A Person applying for a licence must:
a) have an Australian presence; and
b) satisfy any eligibility and allocation criteria for the namespace being applied for.
Where a Person is applying for a licence on behalf of a related body corporate, the related body corporate must satisfy the Australian presence requirement.
A Person applying for a licence in the com.au and net.au namespaces must be
i) a commercial entity; and
ii) the domain name applied for must be:
(a) a match of the Person’s company, business, statutory or Personal name; or
(b) an acronym of the Person’s company, business, statutory or Personal name; or
(c) a match of the Person’s Australian Trade Mark; or
(d) a match to or an acronym of a name of a related body corporate or
(e) a match or an acronym of a name of:
(i) a partnership of which the Person is a partner;
(ii) a trust of which the Person is a trustee; or
(f) a match or synonym of the name of:
(i) a service that the Person provides;
(ii) goods that the Person sells (whether retail or wholesale);
(iii) an event that the Person registers or sponsors;
(iv) an activity that the Person facilitates, teaches or trains;
(v) premises which the Person operates
and which that Person is providing at the time of the application.
These criteria do not apply where a Person has established an Australian presence by relying on an Australian Trade Mark.
In such cases, the domain name must be an exact match to the words which are the subject matter of the Australian Trade Mark.