The .com.au domain is for commercial purposes and is registered by businesses trading in Australia.
To be eligible for a com.au domain name, registrants must be one or more of the following:
- an Australian registered company; or
- trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
- an Australian partnership or sole trader;
- a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
- an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
- an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark ; or
- an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
- an Australian commercial statutory body.
The domain names in the com.au space must either be:
- 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.
.com.au domains 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).
How many .com.au domains can I register
There are no restrictions on the number of Australian domain names that may be licensed by a registrant. A registrant must simply meet the eligibility requirements to be able to register .com.au domain names.
How do I prove that my business is eligible?
When you register online, you will be asked to provide either
- ABN number - issued by the Australian Taxation Office.
- ACN number - issued by Australian Securities and Investment Commission .
- Trademark Number or Trademark Application Number issued by IP Australia
- Business Name Certificate Number issued by the Office of Fair Trading, in your State or Territory where your business is registered.
If you do not have an ABN or ACN choose "other" and enter the appropriate trademark number or BN certificate number.
See Starting a New Business in Australia for more information on how to start a business in Australia.