.au represents the Top-Level Domain (TLD) for Australia and is the preferred domain name for all Australians.  .jp (Japan) and .de (Germany) are other examples of TLDs.

Any website that ends in .au is a website built specifically for Australian Internet users.

A TLD representing a country is called a country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD). A list of ccTLDs can be found at the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) website.

AusRegistry offers the following domain types within the .au ccTLD:

2LD Purpose
asn.au For non-commercial organisations. Includes associations incorporated in any Australian State or Territory, political parties, trade unions, sporting or special interest clubs, charities or non-profit organisations.
com.au For commercial purposes. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.
id.au For Australian individuals (citizens, residents).
net.au For commercial purposes. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.
org.au For non-commercial organisations. Includes associations incorporated in any Australian State or Territory, political parties, trade unions, sporting or special interest clubs, charities or non-profit organisations.

 

See our FAQ for more information.

Looking to register a .au domain name?
Visit one of the auDA accredited Registrars.

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