.AU regulations summary:
Local presence or Trustee Service required.
Annual domain fee: USD 225.00
Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service fee (if required): USD 300.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, free of charge.
We strongly recommend that you register matching trademarks in support of your Australian domain names. Contact us for further details.
.AU full regulations:
Applicant must be an Australian company or trademark holder/applicant. Web Solutions further offer a Local Presence/Trustee service for .AU domains.
Is local company in Australia required?
Applicant must be an Australian company or trademark holder/applicant. Web Solutions further offer a Local Presence/Trustee service for this domain.
Is local admin contact in Australia required?
Yes, however if you opt for the Local Presence/Trustee service one will be provided as part of the package.
Are trademarks usable in Australia?
Foreign holders or applicants of Australian trademarks can register identical .AU domains. It has to be a perfect match.
Does Web Solutions offer an agent solution?
The Trustee Service is all inclusive. No local presence required. However, we strongly recommend all clients that they register a matching trademark in Australia in order to secure their domain.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) available?
It is not possible to register .AU IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters.
Are generic domains allowed for .AU?
The domain name should represent your company name or a service you offer, a product, trademark, asset, project or similar.
How much time does it take to register .AU domain name?
Usually, it takes 3 day/s to register a .AU domain name in Australia. We will file the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot provide guarantees as we have no influence on the speed of the Australian domain authority once the application has been filed.
What is the minimum of characters allowed for .AU domains?
It is not possible to apply for .AU domain names with less than 3 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .AU domains?
It is not possible to apply for .AU domain names with more than 63 characters.
Can I register more than one Australian domain name?
There is no upper limit for AUstralian companies. However, the domain names should represent your services, products, intellectual property, projects or similar.
Are there other domain extensions related to Australia?
Yes, there are more Australian extensions available at Web Solutions. Some of them might not require local presence and may be unrestricted. Please check the available extensions for Australia below:
Detailed disclaimer for .AU domain names registration:
We strongly recommend that you register matching trademarks in support of your .AU domains. This is a very good investment, as it will secure the domains against complaints from local competitors and other parties.
Trustee service for Australian .AU domain names
The Trustee Service is provided 'as is', with no guarantees.
After successful registration, we will issue a User Certificate , which describes your rights as underlying owner, and the terms under which we are providing the Local Presence Service. Contact us for a sample certificate.
All applications for Trustee Service will be subjected to a due diligence check before we can approve these. Basically, we will check that the domains are not in obvious violation of local law of registered rights such as company names or trademarks.
There should never be any problems with domains that reflect unique company names or products/services. Domain names related to gambling, erotic content, chat rooms, classifieds and other risky categories of names may be acceptable given that cetain terms are met, but we reserve the right to charge a higher annual fee for the Trustee Service. You will of course be informed of such higher charge, so you can approve it in advance.
When you wish to place an order, simple let us know the domain name and its intended use. We will then do our due diligence checks, and let you know if we can accept it.
We strongly recommend that you register matching trademarks in support of your .AU domains with Trustee Service. This is a very good investment, as it will secure the domains against complaints from local competitors and other parties. The protection kicks in already at the time of filing a trademark application.
If you would like more information regarding Trustee Service for Australian domain names, or would like to review a draft User Certificate, please contact our support team.
How to transfer domains to Web Solutions?
- Enter the domains you wish to have transferred to Web Solutions into the box
- Fill in your name and email address
- Press Confirm. A person from Web Solutions Support will contact you, in order to process the transfer request
- If you have Auth. Codes ready, include these. If not, you can send them later
- If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer