.COM.AU regulations summary:
Local company or trademark required. The trademark can both be a registration and application. Web Solutions further offer a Local Presence/Trustee Service for Australian .COM.AU domain names.
Registration fee: USD 0.00
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 recommend that clients using Local Presence/Trustee Service register a matching Australian trademark.
.COM.AU full regulations:
Local company required or trademark required. The trademark can also be in the process of being registered - an application status is sufficient. Web Solutions further offer a Local Presence/Trustee Service for Australian domain names. However, we strongly recommend all foreign clients that they register a matching trademark in Australia in order to secure their domain.
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, in order to register .COM.AU domain names, a local administrative contact residing in Australia must be appointed.
If you have no such local contact person, we can provide this via our Local Presence/Trustee Service for COM.AU domains in Australia.
Are trademarks usable in Australia?
Foreign holders or applicants of Australian trademarks can register identical .COM.AU domains
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 .COM.AU IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters.
Are generic domains allowed for .COM.AU?
There are some restrictions on the type of domain names allowed in Australia. Please contact us beforehand, if you are planning to apply for a generic type .COM.AU domain.
How much time does it take to register .COM.AU domain name?
Usually, it takes 3 day/s to register a .COM.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 .COM.AU domains?
It is not possible to apply for .COM.AU domain names with less than 3 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .COM.AU domains?
It is not possible to apply for .COM.AU domain names with more than 63 characters.
Can I register more than one Australian domain name?
Applicants may register an unlimited amount of Australian .COM.AU domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS?
There is no need to configure your Domain Name Server in advance for .COM.AU domain name.
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 .COM.AU domain names registration:
Please note that, we recommend that clients using Local Presence/Trustee Service register a matching Australian trademark for each domain. This will guarantee the domain against third party complaints.
Trustee service for Australian .COM.AU domain names
If you opt to take advantage of our Local Presence/Trustee Service for Australian domain names, Web Solutions itself, its local branch office or a local agent assigned by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the relevant .COM.AU domains.
Acceptable .COM.AU domain types:
Domain names related to your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered via our Trustee Service for .COM.AU domain names. If you are planning to register domains relating to gambling, chat, erotic content, advertising or similar name categories, such names must be pre-approved individually and may incur a higher service charge. Please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Australia:
All the .COM.AU domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your Australian domains free of charge.
User Certificate for Australian Trustee domains:
As soon as the .COM.AU domain names have been registered, we will forward to you a User Certificate which defines your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Trustee Service for Australia - including that you will be considered the rightful user of the domain names, with full authority to define technical settings and to manage the usage of the domain.
Web Solutions will be supplying the Local Presence/Trustee Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interruptions or discontinuance of service. We can never be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, directly or indirectly, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Australian trademark!
There will always be risks involved with using a local presence or trustee service such as this. We strongly recommend that our clients strengthen the legal standing of their .COM.AU domains, by registering matching trademarks in Australia.
No warehousing of Australian .COM.AU domain names with Trustee Service!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Trustee Service for .COM.AU domain names for the purpose of purchasing and selling domain names. Exceptions may be made for certain generic type domain names, in which case an agreement must be made in writing between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Dont spam using your .COM.AU domain names with Trustee Service!
If you are planning to send out large amounts of emails from your COM.AU domain with Trustee Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must inform us in advance and seek prior approval.
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