The administrator of the .au doman names, .auDA, as indicated that second level names (or direct .au) such as Micron21.au will soon be available some time in the first half of 2020. Second level names will be a new option for .au registrants, complementing registration at the third level of namespace such as .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, id.au and .asn.au. Under the implementation rules defined by .auDA, existing registrants of .au licences will be able to apply for priority status to register a .AU domain that matches their current third level .au domain. For instance, Micron21 will be able to apply for priority to register Micron21.au. Details of the priority allocation system can be found in the Implementation Rules.
This priority registration is intended to occur before the launch of .au to the general public. Some of the benefits of this direct registration include:
shorter domain names,
more consumer choice and
the entire .au namespace to conform with international norms and standards.
Please stay tuned for more information. You can register your interest for a new domain by contacting us.