As of today, you can add .au domains to the ever-growing list of ccTLDs available through OpenSRS.
We thought about doing a typical blog post full of Australian references to things we think go on “Down Under” – like putting another shrimp on the barbie, Paul Hogan (aka Crocodile Dundee), lots of happy kangaroos and koala bears, a big can of Fosters and a warning about some common toad that can kill a grown man with it’s skin. But, of course, we didn’t want to risk offending our Australian friends.
As igloo-dwelling, beer drinking, Canadians protected by red-suited Mounties on horseback who say “eh” and apologize constantly, we’ll instead just point out that Australia is a large country with a well-connected population of about 22.5 million people.
With more than 8 million Australians online and a total of 1,676,068 .au domains registered (as of March 2010), you can see there is still plenty of opportunity.
There are a few things you should research before you start selling .au domains. Consult the documentation and domains policies page to ensure that you are up-to-speed on the various policies and regulations around who can buy which of the different extensions.
You should also visit our .au marketing page to learn more about the various .au second-level domains and other information to help you position and sell .au to your customers.
.au domains are $20USD for a two-year registration through OpenSRS and you’ll be enabled to sell them automatically in your Reseller Account. Those using OpenSRS Storefront are also able to sell .au domains as of today. If you use Storefront, .au has automatically been enabled at a selling price of $23USD for a two-year registration. Of course, you are free to enable or disable .au domains and set your own pricing.