I need a help with .com.au domain registration. I live in EU, so I’m not a citizen of Australia. In case to register this address, I need an Australian business number (ABN). I’m going to develop a simple website (without any kind of sales) and monetize it with Google Adsense. So, is it possible to get an ABN for a website like that and register .com.au address?
To get an ABN without having an Australian tax file number (TFN), you must provide:
proof of identity documents and a statement of your business activities in Australia.
So if you are not living in Australia, not an Australian citizen and not running a business in Australia, you are out of luck in getting a
No, you are basically trying to get around registry policies as you are not eligible plain and simple.
The registry website at https://www.auda.org.au/industry-information/au-domains/ states for
For commercial entities, such as companies (with ACN as registered through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state governments).
You are neither a commercial entity nor a business based on your description, so you are not eligible to get a
If you really want it, you will need to ask someone else, that is eligible, to register it on your behalf. With a lot of caveats on that operation, besides the cost. This is basically called a "proxy" service and is allowed or not, depending on the TLD. Many registrars provide this service, so contact your trusted one and ask him what he offers for
.com.au domains. Any question like yours should start at a registrar. Or you can also ask the registry directly and state your case. But most of the time any competent registrar should be able to give you a tailored answer based on your specific situation.