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Domain Names - Rules

Total Web Hosting is subject to the rules outlined for domain names by the auDA. Below are links to summaries of what is required before you can register a domain name. The full policy of the auDA can be found here.

.asn.au            .com.au            .id.au            .net.au            .org.au


  • Domain name licences are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. It is not possible to pre-register or otherwise reserve a domain name.
  • Domain name licences may only be allocated to a registrant who is Australian, as defined under the eligibility and allocation rules for each 2LD.
  • Domain names must:
    • be at least 2 characters long;
    • contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (-), or a combination of these;
    • start and end with a number or a letter, not a hyphen; and
    • not contain hyphens in the third and fourth position (eg. ab--cd.com.au).
  • The domain name licence period is fixed at 2 years. It is not possible to license a domain name for a shorter or longer period.
  • Renewal of a domain name licence at the end of the 2 year period is dependent on the registrant continuing to meet the eligibility and allocation rules for the relevant 2LD.
  • There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be licensed by a registrant.
  • auDA's Reserved List contains names that may not be licensed. The list is available on auDA's website here.