domain name is your address on the internet (web address) and it gives you an
online identity or brand. It is a valuable part of your business identity and
an important marketing tool. All domain names which end in .au are registered
See the Business Victoria website for information on:
- choosing a web address name that will attract the customers you
- checking that you are eligible for the web address you choose
- registering your chosen web address with an accredited .au registrar.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.
Domain name registration is independent and unrelated to your business name registration. There is no automatic right to register words in your business name as your domain name.
To register a .com.au or .net.au domain name, you must be a commercial entity and possess either an ACN or ABN.
Further eligibility and allocation rules apply to the various second level domains (asn.au / com.au / net.au / id.au / org.au / info.au / conf.au)
To maintain your domain name registration, you need to renew your registration every two years, and continue to meet the eligibility and allocation rules for your registration.
You will not own the domain name, just licence the use of it for the registration period, which is 2 years.
Domain name registrar companies offering registration services will set the fee.
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