.au direct domains like web3.au are the brand new shorter domains for all Australians. They’re right here as of the twenty fourth of March 2022.
Anybody with a connection to Australia can register a .au direct area for themselves or their enterprise. Except for being shorter, they may function in an an identical method to the .com.au and different present Australian domains.
As a result of they’re shorter and extra obtainable, they’re an incredible alternative as a brand new area to your web site. Ensure you safe yours earlier than another person does.
Will .au direct have an effect on present domains?
There are not any modifications to present Australian domains. They are going to live on and it is possible for you to to register them as regular.
It’s attainable that Australian domains utilizing the .au direct extension will turn into the brand new primary area to make use of in Australia. It is because they’re shorter in size, (at present) extra obtainable and have the identical skills as their outdated .com.au sibbling. Upon launch, there’ll seemingly be a rush to get possession although it can take time for the .com.au model to part out and the .au area to turn into the brand new customary.
When you have a longtime .com.au web site then redirecting your present area to the brand new .au direct area will not be overly really helpful except you will have a purpose to take action. It is because altering domians can influence on any search engine optimisation that will have taken place in your present area.
If you happen to do register a .au area then it’s best to redirect it to you present reside web sites URL. That is to make sure future proofing if somebody enters your area into the browser, they may nonetheless get to your web site.
If you’re registering a model new area and web site then utilizing the shorter .au direct area is an effective alternative. You’d then redirect any new further domains you personal like .com.au to the reside .au direct URL.
Six-month Precedence Interval
When .au domains launch, a Precedence Allocation Course of shall be in place to allow you to use for the precise match equivelant of your pre-existing domains you personal.
If you happen to already personal an australian area e.g. web3.com.au (or web3.id.au, .web.au, .org.au), you may register the precise match .au direct model (e.g. web3.au) forward of anybody else throughout a six-month precedence interval beginning twenty fourth March. If a number of folks have a precise match equivelant Australian area then they are going to be eligible to register for precedence standing too.
If there are a number of folks making use of for a similar .au area throughout the precedence interval, registrants might want to negotiate between themselves to find out who shall be allotted the .au direct area identify they’ve utilized for.
There are 2 varieties of Precedence standing which resolve how the .au direct area identify is allotted within the case of a number of legitimate purposes:
- Precedence class 1 – Registered on or earlier than 4 Feb 2018
- Precedence class 2 – Registered after 4 Feb 2018 and earlier than 24 Mar 2022
Use the Precedence checker instrument to see if there are different legitimate purposes.
If you’re making use of for precedence allocation, there could also be a charge concerned. This charge will differ relying on the registrar you register by. Web3 gained’t cost a precedence allocation charge.
How can I register a .au direct area identify?
Any enterprise who owns an Australian area ought to additionally personal the .au direct area to guard their model.
You register an .au direct area identify by a registry the identical approach you’d register another Australian area identify.
Web3 can assit you in making use of for precedence allocation and registering your area identify.