About AusRegistry

Following a competitive tender commissioned by the .au Domain Administration (auDA) in 2002, AusRegistry was awarded the contract to design, develop and implement a Registry system and associated Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure and provide a platform for innovative usage of this technology in the provision of ‘World’s Best Practice’ Registry services to the .au Domain Administration. This included:

of Australian Businesses use .au
Registry uptime in over 15 years
of survey respondents identify .au to represent Australia

Phenomenal year on year growth

In March of 2011, Australia celebrated 2 million .au registrations as a result of phenomenal year on year growth throughout AusRegistry’s tenure as Registry Operator. In July of 2015, the number of registrations exceeded 3 million.

As the current Registry Operator, AusRegistry manages all current and open second level .au Domain Names, including: com.au, net.au, id.au, asn.au and org.au. It also manages the restricted government (gov.au) and education Domain Names (edu.au).

Building and operating .au

AusRegistry is responsible for creating and driving the software and infrastructure to ensure the stability and integrity of Internet operations in Australia. This includes running the WHOIS servers within the .au Domain Name, which allow for Domain Name registration details to be searched. AusRegistry also operates the .au primary name server, which is the master name server within the .au Domain Name system zone.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for new talent, send your CV to the recruitment team now.


Behind The Dot

AusRegistry’s quarterly magazine, Behind the Dot: State of the .au Domain continues to provide in-depth features as well as a series of regular segments including .au statistics, auDA’s governance report, survey data and a DNS and security update.