Domain Registration Requirements for .com.au & .net.au

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What are the eligibility criteria for registering this domain name?

.COM.AU & .NET.AU

As .NET.AU and .COM.AU domain names are intended for commercial use by Australian businesses, the most common methods of proving eligibility are by providing an ABN or ACN; as most Australian businesses require one to operate.

An ABN refers to an Australian Business Number, which identifies your business by 11 numbers. An ACN refers to an Australian Company Number, which identifies your business by 8 numbers. Either of those legal identifiers can be used to register a .com.au domain name in this case.

If you don’t currently have an ABN, you’re able to register for one by visiting the Australian Taxation Office’ (ATO) website and apply for one here.

The list of ABN’s accepted for the following companies are listed below:

  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • Not-for-profit organisations (including Religious/Church groups)
  • Any Australian Public or Private Company (Can either be Limited by Guarantee or Limited by Shares)
  • Trust groups

Alternatively, you can provide a registered trademark, incorporated association ID, or any registered State business number.

 
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