AusRegistry Team

About AusRegistry Team

AusRegistry is the custodian of the technology that powers Australia’s home on the Internet, the .au domain namespace. We’ve been entrusted to operate the Registry for all commercial domain names such as and, and non-commercial domain names like and Our sole purpose is to ensure the .au Registry flawlessly performs its role as a mission-critical, essential service infrastructure asset for Australia’s digital economy.

Behind the Dot – The State of the .au Domain

Behind the Dot - The State of the .au Domain, is the first in a series of quarterly Industry reports produced by AusRegistry. Behind the Dot deviates from typical domain reports, with a reinvigorated approach to reporting domain statistics and industry related information. The magazine style publication presents an array of .au facts and figures (some [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|Behind the Dot, Research|

Survey finds Australians prefer .au domain names

A survey of more than 3,000 Australians has found .au domain name registrations are on the rise, with 76% of all domain name holders choosing .au, an increase of 2% on last year. The survey is the second annual report to investigate domain name use and ownership in Australia. It was jointly prepared by AusRegistry [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|News|

Purchase domain names in May for $1

AusRegisty today announced the launch of a never-before-seen sale in the Australian domain name market, where the wholesale price of new domain names has been lowered to just $1 (Inc GST). George Pongas, General Manager of Naming Services at AusRegistry, said some high profile Australian brands host their web presence under, including the [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|News|

auDA to trial DNSSEC in .au

.au Domain Administration (auDA) announced this week it will introduce DNSSEC into the .au domain namespace in an experimental capacity in the coming months. Deployment on production servers will commence during April and will be trialed for four months. During this period auDA will: Test and monitor production load on the .au servers Perform two [...]

By | March 27th, 2014|News|

2014 .au survey launched

AusRegistry and .au Domain Administration (auDA) today launched their latest survey in an ongoing commitment to understand the Australian Internet user and their relationship with the .au domain namespace. Following the success of the 2013 survey, a benchmarking exercise which achieved over 10,000 responses, the 2014 survey aims to build on the previous year’s findings. [...]

By | March 18th, 2014|News|

.au Survey 2014

Understanding the Australian Internet User In April this year a month long survey was completed aimed at Australian Internet users, primarily those that interact with the .au ccTLD. The survey, a joint initiative of AusRegistry Pty Ltd (AusRegistry) and .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), is an abridged version of a major survey conducted in 2013 [...]

By | January 22nd, 2014|.au Survey, Research|

AusRegistry reappointed as .au Registry operator

Following an extensive review process with the .au Domain Administration (auDA), AusRegistry is pleased to announce that the auDA Registry Licence Agreement for the management of the .au second-level domain Registry has been extended for an additional four years, until 30 June 2018. This is welcomed news and is a result that was popularly supported [...]

By | December 19th, 2013|News|

Why choose a .au domain name

There are several options available to Australians who want to establish a presence on the Internet. One of the easiest, most effective and authoritative methods is registering a domain name and hosting a website. In Australia, the .au domain name is Australia's home on the Internet. But why do Australians choose .au for their online [...]

By | November 19th, 2013|News|

AusRegistry launch new exclusive deals to empower Australian online businesses to take advantage of booming ecommerce opportunities

AusRegistry today announced the availability of two new special offers to help Australian businesses get online and activate their Internet presence with an exclusive domain name and search advertising offer. The campaign is designed to help Australian businesses succeed online and empower savvy business owners to take advantage of the significant ecommerce opportunities available. Utilising [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|News|

Survey finds only one in four own a domain name

Joint press release by AusRegistry and .au Domain Administration (auDA) A survey of more than 10,000 Australians has found the .au domain name remains Australia’s home on the Internet with 95% of respondents identifying it as being uniquely representative of Australia compared to competing namespaces such as .com, .nz or .asia. While .au enjoys widespread [...]

By | October 15th, 2013|News|