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ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR NET.AU

The net.au 2LD is for commercial purposes.

To be eligible for a domain name in the net.au 2LD, registrants must be:


  • an Australian registered company; or
  • trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • an Australian partnership or sole trader;
  • a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  • an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  • an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark ; or
  • an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  • an Australian commercial statutory body.


Domain names in the .NET.AU 2LD must:

  • exactly match:

    1. the registrant's company, business, trading, association or statutory body name; or
    2. the words comprising the registrantŐs Australian
      Registered Trade Mark or application for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or


  • be an acronym or abbreviation of (1) or (2) above; or
  • be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, because the domain name refers to:

    1. a product that the registrant manufactures or sells; or
    2. a service that the registrant provides; or
    3. an event that the registrant organises or sponsors; or
    4. an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches or trains; or
    5. a venue that the registrant operates; or
    6. a profession that the registrant's employees practise.



      Published: 8 May 2002 by auDA - auDA is the regulatory body and policy authority for the .AU domain.

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