When will I get my .au domain?

If you’ve placed a pre-order, your.au domain name will be registered once .au launches on the 24th of March. In some cases, a domain may be contested and may be allocated at a later date, if eligible.

Pre-orders don’t guarantee a domain name as all uncontested domains are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll submit your pre-order to the registry as soon as it opens on the 24th of March and try to secure your name for you.


What is a contested domain?

This happens when multiple registrants own the same name in different 3rd level tlds:

Jane owns purplepenguins.com.au.
Joel owns purplepenguins.net.au

Each must apply for purplepenguins.au. The domain will be allocated based on the priority process set by AUda, the .au domain registry.

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