.com.au (Australia) - Amazon Route 53

.com.au (Australia)

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Confirmation email from the TLD registry

Our registrar associate, Gandi, resells .com.au domains through Tucows. When you transfer a domain name to Route 53, Tucows sends an email to the registrant contact for the domain to verify contact information or to authorize transfer requests.

Registration and renewal period

One to five years.

Restrictions

Only second-level domains are available. Route 53 supports the second-level domains .com.au and net.au.

Open to the public, with some restrictions:

  • The .com.au and .net.au domains are open to partnerships or sole traders registered in Australia; to foreign companies licensed to trade in Australia; and to owners or applicants of an Australian-registered trademark. Individuals cannot register .com.au/.net.au domains. The registrant contact must be a company.

  • Your domain name must be identical to your name (as registered with the relevant Australian authorities) or to your trademark (or to the abbreviation or acronym for your trademark).

  • The domain name should indicate your activity. For example, it should indicate a product that you sell or a service that you provide.

  • During the registration process, you must provide the following information:

    • Your registration type: ABN (Australian Business Number), ACN (Australian Company Number), or TM (Trademark) if the domain name corresponds to your trademark.

    • Your ID number, which can be a Medicare card number, a tax file number (TFN), a state driver's license number, or an Australian Business Number (ABN).

    • Your state or province.

  • Incorrect or mismatched contact information, including name, ABN, or Trademark (TM) number will result in registration, trade, and renewals failures. An ownership change might be required to correct information for existing domains.

Privacy protection

Not supported.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers

Not supported. We recommend that you prevent unauthorized transfers by restricting access to the RetrieveDomainAuthCode API action. (When you restrict access to this Route 53 API, you also restrict who can generate an authorization code using the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, and other programmatic methods.) For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Route 53.

Internationalized domain names

Not supported.

Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53

Yes

DNSSEC

Not supported.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Between 60 days before expiration and the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: Until 29 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 29 days after expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: No

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 30 days after expiration

Registrar

Our registrar associate, Gandi, uses Tucows as the registrar for this TLD.

Deletion of domain registration

The registry for .com.au domains doesn't allow you to delete domain registrations. Instead, you must disable automatic renewal and wait for the domain to expire. For more information, see Deleting a domain name registration.

Changing ownership
  • Due to manual processes required to validate ownership changes, operations submitted within 45 days of expiration date might not be completed before the domain expires.

  • A change of ownership form is required to be completed within 14 days. For more information, see .net.au.

    Partially completed forms or forms missing required signatures may result in delays or failures