A new, shorter Australian domain name
On March 24, 2022, it will become possible to register a domain name directly under .AU.
This is big news for the region and will change how Australia uses and registers domain names!
In the first 6 months following the launch, current holders of existing 3rd level .AU domain name(s) (e.g. example.com.au or example.net.au) will have a Priority right to claim the corresponding name directly under .AU.
In cases where different Registrants hold the license to the same string under different 3rd level .AU domain extensions, auDA has a set of rules in place to resolve these contention sets.
For the following domains, however, you are currently the only eligible holder:
As the single eligible holder, should you decide to apply for the corresponding name directly under .AU, you can expect these names to be allocated to you right away once your application has been submitted!
Please note that once the 6 months Priority application period has expired, you will lose your Priority right to any string you have not applied for and these will become available publicly for registration on a first-come-first-served basis. We encourage you to take advantage of your reserved opportunity and move quickly to further own your Australia namespace!
We expect .AU domain names to become popular quickly and this is a great opportunity to be ahead of others by securing you 2nd level priority right .AU domain names.
Register for the latest information when it becomes available.
We would be happy to help you apply for any other available domain under .AU you might be interested in. Please let us know if you have any questions and we welcome you to read more on auDA’s .AU launch information page. We look forward to supporting your applications to secure your .AU domains!
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