Any .au direct names that match a domain already registered in the .au namespace are offered to existing registrants for the first 6 months under a Priority Allocation period and locked from public registration. This period will last from launch on 24th March 2022 until 20th September 2022.
To determine whether a .au domain registered by you or a client has a Priority Category assigned to an equivalent .au direct domain name, check the auDA priority status tool here:
In a small fraction of cases, more than one registrant may be eligible to apply for Priority Status for the same .au direct name (e.g. where Registrant A holds getyour.com.au and Registrant B holds getyour.org.au).
In those cases, the creation date of each applicant’s domain name licence will determine how a name is allocated according to a priority category. You can find out more by reading our guide on the difference between Priority Category 1 and 2 for .au direct domains.