.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. Renewals orders default to one year.
Important: The domain will enter redemption if it is not renewed before the renew-by date. The domain name is then removed from the DNS and cannot be updated. This period lasts for 31 days. It is possible to recover the domain name for an extra fee during this period.
If the domain name is not redeemed within 31 days, it will be removed from our system and will no longer be recoverable. The registry will purge the domain during the next purge cycle.
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.
Note: Please make sure the ABN, ACN, or TM is active and valid before engaging support. If the current ID is no longer active, support may request further information before proceeding with the trade.
Verify ABN information at the Australian Business Register.
Verify ACN information at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Note: Search within "Organization and Business Names" for the ACN.
Verify Trademark information at IP Australia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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