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 one to operate.  

.COM.AU Domain Eligibility Requirements

What do I need to register a .com.au domain?

In order to register a .com.au domain, the registrant must be one of the following with a valid published ABN/ACN/ARBN or AU Trademark:

  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • Not-for-profit organisations (including Religious/Church groups)
  • Any Australian Public or Private Company (Can either be Limited by Guarantee or Limited by Shares)

What if I don’t have an ABN/ACN?

In order to register a .com.au, .net.au or .org.au domain, you are required to have a valid ABN/ACN. If you do not have one, you will not be able to register a domain.

You can apply for an ABN on the ABR website.

What if my ABN/ACN has been cancelled?

Registrants who have previously registered domain names using an ABN/ACN which has since been cancelled must re-apply for their ABN at the ABR in order to qualify for future domain renewals. Further information on re-applying can be found on the ABR website.

More Information

Full details on 2012-04 – Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs policy can be found on the AUDA Website.

If you are unsure regarding any of the eligibility requirements of the .com.au namespace please get in touch with our Domains Admin!

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