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


Businesses and organisations with a current Australian domain name

Between 24 March 2022 and 20 September 2022, registrants for a business or organisation with a,,,,, or domain name can apply to register the equivalent .au domain name ( and 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 version of your 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 and following the steps.

Businesses and organisations without a current Australian domain name

If your business or organisation doesn't have a,,,,, or domain yet, you can buy a domain from Google Domains until 23 March 2022 to qualify for the equivalent .au domain. Learn how to buy a domain name.

Important: After 24 March 2022, you can still register available .au domains if the equivalent,,,,, or 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 basket .
  3. To review your basket, click View basket. 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 a .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 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.



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Yearly registration 

$12 USD

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Fee to restore an expired or deleted domain

$40 USD

Restore a domain

Terms and restrictions

Terms and restrictions


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Registrar of record

Domain Directors Pty Ltd

Understand your registrar of record


Au Domain Administration LTD.

About registries


Yes – Australia

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



Registry terms of service


Registration information


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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


About domain transfers to Google Domains

Transfer authorisation required


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

Auto-renew timing versus expiry date

18 days before the expiry 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.

Expiry 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

Three days before the expiry date

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

30 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


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Privacy protection allowed


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Privacy protection provider



Domain name system (DNS) information

DNS information 


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


IANA Repository of IDN Practices

Number of characters in a domain name


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


Manage domain name servers

Supports Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)


Setting up DNSSEC

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