What are the rules of domain registration?

  1. .AU domains
    1. What is a .AU domain?

      .AU is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Australia. To be eligible to for a .AU domain name you must fall in one of the following categories:

      • A registered company in Australia
      • Trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory
      • An Australian partnership or sole trader
      • A foreign company licensed to trade in Australia
      • n owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark
      • An applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark
      • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory
      • An Australian commercial statutory body
    2. What are the registration terms for a .AU domain?

      .AU domain names can only be registered for a minimum/maximum of 2 years.

  2. .NZ domains
    1. What is a .NZ domain?

      .NZ is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for New Zealand. .CO.NZ is used for commercial enterprises, and .ORG.NZ is used for non-commercial organisations.

    2. What are the registration terms for a .NZ domain?

      .NZ domain names can only be registered for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 10 years.

  3. .UK domains
    1. What is a .CO.UK or .ORG.UK domain?

      .UK is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Great Britain & the United Kingdom. .CO.UK is used for commercial enterprises, and .ORG.UK is used for non-commercial organisations.

    2. What are the registration terms for .UK domains?

      .UK domain names can only be registered for a minimum/maximum of 2 years.

  4. .COM/.NET/.ORG./.BIZ/.INFO domains
    1. What is a .COM or .NET domain?

      .COM and .NET were created in 1984 as one of the Internet's original top-level domains (TLDs), along with .GOV, .EDU, .ORG and .COM is unrestricted but was intended for commercial registrants. Similarly, .NET is also unrestricted but intended for network providers.

    2. What are the registration terms for .COM or .NET domains?

      Registrants are required to register a .COM or .NET domain for a minimum one year registration period and a maximum 10 year registration period.

    3. What is a .ORG domain?

      The .ORG domain is home of noncommercial organisations on the Internet. .ORG was created in 1984 as one of the Internet's original top-level domains (TLDs), along with .COM, .NET, .GOV, .EDU, and .MIL. Traditionally the top-level domains of the Internet serve different user groups. The .ORG domain was designated as an "open, unrestricted" domain, one in which anyone could register.

    4. What are the registration terms for a .ORG domain?

      Registrants are required to register a .ORG domain for a minimum one year registration period and a maximum 10 year registration period.

    5. What is a .BIZ domain?

      .BIZ represents "business" domains. The .BIZ domain is restricted business or commercial use, defined as one of the following:

      What are the registration terms for a .BIZ domain?
      • To exchange goods, services, or property of any kind;
      • In the ordinary course of trade or business; or
      • To facilitate (i) the exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind; or, (ii) the ordinary course of trade or business
    6. Registrants are required to register a .BIZ domain for a minimum one year registration period and a maximum 10 year registration period.

    7. What is a .INFO Domain?

      .INFO is the Internet's first unrestricted top-level domain since .COM. There are no restrictions on who may register .INFO names. .INFO was created for general use around the world.

    8. What are the registration terms for a .INFO domain?

      Registrants are required to register a .INFO domain for a minimum one year registration period and a maximum 10 year registration period.

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