The .au Domain Administration has plans to implement a priority process that aims to ensure that existing Australian domain name holders are given priority registration of .au domain names before the general public.
For example, if you own ‘vipfaq.com.au’ or ‘vipfaq.id.au’ then you will have priority access to register ‘vipfaq.au’ before the domain name is made available to the general public.
Once .au domain names have launched, this priority application process will be made available to the public, giving eligible individuals the opportunity to express interest in the .au variant through their registrar of choice. The exact details of this process have yet to be confirmed by the .au Domain Administration.
If, however, multiple people are eligible for priority access to a single .au domain name and have expressed interest in registration, a conflict will be raised and neither party will be able to register the domain name until the conflict is resolved.
If no eligible people apply for priority registration within the first 6 months of .au launching, the domain will be made available to the general public.
This article will be updated with more information once it is made available.
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