Did you know .au domain names became available on 24th March 2022?

Protect your business by securing your .au domain before 20th September 2022.

For Australian companies with a website domain, the domain likely ends in one of the following:

  • .org.au
  • .com.au
  • .net.au
  • .edu.au
  • .gov.au

However, a new shorter domain type is now available to all Australian businesses, ending in .au.

The new domain creates straightforward website names for Australian businesses, making them easier to remember.


Reasons to secure a .au domain.

Whilst you may be pondering the necessity to buy another domain, it’s vital that you consider the business risks of not securing the .au domain for your company.

Cybercrime is rising. Whilst a welcome addition, new domains make it easy for cybercriminals to mimic your company.

Once a criminal has the .au domain, they can use it to send emails, fake invoices and more to your customers and suppliers, tricking them out of money or products.

How to protect your business

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) recommends that all Australian businesses with domain names register the new domain before Tuesday, 20th September 2022.

After that date, .au domains will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I register a .au domain?

You can secure your domain through an auDA accredited registrars such as GoDaddy, netregistery or Webcentral.

You can find more information in the auDA factsheet or locate an auDA-accredited registrar.


How can Clear Insurance help you?

Our experienced risk and insurance advisers use their industry knowledge to help you understand and mitigate the risks of cybercrime.

We’ll help you navigate the full suite of insurance products so you can select the most appropriate insurance solution for your needs.

With our fee-for-service approach, you can feel confident that our fee is calculated based on the insurance services you receive rather than the policies themselves. Plus, it helps reduce the taxes payable on your premiums.

Contact us today to see how we can help protect your business and livelihood.


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