.AU is the country code TLD (ccTLD) for Australia and is administered by auDA, the Australian Domain Name Administrator.
- Registration requirements
- Residency requirements
- General requirements
- Changes in ownership
- Complaints handling policy
- Additional resources
When our system accepts a registration or renewal order, an order number will be generated, but this is not an indication of success. We will send a confirmation notice to your account email address once the non-real-time order has completed, 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 somewhere on your website that you are an Enom reseller.
We support the following second-level domains: ASN.AU, .COM.AU, .NET.AU, .ID.AU, .ORG.AU.
The name length requirements for .AU domains are two to 63 characters before the TLD. We do not support IDNs for this TLD.
Additional registration details can be found in the TLD reference chart.
Note: The organization name has to match the ABN 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.
To register a .ASN.AU domain name, Registrants must be one of the following:
|.COM.AU and .NET.AU||
To register a .COM.AU domain name, Registrants must be one of the following:
The name must include or be derived from one or more words of the Registrant's name or the name by which the Registrant is commonly known, such as a nickname.
To register a .ID.AU domain name, Registrants must be an Australian citizen or an Australian resident.
To register a .ORG.AU domain name, Registrants must belong to one of the following:
When completing the registration form for any .AU domain name, you must submit some additional information about the Registrant.
Since July 1, 2018, the .AU namespace migrated to a new registry operator, Afilias. The following changes were made after the maintenance period:
- Registration and transfer orders may now be submitted 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.
.AU domains have a new renew-by deadline set to 10 days before the expiration date. Before this deadline, automatic and manual renewals are accepted as long as the domain is less than 90 days away from expiry. Domain renewals now default to one year.
If the domain name is not renewed by the deadline, it will enter redemption. The domain name is removed from the DNS and cannot be updated. This period lasts for 31 days; during this period, the domain name can be recovered for an extra fee
If the domain name is not redeemed within 31 days, it will be removed from our system and will no longer be recoverable. It will be purged by the registry during the next purge cycle.
Changes in ownership
On Enom's public whois, the address and phone number fields may not be visible. The registry's whois will show the business and personal name associated with the ABN (Australia Business Number) in the Australian Government's database, instead of the Organization name, first name, or last name fields.
Ownership changes (trades) are applicable for .ASN.AU, .ORG.AU, .NET.AU, .COM.AU but not .ID.AU.
A trade resets the registration period. The next renewal date will be one year from the trade date. Only changing the ABN, ACN, or trademark number requires a trade. Other contact details can be updated without a trade.
To request a trade, submit a verified request with the following statement and information:
I agree to the trade fee equivalent of a 1-year renewal fee.
Enom Support will reply once the trade has been initiated. At that point, the registrants would be able to download the forms to sign:
Both documents linked below must be filled out, signed, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and fax them to +49 6841 6984299. To reduce processing time, please check the documents for accurate information first.
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. If the transfer request is not approved within the two days, the registry declines the transfer request.
There is no charge for .AU transfers unless the domain is going to expire within 90 days, 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
- Domain name eligibility
- Mandatory provisions
- Whois policy
- Complaints policy
- Frequently asked questions (auDA Help Center)
- AU Transfer Form (Current Registrant).pdf (2 MB)
- AU Transfer Form (New Registrant).pdf (2 MB)