exist in the .au namespace, then the .au direct name can be purchased from today the 24th of March 2022. Registrants of pre-existing domain names have until the 21st of September 2022 to submit their applications.
Please NOTE: If you purchase a .AU domain name that has a .com.au and you are not the owner of the .com.au you are not guaranteed that you will get the .AU domain name on the 21st of September 2022. Please purchased after the 21st of September 2022 for pre-existing domain names that you are not the owner of.
How much will .au direct names cost?
A .au domain name will cost the same as a .com.au domain name $19.95
We will contact you again when purchasing is available through our website.
Read More @ auDA Links
- auDA’s .au direct priority allocation process
- auDA priority status tool - Find out what priority status a domain is.
- auDA .au direct implementation process
- Eligibility and Allocation Criteria
Any questions please submit a support ticket.
iWebHost Management Team