.com.au, .net.au, .org.ag domain registration requirements

.au domain name rules

Australia is represented by the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .au

Currently, it is not possible to register a top-level .au domain directly (such as mycompany.au). According to the naming rules for .au, registrations must be under second-level categories that describe the type of entity being registered.

QuickHostUK offers the following second-level domains (available to the public):

  • .com.au – commercial entities
  • .net.au – registered companies
  • .org.au – associations and non-profit organizations

A number of other domains have been opened, including:

  • .id.au – Australian citizens (individuals) only
  • .asn.au – associations, political parties, and clubs

The following are examples of closed second-level domains (restricted to certain sectors):

  • .edu.au – educational institutions (see third-level domains below)
  • .gov.au – governments and their departments
  • .cisro.au – (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

.au domain names are permitted to contain up to 63 characters, with a minimum of two characters. There can be letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of a domain name; double hyphens are not permitted). Additionally, special characters such as & and # cannot be used in domain names.

The extension is only available to Australian registrants. You may register .au domain names for a period of one to five years.

There may be a delay of up to 48 hours before the newly registered .au domain appears in the account. Once the registration order has been completed, you will receive an email notification.

If you change your mind, you can cancel your .au domain name without a refund at any time and restore it for an additional fee within two calendar days.

Register your .au domain from our domain registration page.

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