.AU is the country code TLD (ccTLD) for Australia and is administered by auDA, the Australian Domain Name Administrator.
- Changes in ownership
- Additional resources
The Enom system will generate an order number after accepting a registration or renewal order, but this is not an indication of success. Enom will send a confirmation notice to your account email address once the non-real-time order has processed or if the order has failed. The newly registered domain might take up to 48 hours to appear in the account.
API users can track the status of non-real-time orders by using the GetOrderDetail command.
Important: The auDA Registry requires you, the reseller, to indicate that you are an Enom reseller somewhere on your website.
We support the .COM.AU, .NET.AU, and .ORG.AU second-level domains.
The name length requirements for .AU domains are two to 63 characters before the TLD. We do not support IDNs for this TLD.
The TLD reference chart provides further details related to registration.
Note: The organization name must match the Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN) information submitted.
Eligibility ID type
All .AU domains, including secondary TLDs, require an Australian address.
Secondary level domain requirements
All secondary .AU TLDs domain names must be an exact match, abbreviation, or acronym of the Registrant's name or otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant. The requirements as stipulated by the registry are as follows:
|.COM.AU and .NET.AU||
To register a .COM.AU domain name, Registrants must be:
Registrants must be a registered not-for-profit entity to register a .ORG.AU domain name. The domain name must be:
You must submit some additional information about the Registrant when completing the registration form for any .AU domain name,
Since July 1, 2018, the .AU namespace migrated to a new registry operator, Afilias. The following changes were made after the maintenance period:
- It is now possible to submit registration and transfer orders from one to five years.
- Transfer and trade orders will default to a one-year term instead of two.
Note: These requirements apply to all new registrations, transfers in, and contact updates or changes.
Automatic and manual renewals are accepted while the domain is less than 90 days away from expiry. The renew-by/delete-by deadline is ten days before the expiration date. Renewal orders default to one year.
Important: The domain will enter a redemption state if it is not renewed by the delete-by deadline. There is no redemption fee for .AU, but it must be processed as a redemption order and the renewal fee must be paid to bring the domain back online.
A .AU domain can be recovered up to 30 days past its expiry date. If the domain is not recovered by then, it will be removed from our system and will no longer be recoverable. The registry will purge the domain during the next purge cycle.
If it is not possible to recover the domain from within the account and it has not been purged by the registry, reach out to support. Include your domain name in the support request, agree to the renewal fee and ask to have the domain restored. There is no guarantee, however, that support will be able to restore the domain.
Changes in ownership
The current ownership information is visible in a Whois lookup at the registry for your domain:
The ABN, ACN, Australian Trademark numbers, Eligibility Name, Type, and Registrant (owner) Name cannot be updated from the Enom account. Changing the ABN, ACN, or TM number requires a trade. The Registrant Name and Eligibility Name can generally be updated without a trade only if the requested name matches the entity name or business name in an ABN/ACN lookup, or the trademark information in a TM lookup. It is possible to update the other contact details visible in the Enom account without a trade.
Submit a verified support request to initiate a trade or to update the Eligibility information. A .AU trade costs $30 US.
Make sure the ABN, ACN, or TM is active and valid before engaging support. There are different sites to check depending on the ID type.
|ID Type||Verify At|
|Australian Business Number||Australian Business Register|
|Australian Company Number||
Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Note: Search within "Organization and Business Names"
|Australian Trademark||IP Australia|
If the ID is inactive or deregistered, the registrant must either reactivate the registration or download, fill out and sign the Transfer of Domain Name Chain of Title Form and the form that corresponds with their state or territory. The forms must be submitted to Enom support through a verified request along with the trade information as below.
and one of
- Victoria Statutory Declaration
- Queensland Statutory Declaration
- Western Australia Statutory Declaration
- South Australia Statutory Declaration
- Northern Territory Statutory Declaration
- Australian Capital Territory Statutory Declaration
- New South Wales Statutory Declaration
- Tasmania Statutory Declaration
Registrants may contact the registry directly for more information.
A trade resets the registration period. The next renewal date will be one year from the trade date.
Important: Submit the trade request at least 30 days before the domain's renew-by date. The trade is a manual process at all levels, and sufficient time is needed to complete all of the steps.
Submit a verified request to request a trade. The request must have the following statement and contact information:
I agree to the trade fee of $30 USD. I understand that the new expiry date will be one year from the trade completion date.
Registrant Name (must match information in ABN/ACN lookup):
Eligibility Name (must match information in ABN/ACN lookup):
Enom Support will reply once after beginning the trade process. At that point, the registrants will be able to download the owner change form to sign.
Note: The owner change form will not be filled in with the trade information until after Enom support initiates the trade.
The document must be signed and emailed to email@example.com or printed and faxed to +49 6841 6984299. Please check it for accurate information to reduce processing time.
Transfers and cancellations
When the transfer request is submitted, an email is sent to the owner confirmation email address specified on the transfer form. There is a two-day window to approve or reject the request. The registry declines the transfer request if the owner does not approve the transfer request within two days.
There is no charge for .AU transfers unless the domain expires within 90 days. If the transfer takes place within 90 days before expiry, the domain will renew after the domain transfer completes, and a charge will be applied.
We do not offer refunds on registrations or renewals of domains, but you may request to cancel the registration at any time by submitting a verified support request.
- auDA help center
- TLD reference chart
- Domain name eligibility
- Mandatory provisions
- Whois policy
- Complaints policy
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