.au direct (e.g. getyour.au) Australia’s newest .au namespace is providing Australians with greater choice when building their online presence. For Australian businesses, .au direct provides short, simple and uniquely Australian domain names, a wider choice of website or email address ending in .au, as well as addresses that are easier to type into mobile devices.
New .au direct names are available to the public via an accredited registrar on a first come, first served basis as they are not already registered in any other .au namespace e.g. com.au, or org.au. If you already hold a .au name in another namespace, you will have until 20 September 2022 to apply for its exact .au direct match.
In some cases, there may be more than one applicant for the same .au direct domain name as there are different registrants that hold the same domain name licence in different namespaces. In these cases, the .au direct exact match will be allocated according to the Priority Allocation Process.
Applying to register your matching .au direct name is optional and has no effect on your existing .au domain names, provided you maintain your registration.
If you want to hear the latest news about .au direct and important updates about the .au domain, you can become a .au member. It’s free to join and provides a range of member benefits, including event invitations and regular updates on the .au Become a .au member today!