.au direct domain names – like ministryofdesign.au – are shorter, simpler domain names that will be available as a new option for Australian Internet users from 24 March 2022.
.au direct names are general purpose – they’re open to anyone with a verified connection to Australia who wants to create or manage an online presence for themselves or their organisation.
If you currently hold a domain name in any other .au namespace (eg. com.au, id.au etc.), you’ll be able to apply for Priority Status to register its exact match in .au direct during the six-month period from launch.
To check your priority category and/ or see if there are other registrants eligible for the .au direct name you seek, you can use auDA’s Priority Status Tool.
To register your .au domain, log in to your Customer Account and select ‘Register New Domain’.