Domain Name Eligibility Criteria

.com .net .org

. COM: Recommended for commercial entities. Anyone can register a .com domain.

. ORG: Originally designed for miscellaneous organizations, including non-profit groups. However today, anyone can register a .org domain.

. NET: Originally recommended for companies involved in Internet infrastructure. However today, anyone can register a .net.

.com.au .net.au .id.au .org.au .asn.au

You can download our latest copy of the the AUDA Eligibility and Allocation Rules here here (pdf document; opens in new window) or visit the auDA website located at www.auda.org.au

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ALL OPEN 2LDS

First come, first served
1. Domain name licences are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. It is not possible to pre-register or otherwise reserve a domain name.

Registrants must be Australian
2. Domain name licences may only be allocated to a registrant who is Australian, as defined under the eligibility and allocation rules for each 2LD.

Composition of domain names
3. Domain names must:

a) be at least 2 characters long;

b) contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (-), or a combination of these;

c) start and end with a number or a letter, not a hyphen; and

d) not contain hyphens in the third and fourth position
(eg. ab--cd.com.au).

Domain name licence renewal period
4. The domain name licence period is fixed at 2 years. It is not possible to license a domain name for a shorter or longer period.

5. Renewal of a domain name licence at the end of the 2 year period is dependent on the registrant continuing to meet the eligibility and allocation rules for the relevant 2LD.

Number of domain names
6. There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be licensed by a registrant.

auDA’s Reserved List
7. auDA’s Reserved List contains names that may not be licensed. The list is available on auDA’s web site at http://www.auda.org.au 

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR COM.AU

The com.au 2LD is for commercial purposes.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the com.au 2LD, registrants must be:

a) an Australian registered company; or

b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or

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 ; or

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

h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

2. Domain names in the com.au 2LD must:

a) exactly match, acronym or abbreviation of the registrant’s company or trading name, organization or association name or trademark; or:

b) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant.

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR NET.AU

The net.au 2LD is for commercial purposes.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the net.au 2LD, registrants must be:

a) an Australian registered company; or

b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or

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 ; or

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

h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

2. Domain names in the net.au 2LD must:

a) exactly match, acronym or abbreviation of the registrant’s company or trading name, organization or association name or trademark;; or

b) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant.

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ID.AU

The id.au 2LD is for individuals.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the id.au 2LD, registrants must be:

a) an Australian citizen; or

b) an Australian resident.

2. Domain names in the id.au 2LD must:

a) exactly match the registrant’s personal name; or

b) be an acronym or abbreviation of the registrant’s personal name; or

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

(i) is derived from one or more words of the registrant's personal name; or

(ii) includes one or more words of the registrant's personal name; or

(iii) is a personal name by which the registrant is known.

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ORG.AU

The org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1. To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be:

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

b) a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or

c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996; or

d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or

e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or

f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

2. Domain names in the org.au 2LD must:

a) exactly match, acronym or abbreviation of the name of the registrant’s company or trading name, organization or association name or trademark; or

b) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant.

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ASN.AU

The asn.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the asn.au 2LD, registrants must be:

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

b) political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or

c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996; or

d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or

e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or

f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

2. Domain names in the asn.au 2LD must:

a) exactly match, acronym or abbreviation of the name of the registrant’s company or trading name, organization or association name or trademark; or

b) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant.

.ASIA Community, Regions of Eligibility

The following countries and regions are considered part of the ASIA Community as defined by the .ASIA Registry

United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan
Armenia
Antarctica
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Brunei Darussalam
Bhutan
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
China
Christmas Island
Cyprus
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Georgia
Hong Kong
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Indonesia
Israel
India
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Jordan
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Cambodia
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Sri Lanka
Marshall Islands
Myanmar
Mongolia
Macao
Maldives
Malaysia
Norfolk Island
Nepal
Nauru
Niue
New Zealand
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Palau
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
Singapore
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Tajikistan
Tokelau
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
Tonga
Turkey
Tuvalu
Taiwan
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Vanuatu
Samoa
Yemen

Note: At least one of the domain contacts (Registrant, Admin, Technical or Billing) must be located in the ASIA Community (Includes Australia and NZ) region to be eligible for a .ASIA domain.

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