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.net.au domain names

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The net.au 2LD is for commercial purposes.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs. [PDF]

1. To be eligible for a domain name in the net.au 2LD, registrants must be:

  • a) an Australian registered company; or
  • b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • c) an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
  • d) a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  • e) an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  • f) an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  • g) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

2. Domain names in the net.au 2LD must be:

3. A domain name may also be registered in the net.au 2LD under paragraph 2(b) for the purpose of domain monetisation, in accordance with the explanation of “domain monetisation” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • a) the content on the website to which the domain name resolves must be related specifically and predominantly to subject matter denoted by the domain name; and
  • b) the domain name must not be, or incorporate, an entity name, personal name or brand name in existence at the time the domain name was registered.

* Definitions:

  • • “entity name” means the name of an Australian registered company or incorporated association as listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), or the name of an Australian government body. It does not include a registered business name;
  • • “personal name” means the given name(s) and/or last name of a person; and
  • • “brand name” means the name of an identifiable and distinctive product or service, whether commercial or non-commercial.

Registrations and renewals are available for 2 years.

.net.au registration / renewal pricing

2 yr

.net.au technical information

Registry. - AUDA

Registry operator. - AUSREGISTRY

WHOIS server. - whois.audns.net.au

Eligibility. - .net.au domains can be registered by people/businesses with a valid ABN/BN/ACN/TM.

WHOIS Privacy available. - No

Domain locking available. - Yes

Residency requirement. - Yes. Registrants must be an Australian person or Australian business or company.

Grace period. - 30 days

Redemption period. - 30 days

Policies. - http://auda.org.au/policies/