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.com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .id.au
|Allowed number of NS||
2 to 9
|Host IP-Addresses Type||
IPv4 / IPv6
|Hosts managed as||
|SEC DNS Interface||
DS data interface
|Transfer Authcode required||
|Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve)||
FOA E-Mail / -
|Owner Change by||
reset, 1 year added
|Trade Confirmation (Request / Approve)||
Fax / -
|Add Grace Period||
|Deletion Restorable Period||
|Deletion Hold Period||
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 | TM | OTHER
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 a Deletion Restorable Period of 1 day.
command = DeleteDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
Restores can be processed automatically but not in realtime. A restore is possible within 1 day upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.
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 | TM | OTHER
Once the trade has been requested, please download the ownerchange form from https://www.domainform.net/form/au/search?view=ownerchange and have the current and new registrant sign it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
.AU is the so-called 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.
- 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, .ID.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 | TM - The meaning of the abbreviations is stated in the table below.
|Abbreviation||Registrant Id Type|
|ABN||Australian Business Number|
|ACN||Australian Company 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:
Registrants can recover their domain authcode via a registry website.
AUDA Recover Domain Password and Expiry Date
The registry does not allow explicit renewals unless the domain is within 90 days of the current expiration date. This lock will be automatically removed by the registry and then will be applied after the domain has been renewed.