.melbourne domain names


.MELBOURNE is the local extension for the city of Melbourne

Your .melbourne domain includes

  • Yes
    a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • Yes
    2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
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    -50% off your first web hosting purchase

.melbourne domain prices


£62.64 per year

Register a .melbourne domain


£53.08 per year

Transfer a .melbourne domain


£62.64 per year

Renew a .melbourne domain

View all prices and periods

Registration From 1 to 10 years £62.64 /year
Renewal From 1 to 9 years £62.64 /year
Late renewal period (domain suspended)45 days after the domain's expiration date £62.64 /year
Transfer £53.08
Restore (more info) 30 days after the late renewal period £143.29 for 1 year, then renewal at normal price
Owner change FREE
Period before release (Pending Delete)5 days after the restoration period

Pricing options

Prices for United Kingdom, 20% VAT tax included, in £ (GBP), for A rates.

.melbourne domain rules

.MELBOURNE domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by the State of Victoria since August 2014.

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .MELBOURNE domain names are open to applicants which satisfy the following criteria:
Criteria A – Victorian Entities:
The applicant must be an entity registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Australian Business Register that :
-has an address in the State of Victoria associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or
-has a valid corporate address in the State of Victoria.
Criteria B- Victorian Residents:
The applicant must be an Australia citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of Victoria.
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, 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 Victoria
-a service that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of Victoria, or
-a course or training program that the associated entity facilitates in the State of Victoria

Syntax: from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and the third and fourth place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period:
-5 years during the Sunrise period
-2 years during the Limited Registration Period 1
-3 years during the Limited Registration Period 2
-2 years during the Landrush period
-from 1 to 10 years during the General Availability
Second-level extensions: no


-Sunrise (from the 29th of July until the 26th of September, 2014)
Only owners of a trademark registered with the trademark rights protection mechanism “TMCH” (Trademark Clearinghouse) established by ICANN are eligible to make a request during the Sunrise period.
-Limited Registration Period 1 (from the 29th of July until the 26th of September, 2014)
The applicant must be a:
-Victorian Government department or public entity as defined in the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic);or
-Council as defined under the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic).
In addition, the applicant must:
→ make an application for the domain name via an Expression of Interest Application as provided by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (You can make an application via the following link : http://digital.vic.gov.au/dotmelbourne/#/login)
→ Be able to demonstrate that the applied for domain name is an exact match to, or an, abbreviation or acronym for:
-the official name of the applicant, or name by which the applicant is commonly known (i.e nickname)
-a product that the applicant generated or sells
-a service that the applicant providesan event that the applicant organises or sponsors an activity that the applicant facilitates, teaches or trains
-a venue that the applicant operates
-a profession that the applicant's employees or members practice; or
-a program that the applicant administers.
-Limited Registration Period 2 (from the 29th of July until the 26th of September, 2014) you have to:
- make the application for the domain name via Gandi via Our customer care department: support-en@support.gandi.net
- be the .au registrant of the corresponding eligible .au domain name
- be listed as the .au registrant of the eligible .au domain name in the .au WHOIS service for a period of 30 days after the conclusion of Limited Registration Period 2
- provide the Registry within 14 days when it makes the request, the .au certificate of registration for the eligible .au domain name
- comply with the eligibility requirements of the TLD as described in the Registration Policy.
The eligible .au domain name on which the application is based must:
- be an eligible .au domain name
- not have an expired or been otherwise
deleted or placed on hold, or locked prior to the end of Limited Registration Period 2,- not be subject of any dispute resolution process.
N.b: Sunrise applications > Limited Registration period 1 applications > Limited period Registration 2
-Landrush Period (1st of October, 2014 → 9th of November, 2014 )
Participation in the Landrush Period is restricted to applicants who comply with the eligibility requirements of the TLD as described in the Registration Policy (criteria A, B or C).
-Open Generability ( from the 11th of November, 2014)
Participation in the General Availability Period is restricted to applicants who comply with the eligibility requirements of the TLD as described in the Registration Policy (criteria A, B or C).

Renewal: no later than 45 days before the expiration date domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP and URS
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 90 days, is older than 60 days and was not transferred the past 60 days. The successful transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail), and will renew the domain for 1 year.
Change of Ownership: available online via our website. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table

Frequently asked questions

What is a domain name?

Domain names are essential to having an online presence. They are an easy way for people to know where to find your website and to send you emails. It’s the "gandi.net" in https://www.gandi.net.

Without a domain name, it would be necessary for everyone to know the exact IP address of the machine where your website is currently hosted (need hosting?). That might be fine if there was just one, but eventually everyone would have to start making a list somewhere, with the names of websites and their corresponding IP addresses they want to remember just so they could keep track of them all.

This is why domains are so very useful. Having a domain name (learn more) makes it possible for people to find you by just knowing the name of your website or email address. The domain name system takes care of converting your name into machine address where your content is hosted.

Learn more about domain names at Gandi

How can I register a domain name?

Maybe the easiest place for a first-time domain buyer to go to is Gandi’s domain shop.

If you already know the domain name you want to register:

  1. Enter the domain you want into Gandi’s form and submit.
  2. If the domain is available, we will display its price, and you can then add it to your shopping cart.
  3. Add your contact information to complete your order and proceed to checkout.

Frequently, it’s a good idea to register the name of your project or company in a couple different common extensions (for example: .com, .net, .de). This is a good way to protect your brand and keep your name unique online. To help you with this, we will give you a lower price if you choose to register a bundle of domains, our shop’s AI will suggest the most popular extensions for you in this case.

Learn more about registering domains at Gandi

How can I choose my domain name?

Choosing a great domain name can be a lot of fun. The name should be short, witty, easy to remember and meaningful to what you're about. For companies and associations, it's important to also remember to register domains in order to protect your organization's online identity, trademark, or brand.

Gandi provides you with over 750 extensions to choose from, so you can also be creative there too. Why limit yourself to .com when you can also make use of descriptive new extensions like .best, .lol, or .website!

With so many possibilities, Gandi can help you choose with our domain suggestion engine. You can search for the exact domain you want, or you can try entering a variety of words that are related to your project and submit. We will find great combinations based on your search and make a list of suggestions for you.

Learn more about registering domains at Gandi

How can I set-up my domain for a custom email address?

With your domain name at Gandi.net, you get two free mailboxes that you can use to create custom, professional-looking email addresses.

It's really simple to make a custom email address:

  1. go to your domain's admin at gandi.net,
  2. choose the "email" tab,
  3. click "create" and fill out the form!

You can use custom emails with Gandi even if your website is hosted elsewhere. (learn more).

Of course, you can buy more mailboxes if you need, or increase the storage from 3 GB to 50 GB. There are so many other features like forwarding addresses, aliases, out-of-office replies, and a lot more. For more on email at Gandi and everything you can do with it, please see our online documentation.

Learn more about email at Gandi

How can I secure my domain with DNSSEC?

Hackers are increasingly targeting the infrastructure of the internet itself by rerouting how domain names resolve and, in the process, stealing data. One simple way to prevent this from happening to your website and emails is by activating DNSSEC on your domain.

Gandi provides simple and free DNSSEC admin for domain names registered with us. If you are using our LiveDNS nameservers, the entire process is automatic.

To secure your domain with DNSSEC:

  1. Go to your domain's admin at gandi.net
  2. Choose the "DNSSEC" tab
  3. Click "Enable DNSSEC"

It's done! Your domain will now be protected from DNS cache poisoning, and your users can be assured that when they go to your website they will not be redirected elsewhere by a scammer. For added security, you can combine this with an SSL Certificate from Gandi as well.

This service is also available for customers using external (custom) nameservers. You can add up to 4 keys on our DNSSEC interface (learn more).

Learn more about DNSSEC at Gandi

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