Can I register a .au domain?
.au direct domain names – like getyour.au - are shorter, simpler domain names that will be available as a new option for Australian Internet users from 24 March 2022.
.au direct names are general purpose – they’re open to anyone with a verified connection to Australia who wants to create or manage an online presence for themselves or their organization.
What does a verified connection to Australia mean?
In order to register a .au domain you need to be Australian, or have some direct relationship with Australia. For example, if you're a business, club or organization that work in or with Australia, you may be eligible to register a .au domain. You'll be asked to submit additional information when registering a .au domain, such as your organizations identity or your Australian business number, and that information will be verified before your registration is complete.
(The full definition of an Australian presence is in the definitions section of the .au Licensing Rules).
What if I already own another kind of .au domain?
If you currently hold a domain name in any other .au namespace (eg. com.au, id.au etc.), you’ll be able to apply for Priority Status to register its exact match in .au direct during the six-month period from launch.
To check your priority category and/ or see if there are other registrants eligible for the .au direct name you seek, you can use auDA’s Priority Status Tool.
When .au direct names launch, for the first six months a Priority Allocation Process will be in place that will enable you an opportunity to apply for the exact match of your existing .au domain names