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<div style="font-size: 250%;">'''.AU'''</div><br/>
<div style="font-size: 250%;">'''.AU'''</div><br/>
.AU is the country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Australia. An .AU domain is normally used by companies who are located in Australia or who have business relationships with Australia.
Revision as of 20:15, 9 January 2018
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Domains can be registered with the API AddDomain command.
command = AddDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 = (CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER) X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-NUMBER = (TEXT) X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-TYPE = ABN | ACN | RBN | TM
auth = (TEXT) | (NULL) period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command. A confirmation email will be sent out by the registry to the registrant. After the registrant has confirmed the transfer, it will be processed in real-time. Australian domains typically take up to 48 hours to transfer, provided there are no issues with the transfer such as incorrect details. This also depends on AusRegistry who handle the transfer but almost always it is within 48 hours.
command = TransferDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 =(CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL) action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period.
command = DeleteDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
subuser = (TEXT) renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)
In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:
command = TradeDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
Ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-NUMBER = (TEXT) X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-TYPE = ABN | ACN | RBN | TM
- COM.AU: For Australian registered companies or a trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory or an Australian partnership or sole trader or a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia or owners of an Australian Registered Trade Mark or an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark or associations incorporated in any Australian State or Territory or Australian commercial statutory bodies
- NET.AU: same as for .COM.AU
- ORG.AU: For a charity operating in Australia or a non-profit organisation operating in Australia
- ID.AU: For Australian Citizens and Australian Residents
Required for .COM.AU, .NET.AU and .ORG.AU registrations:
X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-NUMBER = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) - The respective number depending on the registrant id type. X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-TYPE = ABN | ACN | RBN | TM - The meaning of the abbreviations is stated in the table below.
|Abbreviation||Registrant Id Type|
|ABN||Australian Business Number|
|ACN||Australian Company Number|
|RBN||Business Registration Number|
The domain registration may fail due to incorrect ACN or ABN numbers provided.Make sure that the ACN or ABN number you are using is registered and ACTIVE. The validity of these numbers can be checked using the following lookup services.
The validity of the ABN number can be checked via the following LINK:
The validity of the ACN number can be checked via the following LINK:
https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/SearchRegisters.jspx (select "Search within: Organization & Business Names" and enter the ACN below it)
The Australian Trademark database can be search via the following database:
No special procedures.
IMPORTANT: .AU Domain Name Changes and Information Starting March 1, 2017
Starting March 1st, 2017, HEXONET will have a new provider for .AU domain names. This switch resolves minor issues with .AU domain names we have been experiencing and is expected to have little or no impact on most resellers and clients.
All details about the transfer process are made available to our resellers per email notification. This is a compilation of the most important changes ahead:
1. OTE is Available for .AU
In the new system, an OTE environment is available for .AU. Limitation of OTE: Transfers and Trades are not available.
2. .AU Domain Trade Email/Fax Procedure
Resellers are required to provide their registrants a link to the non-branded .AU trade PDF form at domainform.net when submitting a trade. For the convenience of your customers, Resellers will have the option to provide a pre-filled PDF version of the .AU trade form by following the instructions on this help page. Please keep in mind that registrants (losing and gaining) need to print, sign, and fax or email the .AU trade form to our neutral non-branded email address or fax for processing.
3. Domain Ownership Certificate
As required by auDA policy, with each new .AU domain registration or each .AU domain trade, the new owner will receive an email with an attached auDA certificate of ownership (PDF).
4. .AU Domain Trade vs. Domain Modify Rules
Whenever an X-AU flag is changed, this requires the use of the TradeDomain command. Please note that a TradeDomain command with a changing X-AU flag also requires the submission of a registrant contact handle at the same time. In the special case where a registrant contact handle is changed only this can be done with a ModifyDomain command.
5. X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-TYPE Values
Previously, ABN, ACN, RBN or TM were accepted for X-AU-REGISTRANT-ID-TYPE. Please note that RBN will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED going forward. Business names using state and territory services were phased out in 2012.
6. .AU Domain Transfer Notes
Contact handles are no longer required for a transfer request. Also, the registrant transfer confirmation email and the respective online form will have small changes including a different registrar name.
7. .AU Domain Transfers with Period = 2 not Accepted
The default transfer period (if no dedicated period is provided with a transfer request) was 0 and will remain 0 on the new system. Though previously a period = 2 was accepted, going forward, a period = 2 is not longer accepted with a .AU transfer. Either do not provide a period or provide period = 0. Please note that an .AU domain name can be renewed after a transfer.
8. .AU Domain Name Life Cycle
The Renewal Finalization Period will remain unchanged at -1d (.AU domains set to AUTORENEW will be automatically renewed 1 day prior to the expiration date). The Renewal Failure Period will be adjusted a day from +30 to +29 days (.AU domains set to AUTODELETE OR AUTOEXPIRE will be automatically removed from our system 29 days after the expiration date). The Deletion Restorable Period will be adjusted from +3d to +1d (any explicitly deleted or auto-deleted / auto-expired .AU domain can be restored until 30 days after the expiration date).
9. .AU Nameserver / Host Management
Nameservers will now be managed as an OBJECT and not as an ATTRIBUTE. A minimum of 2 nameservers are now required for .AU domain names (previously: 0). Use and assignment of child nameservers (requiring ownership of the parent .AU domain) first requires the creation of each nameserver object with the AddNameserver command and desired IP address.