You still have until September, the 20th to register your .AU domain name identical to your .COM.AU!

The priority allocation period for .AU direct closes on 20 September 2022. If you hold a domain name in any other .au namespace (eg. com.au, org.au, id.au etc.), created prior to 24 March 2022, you are able to apply for Priority Status to register its exact match in .au direct until this date. Domains on priority hold will be released on Monday 3 October 2022. To be eligible to register a domain name in .au direct (forexample.au), the registrant must have an Australian presence as def... Read More

.AU domain names soon available for registration

Image source: kitkatty007 via Pixabay Until now, Australian domain names were only available for registrations in second level extensions, in particular .COM.AU. If the decision to open the .AU registration goes back to 2015, it took four years to set the rules! It seems that starting October 1st, 2019, the holder of the existing .com.au domain name, for example forexample.com.au, will be able to apply for priority status to register the exact match of their existing name in .AU, forex... Read More