Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I want to give my online business an Australian presence. How can I obtain an Australian domain name?

This is a pretty easy thing to do. You'll just need to head over to .auda's page (the commercial body that administers Australia's domain names) and check to see if you are eligible. Assuming that you want a ‘com.au’ domain name for your new business (also known as a top-level domain or TLD), you'll need to fall into one of these categories:

  • Be an Australian registered company (or a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia);
  • Have an registered business name that you're using in an Australian State or Territory;
  • Be in a partnership; or
  • Work as a sole trader.

You can obtain your domain name from a commercial registrar and .auda lists accredited registrars for Australian domain names here:

http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars/

Note: that having an ABN is not a formal requirement but the particular registrar that you choose may impose additional requirements on your business to get a domain name through them.

.auda's eligibility page can be found here:

http://www.auda.org.au/ea-policy

 



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