About .au domains

Select a category below to get information about price, terms and restrictions, registration details, privacy protection, and more for .au domains.

Important: Until September 20, 2022, registrants must meet certain eligibility requirements to register some .au domains.  

Eligibility

Businesses and organizations with a current Australian domain name

Between March 24, 2022 and September 20, 2022, registrants for a business or organization with a com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, id.au, gov.au or edu.au domain name can apply to register the equivalent .au domain name (example.au and example.com.au). To find the registrant for your domain, look up your domain in WHOIS.

If there are no other claimants for the domain, you’ll be able to register it with Google Domains. If there are additional claimants (for example, someone else owns the .net.au version of your .com.au domain name), Auda’s Priority Allocation Process will determine who can register the equivalent .au domain name.

In order to register an equivalent .au domain, you will need to obtain a priority token by visiting priority.auda.org.au and following the steps.

Businesses and organizations without a current Australian domain name

If your business or organization doesn’t have a com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, id.au, gov.au or edu.au domain yet, you can buy a .com.au domain from Google Domains until March 23, 2022 to qualify for the equivalent .au domain. Learn how to buy a domain name.

Important: After March 24, 2022, you can still register available .au domains if the equivalent com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, id.au, gov.au or edu.au domains are unclaimed, on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, you can review the policies from the .au registry.

Registration instructions

If you are eligible for a .au domain, follow the steps below to register your domain.

  1. Search for an available .au domain.
  2. Click Add to cart .
  3. To review your cart, click View cart. To remove a domain, click next to a name.
  4. To register the .au domain, you are required to provide additional information.
  5. Click Enter info to enter the additional information required for registering an .au domain.

Important: Some .au domains require a priority token to register. You can obtain the required details associated with your priority token by visiting priority.auda.org.au and following the steps.

  1. Google Domains defaults to opting you in to Auto-renew. You can choose to opt out, if desired. Learn more about renewal options.
  2. Click Checkout at the bottom of your cart.
  3. Enter or edit the Contact information for the domain.
  4. Select your payment method.
  5. Click Buy. Processing your registration can take up to a few minutes.
Price

Type

Price

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Yearly registration 

$12 USD

Buy a domain

Fee to restore an expired or deleted domain

$0 USD

Restore a domain

Terms & restrictions

Terms & restrictions

Details

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Registrar of record

Domain Directors Pty Ltd

Understand your registrar of record

Registry

Au Domain Administration LTD.

About registries

ccTLD

Yes - Australia

Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory.

Restrictions

Yes

Registry terms of service

Registration

Registration information

Details

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Maximum registration period

5 years

This is the maximum number of years that you can manually add to your domain registration.

Transfer purchase requirement

No

About domain transfers to Google Domains

Transfer authorization required

Yes

This indicates if authorization is required from the current registrant to complete a transfer. If so, the current registrant will receive a verification email.

Auto-renew timing versus Expiration date

14 days before the expiration date

If you have auto-renew turned on, this is the number of days before or after your registration expires that Google Domains attempts to process an auto-renew payment.

Auto-renew grace period

Zero days

When you enable auto-renew, this is the number of days after your registration expires that you have to update your payment method until your service is disrupted. 

Expiration disruption period

Zero days

If you don't have auto-renew enabled and your registration expires, you have a certain number of days before your service is disrupted.

Renewal grace period

28 days

When your domain expires, you have a certain number of days to renew the domain for another year.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.

Restoration grace period

3 days

After the renewal grace period, you have a certain number of days to restore the domain for another year. After that time, it becomes available to the public for registration.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.

Availability wait period

4 days

When a domain is deleted, you must wait a certain number of days before the domain is available to the public for registration. 

Privacy information

Privacy information

Details

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Privacy protection allowed

No

About privacy protection

Privacy protection provider

N/A

N/A

Domain name system (DNS) information

DNS information 

Details

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Domain name supports non-ascii characters (for example, À, É, Î, or グ)

No

IANA Repository of IDN Practices

Number of characters in a domain name

2-63

The domain name characters can be letters, numbers, or a combination of both. The character length applies only to the domain name, and doesn’t include the domain ending, such as .com or .net.

Number of name servers

1-13

Manage domain name servers

Supports Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Yes

Setting up DNSSEC

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