Domain Names

Domain Names

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Do you need special registration for a org.au

Yes, you must meet special registration requirements to register an org.au domain name. To be eligible to register an org.au domain name, you must be a not-for-profit organisation. You must also meet the following requirements: To register an...

How long does a domain transfer take to land at Conetix?

Overview When transferring a domain from another provider/registrar to Conetix there is generally a wait time until it completes. Throughout a transfer your domain/website will remain online, however, during the process, you won’t be able to make any...

Domain Registrant verification at Conetix

Overview When a new gTLD domain name is purchased, an existing domain name is transferred or the Registrant’s Firstname, Lastname or Email addresses are modified on an existing domain name, our domain Registrar Synergy Wholesale checks and validates the...

Eligibility requirements for .day Domains

Overview .day domain names are an encrypted-by-default TLD by virtue of being inscribed in the HSTS Preload list. As such, websites hosted on .day will not load on modern browsers unless they are served over HTTPS (ie. with...

Purchasing Privately Owned Domains

Overview When a company or registrant goes out of business they will often put their domains up for sale or auction them off on websites like GoDaddy or HugeDomains. Depending on how memorable it is or how well...

Can I hide registrant name com.au domain

What is the Registrant name field for .AU domain names? The registrant name on a .au domain name is the name of the person or organization that has registered the domain name. This information is publicly available in...

Registering a .COM.AU domain name

Overview A .com.au domain name is intended for companies or organizations that are registered to do business in Australia, the most common methods of proving eligibility are by providing an Active ABN or ACN; as most Australian businesses require...

.NZ Domain Registration Requirements

Overview .NZ is the country code for New Zealand, the must-have New Zealand domain name for all New Zealand individuals and businesses. Who can register .nz domains? Anyone can register .co.nz, .net.nz, .org.nz domain names! Types of .NZ...

Domain FAQ’s

Overview Everything you need to know about domains here at Conetix! What is a domain name? It’s a unique name that appears after the @ sign-in email addresses, and after www. in web addresses. EG. conetix.com.au conetix.net.au conetix.au conetix.com How...

Renewing Contested .au applications through Conetix

Overview If two or more parties applied for priority for the same .au direct domain name during the priority period, the domain name is referred to as a contested name. The contested name will remain on priority hold...

Domain name(s) suspended due to failed verification

Overview In 2014, new regulations were introduced by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) requiring domain registrars to validate the Registrant contact information on domain names. This process serves to validate that the Registrant can...

Domain Status Codes and What They Mean?

Overview Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) domain status codes, also called domain name status codes, indicate the status of a domain name registration. Every domain has at least one status code, but it can also have more than one....

Registering a .NET.AU domain name

Overview .net.au domains were originally designed as a domain extension for network providers or Telcos however they quickly became an alternative domain extension to a .com.au and are now recognised by the general Internet user as a trusted domain extension....

Registering a .GOV.AU domain name

Overview The .GOV.AU domain name is a special domain name extension that can only be registered through special domain registrars set up by the Australian government. You can apply for a .GOV.AU domain name here. Transferring a .GOV.AU domain...

Register .AU domain’s at Conetix

Overview This article will help step you through registering a new .AU domain (also known as “Direct-AU”) via your Conetix Account. Instructions 2. Once logged in, click the Domains dropdown from the left-hand menu, then click Register a...

.AU Domains Registered with an Ineligible ABN/ACN

Overview From the 21st of September 2021, our preferred registrar Synergy Wholesale will begin to email registrants holding .au domain which is licensed to an inactive ABN/ACN. This email will be sent in conjunction with expiry notices, in...

.au Domain Eligibility

Overview As of the 12th of April 2021, auDA released a series of new rules surrounding the .au namespace, .org.au domains encounter some of the most significant of these changes being rolled out. You can see the full list...

WHOIS lookup at Conetix

What is Whois? The WHOIS domain lookup is a browser-based query and response protocol that is widely used by users searching for the domain’s current registrar, information on who owns the domain, when it was registered, and any available...

Updating Domain Contact Details on Domains with ID Protection

Overview This article will detail the steps involved when updating the Contact details on a Domain with ID Protection through the Conetix Control Panel. Domain ID Protection is a service that “masks” the contact details of the domain registrant/owner...

Domain Registration Certificates

Overview A Registration Certificate is a document that is generated when a .au domain name is registered, which contains some information regarding the newly registered domain.Upon registering a .au domain, a Registration Certificate is automatically issued by our...

Contested .au Direct names at Conetix

Overview The .au direct Priority Allocation Period ran from 24 March 2022 to 20 September 2022 and provided registrants who held a .au domain name registered before the launch of .au direct, priority to apply for the .au...

Point my Nameservers to Conetix at Godaddy

Overview Conetix provides free DNS hosting as part of any web hosting, VPS or domain registration. To take advantage of this system, you will need to update the nameserver settings at your domain registrar (if it’s not Conetix) to point at our...

Transferring a Domain to Conetix from Vodien

Overview Keeping your domains under one roof makes domain management a breeze. This article demonstrates how to transfer a domain to Conetix from Vodien and what is required to complete it successfully. Transfer Requirements To transfer a domain...

Transferring a Domain to Conetix from CrazyDomains

Overview Keeping your domains under one roof makes domain management a breeze. This article demonstrates how to transfer a domain to Conetix from CrazyDomains and what is required to complete it successfully. Transfer Requirements To transfer a domain...

Registering a .ID.AU Domain Name

Overview Are you an Australian citizen or resident looking to start up your own business? Then a .id.au domain is for you! .id.au domain names are intended for personal use by Australian residents. Instructions The following eligibility requirements...

How to find your .AU Domain Registration Details

Overview To find out who owns a domain name, you can use the WHOIS lookup and domain lookup tool. Simply enter the domain you want to look up and click ‘Search’. After that, the tool will display any...

Update Nameservers from NetRegistry / Webcentral to Conetix

Overview This article will detail the process of updating a domain’s nameservers through NetRegistry / Webcentral to Conetix. Instructions If you are not confident in making these changes reach out to our support team and one of...

Registering a .ASN.AU Domain Name

Overview .ASN.AU was created specifically for non-commercial organisations that are based in Australia, and due to their exclusivity, are a trusted Domain Name for both small and large organisations. .ASN.AU domains are commonly registered by Australian Charities, Foundations,...

Registering a Domain on Behalf of a Client

Overview This article will step you through registering a new domain on behalf of your clients via your Conetix Account. The registration of a new domain on behalf of your client is a two step process which is...

Why is my registrar refusing to transfer my domain name?

Your registrar may deny a transfer request in the following limited circumstances, your current registrar will be able to assist with providing more infromation on transfer failure.

Registering a .ORG.AU domain name

Overview .ORG.AU domains have the strictest requirements of all publicly available .au based domain names. The .ORG.AU namespace is typically used by Charities, clubs, communities and non-profit organisations across Australia. .ORG.AU Domain Eligibility Requirements In order to register...

Change Of Registrant (CoR) At Conetix

Overview In the event you need to update the Registrant of a .AU domain name, such as the ABN/ACN/ other eligibility types, then a Change of Registrant (COR) will need to be processed. To initiate a Change of...

Registering a .EDU.AU domain name

Overview The .EDU.AU domain name is a special domain name extension that can only be registered through special domain registrars set up by the Australian government. You can apply for a .EDU.AU domain name here.You can check out your...

Cancelling Automatic Domain Renewal

Overview This article describes how to cancel the automatic renewal of your domain via the Conetix Control Panel. Instructions Log in to the Conetix Control Panel.  Click on the blue ‘Domains’ button at the top of the Control...

Email Scam Impersonating AUDA

A phishing email has been circulating that targets owners of .AU domain names. Click for more!

instantnotificationservices.com domain notification scam

Overview This scam presents you with an email that looks much like an invoice indicating that if your domain name is not renewed by a certain date it will expire.  Here's a copy of what the scam email...

Domain Name Renewal Emails

Overview When you cancel a Domain through Conetix whether it be by email or the admin portal you will continue to receive emails informing you that a domain that you have registered is going to expire in X...

Enabling ID Protection on a Domain Name

Overview Protecting your private information on the internet is extremely important. Conetix understands the importance of keeping your information and data safe. This is why we offer ID Protection on our domain registrations. You can enable ID Protection...

Certificate Transparency Support

Overview Certificate Transparency is an extension of the current SSL issuance and monitoring system to provide publicly auditable logs from Certificate Authorities (CA's) so that the detection of mistakenly issued or maliciously acquired occurrences can be easily detected....

How do I modify my nameservers?

Overview This article will detail the process of updating a domains nameservers through the Conetix Control Panel. Instructions 1. Log into the Conetix Control Panel using your provided credentials. 2. In the left hand menu, open the Drop...

Fake Domain Renewal Emails from – International Whois Domain Protection Agency

Overview There is currently an email scam going around where notification that appear to be from the International Whois Domain Protection Agency regarding an update of contact information for your domain. The email contains a link to make a...

Disabling Domain Auto Renewal

Overview This article will take you through the steps of disabling Auto renew for a Domain in the Conetix Control panel. Instructions Login to Conetix Control Panel. Click on “Domains”: Search for the Domain you want to disable...

Domain Registration Scam: Domain Name Group (domainnamegroup.com.au)

Overview Unfortunately we've seen another pop-up company appear trying to scam domain renewals, this time it's Domain Name Group Pty Ltd (ACN: 135 462 305). This company is a complete replica of the existing scam company, Domain Register...

How do I manage my Domain Names?

Overview This article will detail how to manage your domain names through the Conetix Control Panel. Instructions 1. Log into the Conetix Control Panel. 2. Open the Domains drop down menu on the left hand side and select...

Conetix Control Panel: Retrieve Domain EPP Code

Overview This article will detail the process of retrieving the EPP Code of a domain with Conetix. Instructions 1. Log into the Conetix Control Panel. 2. Open the Domains Drop Down Menu on the left hand side and...

How to Renew Your Domain Name With Conetix

This article steps you through renewing a domain manually in you Conetix Portal.

Transferring a Domain to Conetix

Overview Keeping your domains under one roof makes domain management a breeze. This article demonstrates how to transfer a domain to Conetix and what is required to complete it successfully. Transfer Requirements To transfer a domain name, you...

Domain Registration Scam: Domain Renewal Group

Overview One of the most complained about domain renewal scams comes from a company called "Domain Renewal Group". This company scours your details from domain registrars (which by default is publicly available) and produces a renewal notice. The...

Domain Registration Scam: ygnetwork-ltd.com

Overview There are a number of scams related to domain renewals, some try to trick you into renewing with a different company while others try to trick you into registering domains you don’t require (and usually at inflated...

Why did I receive a Domain Renewal notification from Melbourne IT

Overview You may have received a notification from Melbourne IT regrading the renewal of your domain name that looked similar to the following renewal notification. Domains that are registered and managed through Conetix are held at our reseller...