Australian Cyber Security Centre Alert

The agency warned that following the launch of the .au domains on March 24, 2022, cybercriminals may attempt to register domain names using the names of existing domain name holders. For example, if your domain name is yourname.com.au, cybercriminals may attempt to register yourname.au.

The agency reminded business that until September 20, 2022, matching domain names would be available to existing matching domain holders only. After this date, any person, including cybercriminals, may register a .au domain name.

It is recommended that every existing domain name holder secure their .au domain before this date to protect their business name and brand.