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We are happy to announce that the .au Domain Administration (auDA) has launched the .AU direct namespace! .au domains are now available for registration. You can order your non-conflicted .au domain names and new .au domains now!
.AU direct launch details
Aside from businesses and organisations, qualified individuals will also be able to register for the new .AU direct. Please take note that existing and new auDA rules apply to determine who is eligible for .AU direct domain registration.
Those who have existing .AU family domains, like mydomain.com.au, can apply for a Priority Status to register their exact match in .AU within the six-month period from launch.
We will register your new .AU domains or apply your existing .AU family domains for priority status to save you all the hassle.
Why get a .AU direct domain?
A .AU direct extension allows you to have a shorter and more memorable online name that is easier to type and display on mobile devices. Registering your matching .AU direct domain allows you to streamline traffic to your site, retain your branding, and prevent competitors from beating you to it!
How to secure the new .AU direct?
You can now apply for new .AU direct domains. Owners of an active domain name that is associated with the current .AU namespaces will be automatically eligible for a priority status to register the equivalent .AU direct domain from today until September 19, 2022.
Will .AU direct domain affect existing .AU namespaces?
Existing .au domains, such as.com.au, .net.au, edu.au, etc., will be unaffected and will continue to operate as usual. You will still be able to use, register, and renew them after the .au direct names launch.
What is Priority Status, and how to apply?
Existing holders of the current .AU namespaces will have the first in line privilege to apply for a Priority Status to register the exact match of their existing domain name. So, if you currently own mydomain.com.au, you will stand a chance to apply for priority status for register.au.
Under the Priority Allocation process, matching domain names in the Australian registry before .au direct launch will be automatically reserved during the six-month Priority Allocation period, which is until September 19, 2022.
What happens if there is more than one registrant eligible for the same .au direct domain name?
For example, holders of mydomain.com.au and mydomain.org.au are eligible to apply for priority status for mydomain.au. In that case, the name will be allocated according to priority categories, which are determined by:
If you have any questions in regards to this please feel free to contact us at any time.