Domain Registration and Transferring:.COM.AU, .ID.AU, .ORG.AU, .NET.AU & .ASN.AU

Registrations:

HostPapa offers domain name registrations for these second level domains:

  • .ASN.AU—For incorporated associations, political parties, trade unions, sporting and special interest clubs.

  • .COM.AU—For commercial entities, such as companies and businesses.

  • .NET.AU—For commercial entities, such as companies and businesses.

  • .ID.AU—For individuals who are Australian citizens or residents.

  • .ORG.AU—For charities and non-profit organizations.

The registration period for .AU domains is two years.

Once the domain name is registered, the registrar sends a PDF to the registrant confirming that they are now the owner of the domain name.  At that time, the registrar also sends the AUTHINFO code to the registrant.

Registrants must meet the following requirements to register a second level .AU domain name:

.ASN.AU

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:

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.

  • A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.

  • A trade union or other organization registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

  • A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia.

  • A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

  • A non-profit organization operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

.COM.AU

Domain names must be an exact match, abbreviation, or acronym of the Registrant’s name or trademark, or otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant. To register a .COM.AU domain name, registrants must be one of the following:

  • An Australian registered company.

  • Trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory.

  • An Australian partnership or sole trader.

  • A foreign company licensed to trade in Australia.

  • The owner of an Australian Registered Trademark.

  • An applicant for an Australian Registered Trademark.

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.

  • An Australian commercial statutory body.

.ID.AU

Domain names must be an exact match, abbreviation, or acronym of the Registrant’s personal name or otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant. The name must include or be drived from one or more words of the Registrant’s name or the name by which the Registrant is commonly known (nickname). To register a .ID.AU domain name, registrants must be an Australian citizen or an Australian resident.

.NET.AU

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 .NET.AU domain name, registrants must be one of the following:

  • An Australian registered company.

  • Trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory.

  • An Australian partnership or sole trader.

  • A foreign company licensed to trade in Australia.

  • The owner of an Australian Registered Trademark.

  • An applicant for an Australian Registered Trademark.

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.

  • An Australian commercial statutory body.

.ORG.AU

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 .ORG.AU domain name, registrants must belong to one of the following:

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory.

  • A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.

  • A trade union or other organization registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

  • A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia.

  • A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

  • A non-profit organization operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

Transfers:

Before you submit to transfer your .au domain name to HostPapa, please do the following:

  • Obtain the domain’s AUTHINFO code from your current registrar or from your initial registration email from the registry.

  • Ensure that the owner & administrative contact information and email address for your domain name is up to date.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • If the correct domain transfer AUTHINFO code has been submitted an email will be sent to the owner contact in the WHOIS database (the email address needs to be valid and accessible).

  • If an invalid domain transfer AUTHINFO code has been submitted, the transfer will be rejected and you will need to retrieve this before resubmitting through HostPapa.

  • Once a reply has been received from the owners email address the transfer will be confirmed the next business day and complete in 48 -72 hours.

  • If no reply is received within 7 days the transfer will be cancelled.

  • Please note that .au domains can be transferred even if they have expired, however it is advisable that you have at least 2 weeks registration remaining on the domain name.

Unlocking your domain

Sometimes, you will need to unlock your domain to start the transfer process. Find out how to unlock your domain at various domain registrars below:

Network Solutions
DreamHost
HostGator
SiteGround
Enom
GoDaddy
Namecheap
BlueHost

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Click here to learn how to do it.

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