.au

Why .au?

A .au domain name provides your customers with a strong geographical connection to Australia. Internet users in Australia look for a .au domain when online as an indication that they are dealing with a local company or individual.

There are some specific policies and requirement for .au domains that you should be aware of. For example, the various second level domains are restricted in terms of who can register and use each different type:

Domain Who can Register and Use
asn.au For non-commercial organisations. Includes associations incorporated in any Australian State or Territory, political parties, trade unions, sporting or special interest clubs, charities or non-profit organisations.
com.au For commercial purposes. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.
id.au For Australian individuals (citizens, residents).
net.au For commercial purposes. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.
org.au For non-commercial organisations. Includes associations incorporated in any Australian State or Territory, political parties, trade unions, sporting or special interest clubs, charities or non-profit organisations.

.au Pricing

.AU domains are priced at $22 for a two-year registration. See prices for all domains.

.au Quick Facts

  • .au is operated by AusRegistry on behalf of auDA, the Australian Domain Name Adminstrator
  • More than 8 million or a total of 22 million Australians are online.
  • A total of almost 1.7 million .au domains have been registered as of March, 2010.