A new policy on transfers of .au domain names will take effect on 1 June 2008.
auDA (the Australian Domain Name Administrator) has announced that key features of the new policy are as follows:
it will not be allowable to register a domain name for the sole purpose of resale or transfer to a third party
will not be able to transfer their domain name for the first 6 months
after the initial registration (this does not apply to domain names
that have been renewed or previously transferred)
months, registrants will be able to offer their domain name for
sale/transfer by any means (eg. by listing the domain name for sale on
a domain brokerage website, advertising the domain name for sale in a
newspaper, or contacting a prospective buyer directly)
the new registrant must comply with normal eligibility and allocation rules: registrant transfers will be processed by the registrar of record using a standard transfer form, and the registrar may charge a transfer fee
to a transfer will be asked to disclose the sale method and price, on a
voluntary and confidential basis, so that auDA may collect aggregated
statistical data to improve access to market information for buyers and
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