Unlike many of the international top level domains which are available to anyone who wants them, domains within the Australian .au top level domain have greater restrictions on who can obtain them. Here is a list of all the second level domains that exist within the .au domain along with the criteria you need to meet in order to be able to obtain such a domain
- .com.au and .net.au are restricted to companies and businesses and so you need to have either an ACN or a state registered business number.
- .asn.au is restricted to incorporated associations, political parties and clubs
- .org.au is restricted to charities and non-profit organisations
- The only .au domains where any Australian can currently apply are .id.au
- .info.au and .conf.au are not currently accepting registrations
- .gov.au, .edu.au, .csiro.au, .act.au, .nsw.au, .nt.au, .qld.au, .sa.au, .tas.au, .vic.au and .wa.au are all allocated by the appropriate government body and are not available to the public at all.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.