Domain Registration Services offers fast search & registration of available domain names in Australia & international addresses, plus affordable web hosting solutions. Buy with confidence - we're an auDA accredited Australian domain registrar providing friendly client care via our customer support experts.
.com, etc., from the drop down selector, then Click "GO" to start your search. After the domain name check, search results will be displayed and if available, you will then be able to register the domain name you've chosen via our secure online form.
If you're looking to register a domain name, want purchasing information or need to get other advice and your question isn't covered below, contact our Australian registrar team on 1300 863 436. Alternatively, search our infocenter page, which contains dozens of informative articles, tutorials and guides.
What characters are permitted in a website domain name search?
Valid characters that can be used when search Australian (.au) and other extensions are letters A through to Z of the English alphabet and the numbers 0 through to 9. You are also able to specify hyphens (-) in your search, but your website address cannot begin or end in a hyphen. You also can't have two hyphens in a row in the case of Australian web addresses.
Spaces and special characters (such as !, $, # and similar) can't be used in the domain search tool. It doesn't matter which Australian registrar you choose to search for a website address, you'll find the character guidelines check for .au names and non-Australian website addresses remain the same.
How many characters can I use in my new domain name?
The maximum length you can use is 63 characters (Australian and otherwise - again, this applies regardless of which registrar you use). Web domain names are not case sensitive, which means you can access and display your website address in advertising in upper or lower case; or even a combination of both.
How do I perform a domain name search and check URL availability?
Use the domain name search tool above to check availability in the registry database. Search results will be displayed and you will then have the option to continue with registering your chosen web name if it is available to acquire after the check.
Are there any additional purchase costs in your domain registration price?
Buy with confidence - you'll find there are absolutely no hidden fees. All purchase prices are in Australian dollars and include registration and full registrar management. Check our Licence and Pricing Schedule
When I register domain names, do I need to make use of them immediately?
No. It's your choice as to when you establish a site after you get your web address. When you're ready to use your web name, instead of starting on what can be a very time-consuming search for a suitable web host, you'll find you can buy world class email hosting and obtain web hosting services at very reasonable prices right here in Australia through our service. By buying hosting from us, you can keep all your Internet presence services under the one virtual Australian roof - check our hosting plans, you'll find we're much more than just a domain registrar!
I would like to register domains but don't need hosting right now, is that ok?
Certainly. You are not obligated in any way to buy email services or web hosting from our company. When you do find you need to seek these services, save yourself what could be a lengthy search and check the email-only or full featured hosting plans we have available for purchase as we would love to welcome you as a website hosting customer too.
If I buy domain registration with you, can I host my web site with another hosting company?
Yes - you get full control over your new web domain as it will be registered to you or your business or organisation. However, bear in mind we're not just an Australian registrar. If you're looking to purchase hosting services, check our web hosting package choices; which can save you time in searching for a web host and having to buy those services elsewhere. You'll find our packages are very competitive and offer an excellent range of features. If you do choose to obtain hosting elsewhere, we will delegate your domain at no cost; i.e. "point" the domain name to your selected web host.
How many available domain names can I register at one time?
Acquire many as you like - there's no limit to the number of new Australian or other web addresses you can register. Some register hundreds of website domains! Whether it's one or a dozen website addresses (or more) you obtain, you'll be able to keep track of them via our registrar's secure online management interface. Start your domain name search check now and find your perfect web name.
I'm ineligible to register com.au domain names - are other Australian .au website address options available?
You'll find there may be another Australian domain name extension (for example, check .id.au, net.au, asn.au or .org.au) you can search for your website address that may be more appropriate for your organisation. Alternatively, perform a domain name search on an extension with allocation policies that are less strict than the Australian registry. For example, check on .com, .net .org., .info, or .biz extensions; which are also available to acquire through our service without restriction. If you're not sure about your choices, contact our registrar team for assistance
Check below for further details regarding Internet domain registration eligibility criteria.
How do I search for the contact details of who a particular web name is registered to?
You can check by using our handy WHOIS domain name search tool, which will enable you to find this information. It's an easy to use lookup tool many use for searching for international and Australian registrant contact details.
What does it actually mean to 'buy a domain name'. Will I own it?
While the term 'buy' is commonly used, it's not completely correct. When you purchase registration for domain names in Australia, either through us or another service, you are buying the rights to use a web address for a certain period and you are licensed by the Australian .AU registry to do so. Think of acquisition more along the lines of leasing rather than outright purchasing - learn more about what's involved when you 'buy' a domain
What web domain name extensions are available through your registrar service aside from .au?
In addition to being an accredited registrar of Australian domain names, you can also search a choice of the most popular globally recognised website address extensions - .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info. You can run a web name availability search on any of these extensions using the search box at the top of this page.
.COM, .NET .ORG, .INFO, And .BIZ Eligibility
Web names with either the .com, .net, .org, .info or .biz extensions can be registered by any organisation or individual in Australia, or anywhere in the world. Start your search.
.AU domain names eligibility
The following information provides details about each Australian (.au) URL extension and eligibility criteria you're required to meet in order to purchase domain registration. Please be sure to read the following information before starting your .au domain search.
register .com.au and/or .net.au
To be eligible to register .com.au website address, registrants must be:
To be eligible for .org.au website addresses, registrants must be a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
To be eligible for .asn.au, registrants must be:
To be eligible for an .id.au website address, registrants must be:
What should I consider when looking for and choosing my domain names?
While purchasing internet domain name registration isn't complex, there are a few important points to check before starting your new website address search and when choosing a web name, depending on how you wish to use it. For example, whether you're buying for business vs. personal applications or Australian vs. international purposes will help guide the type of name you should get. For further information, please check our Domain Name Registration Tips - a handy guide where you'll find many useful tips to help you in your search for the best domain.
If you still have questions concerning how to register a domain name or eligibility; please try a search of our Info Center. If you can't find the information available there that you need; our friendly Australia-based registrar team is available via email or on 1300 863 436.