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Register or transfer
domain name

Register your domain with us, transfer an existing one across, or buy a domain with a plan.

Registering or transferring a domain

Domain names are the unique identity for your business online. They help establish, promote and protect your brand. And they’re where you direct new and potential customers, so making sure your name belongs to you is essential.

We offer what’s called International Domains such as. .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, and Australian domains, like .com.au, .net.au, .org.au.  Plus you can transfer your existing domain to us so you know it’s in safe hands (see below for things you need to know about transferring a domain).

Register your domain

Search, register and renew your ideal International or Australian domain names with Telstra.

Transfer your domain

Easily transfer your domain administration to Telstra so you can manage your domains and applications from one centralised place.

Eligibility requirements and formatting rules for Domain Names:

1. Who can register International Domains

  • com - Can be registered by anyone. They are popular for businesses and individuals.
  • .net - Can be registered by anyone.
  • .org. - Can be registered by anyone. They are popular for non-profit organizations and political groups.
  • .info - Can be registered by anyone. They are intended for information resource websites but are also popular for personal websites.
  • .biz - Can be registered for commercial or business purposes.

1.1 Formatting rules for .com; .net; .org

  • Only letters, numbers or hyphens (-) are allowed
  • The domain name cannot start or end with a hyphen
  • The domain name must have at least 2 characters and less than 63 characters, not including the .com, .net, or .org
  • The domain name cannot contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab--cd.org)

1.2 Formatting rules for .info

  • Only letters, numbers, or hyphens (-) are allowed
  • The domain name cannot begin or end with a hyphen
  • The domain name cannot contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab--cd.org)
  • The domain name must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .info

1.3 Formatting rules for .biz

  • Only letters, numbers or hyphens (-) are allowed
  • The domain name cannot start or end with a hyphen
  • The domain cannot have two hyphens in a row
  • The domain name cannot contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab--cd.org)
  • The domain name must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including the .biz 2.

 

Registration Rules – Australian Domains 

The Australian Domain Name Administrators, auDA, set policies governing the eligibility for registrations of .au domain names.

Each .au registration must be an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name or trade mark; otherwise it should be closely and substantially connected to the registrant.

To register a .com.au & .net.au domain, you must be one of the following:

  • An Australian registered company
  • 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
  • An owner of an Australian Registered Trademark
  • An application for an Australian Trademark
  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory
  • An Australian commercial statutory body

You will need to have an ABN or ACN.

To register a .org.au domain, you must be one of the following:

  • An association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory
  • A political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission
  • A trade union or other organisation registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996
  • A sporting or special interest club operating in Australia
  • A charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation
  • A non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation

You will need to have an ABN or ACN.

2.1 Formatting rules for .com.au, .net.au, .org.au,

  • Only letters, numbers, or hyphens (-) are allowed
  • The domain name cannot begin or end with a hyphen
  • The domain name cannot contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab--cd.com.au)
  • The domain name must have at least 2 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .com.au, .net.au or .org.au

3. Reasons for Unsuccessful & Rejected Domain Transfers 

  • Not responding or rejecting Authorisation email to transfer Domain
  • A International Domain has been registered for less than 60 days
  • Domain has expired and current registrant has locked the domain
  • Domain has been locked for security reasons
  • Pending bankruptcy of the licence holder
  • Dispute over identity of the licence holder
  • Situations described in the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as set by ICANN
  • Other valid reasons such as not responding to the losing registrar’s confirmation email

4. Further Information

All registered domains include DNS management and currently supports: A, CNAME, MX, AAAA, TXT and NS records.

Register domain

Both International Domains (i.e. .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz) and Australian domains (i.e. .com.au, .net.au, .org.au) are available for registration from Telstra.

Transferring a domain name

To transfer your domain name administration to us, you’ll need your domain name and domain password (auth code).

If your registrar is not Melbourne IT, the current administration contact of your domain name will receive an authorisation request from your existing registrar. Please ensure that the contact details associated with the domain name to be transferred are up-to-date.

For International domains, your domain name will be renewed for another 12 months from the current expiry date.

For Australian domains, if your domain name is within 90 days of the current expiry date, your domain name will be renewed at the time of transfer for another 24 months from the current expiry date. If your domain name has greater than 90 days remaining to the current expiry date then your current expiry date will stay the same.

If the transfer is not authorised by the registrant then you will receive an 'Unsuccessful Transfer' letter sent to your nominated email address.

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