Domain Name Rules

The AU Domain Authority ( ) has very specific rules regarding the registration of or domain names. If you are unsure if you meet or do not meet any of the below criteria send us an email and we'll check if there is anything else we can do for you!

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the .au range, registrants must be:

a) an Australian registered company; or

b) trading under a registered business name in Australia

c) an Australian partnership or sole trader;

d) a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia ; or

e) an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or

f) an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark [Note 1]; or

g) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or

h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

2. Domain names in the .au range must:

a) exactly match the registrant's company, business, trading, association or statutory body name; or words comprising the registrant's Registered Trade Mark or application for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or

b) be an acronym or abbreviation of 2a; or

c) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, because the domain name refers to:

(i) a product that the registrant manufactures or sells; or

(ii) a service that the registrant provides; or

(iii) an event that the registrant organises or sponsors; or

(iv) an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches or trains; or

(v) a venue that the registrant operates; or

(vi) a profession that the registrant's employees practise.