Changing ownership of .au domain names

A Registrant Name Change is the 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. An administration fee of $119 AUD applies for every Registrant Name Change (RNC).

Submit your .au Registrant Name Change Online

The following requirements must be met to successfully complete the Registrant Name Change form:

  • The domain name is currently registered with Webcentral.
  • The correct spelling for the domain name.
  • The current registrant contact details or the domain name are valid and accessible. A confirmation request will be sent to the registrant contact email address. Perform a whois search if this is not known.
  • Valid credit card details.
  • The domain Authcode (EPP / Domain password).

For a Step by Step guide of the Registrant name change process please the article below.

Registrant name change process

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?

We also offer other payment methods. To view these payment methods please refer to our Billing Options support article by clicking here.

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 a .au domain name.

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

If another party has registered a .au domain that you feel you may be 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 auDA for more information on specific regulations or news or current policies.

Can you just update my registrant details?

In a case 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 1 year. Those eligible for this process are typically customers of small design/hosting companies who registered their customer's domains under their own retail accounts 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 the submission of the registration application, the following documentation required is:

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