Changing Ownership Of .au Domain Names

A Registrant Name Change (RNC) is a process of transferring the ownership of a domain name ending in .au from one party to another. A transfer of ownership involves complete re-registration of the domain for 1 year with the receiving party/individual, who will need to meet the eligibility requirements to hold the registration of the domain (e.g., a valid ABN/ACN). An administration fee of $250 AUD applies for every RNC.

Submit your .au RNC Online

The following requirements must be met to successfully complete the RNC form:

CLICK HERE to begin the transfer of ownership for the .au domain name

IMPORTANT: As there is different eligibility requirements based on your TLD, please be advised of the criteria that must be met below; the registrant must have an Australian presence and be a commercial entity. the registrant must be a not-for-profit organisation. - the registrant must have an Australian presence and be a not-for-profit entity or unincorporated association. the registrant must have an Australian presence and be a natural person – that means an individual person, not a company or organisation
.au- The registrant must have a verifiable Australian presence, which includes being a citizen or permanent resident or an organisation registered in Australia.

Please note: when you get to the Account Contact step, under Returning Customer enter your account login and password to proceed. Only use the New Customer option if you want to create a new account and move the domain into it.


I don't have a credit card. Are there other payment options?

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Who can I transfer ownership of my .au domain to?

The license (ownership) of any .au domain may be offered for transfer (or “sale”) to another entity or party by any means and for any reason on the condition that the gaining entity or party meets the eligibility criteria for the registration of an .au domain name.

Somebody else has registered a domain, for which I hold a trademark.

If another party has registered an .au domain that you feel you are entitled to own, you should contact the Australian Domain Authority (auDA). The auDA is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body responsible for the administration of .au domain names. You can visit their website at for more information on specific regulations, news or current policies.

Registrant Correction requests.

In cases where a domain name is registered incorrectly to an ABN not owned by the true/intended registrant of the domain, it is possible to request a correction to registrant information without needing to re-register the domain for an additional 1 year. Those eligible for this process are typically customers of small design/hosting companies who registered their customer's domain under their own retail account using their own business details for eligibility. For this request, we require the following documentation:

  • Proof of original payment for the domain e.g., a copy of the paid invoice for this domain from the company acting on behalf of the intended registrant in the name of the intended registrant
  • Photo ID of the individual who will become the Registrant Contact following the update
  • A signed letter of explanation from the requestor including the correct ownership information

In cases of human error during submission of the registration application, the documentation required is:

  • A signed letter of explanation from the current account holder
  • Photo ID of the account holder
  • Correct ownership information