What Australian Domain Names Can’t I Register?
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What Australian domains can't I register?

There are so many different combinations for you to register in terms of a .AU domain name, but what about the opposite end of the spectrum? Are there any words you should avoid at all costs (or that require permission to obtain)?

Absolutely. The auDA (au Domain Administration) has a policy in place called the ‘Reserved List Policy’, which includes an extensive list of words and phrases that are either totally restricted or require consent from a particular body.

Complete restriction:

  • Commonwealth
  • Federal

Require consent (just a few examples):

  • Red Cross
  • Bank
  • University
  • United Nations
  • ANZAC
  • … and several more

This also includes the word ‘Australia’ and all states and territories’ names and their abbreviations, although with the appropriate documentation these may be released for registration.

Why not continue the conversation with a domain guru at Hosting Australia now on 1300 368 359 to find out more?

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