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Brief regulationsDomain .au (Australia). Required local company (ABN)
If you are willing to use our local presence in Australia, Local Agent fee occurs during the registration and then annually when renewing your domain
All presented fees for .au domains are Net value, tax excluded, and apply to 1 year upkeep
VAT tax in local rate will be applied to the subjects based in the European Union which are not registered as an active VAT EU entities and to all subjects from Poland
Information regarding registration of .AU domains
How to register .AU domainIn order to register Australian .au domain name, enter your chosen domain, together with it's .au extension in a search box above and check if it's available by clicking Search. You may also contact our Support directly and let us know the domain name you are interested in for manual check.
If you cannot fulfill registry's requirements for .au domains in Australia and you would like to use our Local Agent service for Australia, please contact us and let us know all your chosen domains within .au zone
Frequently Asked Questions
for .AU domains
Are there any Australian registry's restrictions in force when ordering .au domain?
Yes. There are additional requirements for .au domain registration. More detailed description of .au ending limitations can be found in full regulations above or further down in our FAQ.
Mentioned restrictions do not apply if you or your company have chosen to register .au domain with our organisation. When using our Local Agent service in Australia all .au registry's registration requirements would be fulfilled
Is the local company in Australia required in order to register .au domain?
Yes. To buy .au domain you need to own a company in Australia. You will be asked to provide Australian company's business registration number
Is the local administrative contact in Australia required in order to register .au domain?
Yes. To register .au domain, Australian local contact address must be assigned
Do you offer a service that allows anyone to register domain in Australia despite local restrictions?
Yes. Our service called Local Agent in Australia will let you register .au domain, fulfilling all Australian registry's requirements - please contact us if you wish to know more about the Local Agent service
I already own Australian trademark which is identical to my chosen .au domain, or own any other active trademarks, would this help me in aquiring .au domain?
Yes. Registered Australian trademarks or other trademarks significantly changes .au domain registration possibilities in Australia
Can I register any domain name with .au ending?
No. Unfortunately you are not allowed to register any domain you wish within .au zone (including generic and dictionary words). Domain registry in Australia has a list of forbidden domains and registration of such names is not possible
Can I register Australian domain .au with non-standard ASCII characters (IDN)?
No. Currently it is not possible to register .au domains with non-standard characters outside ASCII alphabet.
If you still want to register .au domain (IDN) with national non-standard characters, please contact us
What is the minimum and maximum length of a domain name with .au ending?
Australian domains must consist between the minimum 3 and maximum of 63 characters
Is there any limit in the amount of .au domains that could be registered in Australia?
No. Domain registry in Australia allows an unlimited amount of registered .au domains per single entity
What is the minimal registration and renewal period for domains in Australia?
2 years. Domains in Australia can be registered on a minimum period of 2 years. Renewals are also on 2 years minimum. All presented fees would be multiplied by 2
Is there any way to check who is the owner of already registered .au domain?
You could try to check whois server response in Australian registry WHOIS database for chosen .au domain
Our free .au whois tool is available here:
Why is it worth registering
Australian domains with Intername?
simple ordering processYou can register your .au domains with us either via an uncomplicated application form in 3 quick steps, or by email. You will gain access to your .au domain as quickly as possible
free additional addonsFor each .au domain registered, you will receive access to our 4 reliable DNS servers with a ZONE manager, redirection server and free domain parking. We also offer a free .AU whois server
Local Agent service in AustraliaWe offer a unique Local Agent service for .au domains, which allows unrestricted registration of .au domains for entities that do not meet the requirements of the domain registry in Australia
contact profiles for domainsThanks to the ability to add and use an unlimited number of contact profiles, you can register selected domains directly for yourself or for those with whom you work - companies and friends
effective renewal remindersPrior to the expiry date of your .au domain and other domains registered with us, we will inform you in advance (by e-mail and, in selected countries, also by SMS) - so that you have time to renew your domains without the risk of them being taken over by someone else
automatic renewals of .au domainsWe provide 2 billing modes - deposit (default) and credit. Both methods offer a flexible choice of domain and service renewals, including automatic renewal up to the amount of the deposit or with deferred payment
quick contact and professional supportIf you have problems with registering or managing your .au domain you can contact us by email or phone. You will find more information on the contact page
low prices and no hidden costsWe offer competitive prices for .au and other domains. We are characterised by price stability and cost transparency. All standard services have a predetermined, possibly lowest price and are listed in our price list
honesty and lawfulnessWith each registration or renewal of a .au domain or other service we offer, you will automatically receive a pro-forma invoice, followed by a VAT invoice in accordance with the applicable tax regulations. Your rights are confirmed in writing
convenient consolidationYou can align the payment terms of all the domains and services you own with us so that you only pay one invoice a year; and renew your .au domains for up to 10 years in advance
stable registrarWe are trusted by thousands of individuals and companies. We have been registering .au domains for 15 years, and the oldest domain actively maintained with us was registered in 1997
plenty of available domainsIn addition to .au, .com.au, we offer another 698 domain extensions. With Intername you can have all your domains in one place!
The information regarding domains .au in Australia presented on this page and .au TLD prices are not an offer in the meaning of the Civil Code. Displayed data and Australian .au domain logo are for information purposes only.
Last update: 2022-04-09
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Other Australian domains
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Available payment methods
We accept the following payment methods for .au domains:
- wire bank transfer
EUR (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
USD (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
GBP (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
RON (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
PLN (SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK)
- credit cards, online payments, PayPal