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What is a .sydney domain?
The .sydney domain name extension is a fantastic domain choice for any resident or organization in Sydney that is looking to increase its online visibility in this great city.
How do I buy a .sydney domain?
To purchase your .sydney domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
State of New South Wales, the registry authorized to operate the .sydney domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .sydney domains.
You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .sydney registration process.
Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
101domain is .sydney Accredited
How do I transfer a .sydney domain?
Transferring your .sydney domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .sydney domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
.sydney domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .sydney during general availability is Instant.
.sydney Domain Names must:
have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9)
and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.sydney); and
not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.sydney).
DNSSEC is available for .sydney domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .sydney domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .sydney extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .sydney domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .sydney domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires.
After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .sydney Top Level Domain is State of New South Wales. You may visit them at https://www.iconic.sydney/.
Domain Requirements for .sydney
Registration is limited to New South Wales residents, businesses, and other entities with an interest in the State of New South Wales in Australia.
Applicant must satisfy either criteria A, B or C as described below in order to register or renew a .SYDNEY domain name.
Criteria A – New South Wales Entities: The applicant must be an entity registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Australian Business Register that:
1) has an address in the State of New South Wales associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or
2) has a valid corporate address in the State of New South Wales.
Criteria B – Victorian Residents: The applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of New South Wales.
Criteria C – Associated Entities: The applicant must be an Associated Entity. The applicant may only apply for a domain name that is an exact match or partial match to, or an abbreviation, or an acronym of:
the business name of the applicant, or name by which the applicant is commonly known ( i.e. a nickname) and the business name must be registered with the appropriate authority in the jurisdiction in which that business is domiciled; or
a product that the Associated Entity manufactures or sells to entities or individuals residing in the State of New South Wales;
a service that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of New South Wales;
an event that the Associated Entity organizes or sponsors in the State of New South Wales;
an activity that the Associated Entity facilitates in the State of New South Wales; or
a course or training program that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of New South Wales.
Proxy services are not allowed.
Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.
To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.
How do I renew a .sydney domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.