Second level .au domain names that will look like will become available in 2020.

For example one of our domain names is

The new Australian second level domain will look like

The auDA board adopted the proposed Implementation Rules for the .au Namespace at their meeting on 20 May 2019.

The new .au domain names will be a new option and complement the other Australian domain names,,, and

It is anticipated that licences for the new .au domains will be available for registration in Q1 2020

Under the implementation rules if you are an existing registrant of an .au domain you will be able to apply for priority status to register the exact match of your existing .au domain. For example because we are the registrant of we will be able to apply for priority registration of

Details of the priority allocation system can be found in the Implementation Rules PDF.

This will certainly be a very popular domain suffix for Australian businesses and organisations so stay tuned for more info about how to ensure that you register the .au that you need.

If you would like to make sure that you don't miss out on your preffered .au domain names contact us with a list of domain names that you would like to pre-register and we will add you to our priority action list and make sure that you get your .au

Friday, June 14, 2019

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