Date set for second-level .au domain names launch – Networking – Telco/ISP

Opportunity Australian registrants will be ready to licence shorter domain names ending with .au. from March 24 next year, subsequent a multi-year approach with community consultation and an independent coverage evaluate.

Afilias, which has been appointed to manage the .au registry functions, currently declared the launch day, indicating the new direct namespace brings Australia in line with other nations such as New Zealand (.nz), United kingdom (.uk), the US (.us) and Canada (.ca) which previously have the shorter nation-precise codes.

Acquiring a direct or second-level namespace allows Australian folks and organisations to licence small and eye-catching domain names that are a lot easier to style and display on mobile units, auDA said.

The new namespace is in addition to the present Australian Net kinds such as,,, and that Australia’s domain administrator auDA manages.

As suggest by a 2019 independent coverage evaluate panel, and subsequent community consultation, auDA will offer you present domain title licence holders very first dibs on corresponding names in the direct .au title space.

Names in the .au will be obtainable to anybody with a verified Australian presence, from participating auDA accredited registrars.