FAQs

Learn about the benefits of a .melbourne
domain name, how to get your own, and more.
.melbourne is the city’s new home online. Whether you’re an individual or business, you can own your part of the city with a .melbourne domain name.

A .melbourne domain name provides a truly Melburnian space online for individuals and businesses that offers:

  • Opportunity – Greater availability means more choice so you can register your perfect domain name
  • Relevance – Own your piece of Melbourne with the only domain name that represents all the city has to offer
  • Advantage – Make sure your business stands out by owning an entire industry online
Applications for a .melbourne domain name must be made through an accredited Registrar. For a list of participating .melbourne Registrars, please refer to the Find your Domain page.
Eligibility for registering a .melbourne domain name is limited to Victorian residents and businesses, and other entities with an interest in the state of Victoria, Australia. For more information, please refer to the Registration Policy.
The cost of a .melbourne domain name varies between Registrars. Please contact your domain name Registrar of choice to find out about their latest offering. For a list of participating .melbourne Registrars, please refer to our Find a Domain page.
The registration term is the length of registration of a domain name. During General Availability the registration term can be between 1 and 10 years. For further information, please refer to the Registration Policy.
To report abuse, please contact: abuse@live.melbourne.
We believe that privacy is an important individual right and is important to our own business and to our clients. For further information, please refer to the Privacy page.
Our goal is to ensure the security, stability and fair use of the .melbourne namespace for all Internet users. For further information, please refer to the Acceptable Use Policy.
There are special rules for challenging domain names registered during General Availability. For more information, please refer to the Registration Policy.
Premium domain names are highly desirable domain names that have an established Internet presence and a solid traffic history. These names are offered at prices commensurate with their value. For more information, please refer to the Registration Policy.
The WHOIS service provides information on ownership of a .melbourne domain, including its name servers and sponsoring registrar. It also tells you if the domain you are looking for is available, registered, or reserved.
Use the WHOIS services to check if a domain name is available.
Some domain names have been reserved by the Registry for security, stability, and operational reasons. For more information, please refer to the Registration Policy.
To become a .melbourne registrar, you must complete ICANN’s 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement.

For more information, please contact: registry@live.melbourne

The acronym gTLD stands for generic Top-Level Domain. Current gTLDs include: .com, .edu, .net, .org, .gov. In addition, there are also country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLD) such as: au, .nz, .uk, etc. The complete list of gTLDs and ccTLDs is available here.

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