Domain Names

ACT Government Domain Names (act.gov.au)

This information is provided for ACT Government agencies requesting a new ACT Government domain name or modifying existing details, such as Domain Name Servers.

ACT Government domain names are those ending with .act.gov.au

Shared Services ICT (Online Systems) administers act.gov.au domain names on behalf of ACT Government agencies and pays the registration fees ($55 per registration for a two (2) year period) for new and existing act.gov.au domain names.

Registering a new Domain Name

  • Check the availability of your suggested domain name at domainname.gov.au using their whois facility.
  • Please read the Government Domain Policies before proceeding. These policies apply to ACT Government domain names.
    • The Eligibilty and Allocation Policy covers issues such as:
      • domain names must bear a direct semantic connection to the stated purpose
      • ACT Government domain names are not issued for personal or commercial use
      • registration requests must be supported by your agency Director-General.
  • Send the ACT Government Domain Provider (SharedServicesICTDNA@act.gov.au) an email message detailing:
    • the domain name requested
    • the reason why the domain name is needed (new project, new agency etc.)
    • a statement that the directorate's Director-General has approved the name.
  • If you're in doubt about any of this, please call the Domain Provider on 6207 5826.

Domain Name Server changes or changing ISPs

  • Shared Services ICT staff will update Domain Name entries held at AusRegistry on your behalf.
  • Shared Services ICT staff require a minimum of two Domain Name Server entries before the change can be applied, for example dns1.optus.com.au and dns2.optus.com.au.
  • Changes are usually applied during business hours.
  • If you're in doubt about any of this, please call the Domain Provider on 6207 5826.

Related Sites

  • Policy - .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body.
  • Other Domain Name Types, such as com.au or org.au - AusRegistry is the official .au wholesale provider.