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What are the registration requirements for registering a .AU domain?

In order to register a .COM.AU or .NET.AU domain, the domain owner must meet one of the following requirements:

- The owner must be a non-commercial organizations as follows: an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory, or a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission, or a trade union or other organization registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organizations) Act 2009, or a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia, or a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation, or a non-profit organization operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation. 

- The domain name must be an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name or Trademark, or otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection”.

If you do not meet this requirement, our attorneys can request a trademark on your behalf, this in order to have a close and substantial connection with the registration. You can begin the process, by clicking on the following link Register Trademark in Australia.

Note:
The minimum domain registration period is 2 years.

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