With the impending launch of direct registration .au domain names such as example.au, auDA has revealed how .au Priority Registration Tokens will work and when they will be required as part of the .au Priority Registration process.
- Decline to apply for a .au registration (this will presumably resolve any conflicts early on); or
- To secure a .au Priority ID Token.
The images above are screen shots from the proposed website.
According to auDA –
• If a registrant wants to register their .au direct name with a different registrar to their current com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, id.au name, they will need to supply their new registrar with the authorization code.
• Authorisation code is a priority-token containing a username and password assigned by the Registry to each eligible Registrant for the purposes of applying for Priority Status.
• This will be available from priority.auda.org.au. It will operate in the same way as the current page at https://pw.auda.org.au/ for retrieving the authorization code for transfers between registrars.
• A test page is available at: https://priorityote.auda.org.au/, but it will not allow retrieval of data for any existing names in the .au registry.
If you intend to choose a registrar (other than the one with which your existing .com.au, net.au, id.au, .asn.au or org.au is registered with then you) to apply for a .au domain name then you will need to obtain a .au Priority Registration Token from this website, however, if you intend to use your existing registrar who is the registrar on record for a existing domain name then you will not require a token. The .au Priority Registration Tokens provide for a mechanism to allow registrant’s freedom of choice when it comes to selecting a registrar with which to apply for a .au domain name.
The effect of .au Priority Registration Tokens are to promote competition amongst registrars who will have freedom to set the application fee for .au domains. auDA will be charging registrars a standard wholesale rate of $8.67 which will include one year of registration. When you seek to register your .au domain name you can shop around for the best deal.
Over the coming weeks we will be posting a series of articles on .au direct registrations.