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 order to assist registrants in becoming eligible to renew their domain names.

.au domains registered with an ineligible abn/acn
Example of email you will receive if your ABN / ACN is ineligible

What are the new eligibility rules?

Please see our support article on Domain eligibility here

What happens if you don’t meet the new eligibility rules by your domain renewal date?  

You will not be able to renew your domain and it will enter the expiry process. 

You can see more information on the Change of Registrant Process here

If I do not meet the new eligibility rules, will someone warn me before my domain expires?

Yes, you will receive the standard domain expiry notifications for your domain.

Why does a COR cost so much?

On 12 April 2021 a new set of rules for the .au country Top Level Domain (ccTLD) took effect. With these regulation changes, we now have to review all .au domains and comply with the regulation changes. With this compliance comes Registrant compliance including Change of Registrant (COR) where applicable. Due to the time required and the direct cost incurred with COR we have to now pass on some of the cost.

How long does a COR take?

This is entirely up to the two parties involved, it can take between 5 minutes and 30 Days.

Does a COR time out?

A COR will time out after 30 days at which point it needs to be restarted.

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