.AU - Australia

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Location: Southern Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Domain Name availability: Must be an Australian registered business.

Registry: www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars/

Whois: whois.aunic.net
-or- whois.ausregistry.com.au/

Cost: 2 years Aus $55. (about US $45.)

Second level extensions: .asn.au .com.au .id.au .net.au .org.au info.au (.edu.au .gov.au reserved)

Notes: Two character domains were issued, one character names were not issued.

It is now possible to sell .au domains. The registry is strict and has deleted domains that it felt were too "adult" or were trademark violations without notice or refund. Typos are also deleted when found, there is a list of prohibited typos Here - it appears they can be registered and then will be deleted.

Better look into this - this quote is unconfirmed:
"In a series of reforms announced this week (February 2008), the Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA) has regulated against domain traders by outlawing the practice of registering a domain name for the sole purpose of reselling it."

Word is that the registry, in spite of the above, can make adjustments in specific cases.

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Prices are from the official (dot CC) registry, unless noted. Individual registrar price lists will vary. You should contact several registrars for prices of domains before you buy. Only information you find at a website from the registry or e-mail sent by them should be assumed to be accurate.

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(What is?) Versions of the name in the country: .au - Commonwealth of Australia - Oz.