Domains

This information is intended for WA Government agencies and WA Local Government organisations registering a new or modifying an existing .wa.gov.au domain or other domains registered through ServiceNet.

New *.wa.gov.au domains

Please note: wa.gov.au applications are made using NetRegistry’s domainname.gov.au system.

Applications for domains are reviewed by the Department of Finance.

The Department of Finance have published policy requirements for domain name approvals on their website.

Recommended steps:

  1. Review Department of Finance policy requirements. Please read the Government Domain Policy and the Eligibility and Allocation Policy
  2. Check the availability of your domain name using this whois facility: http://govau.netregistry.net/rego/execute/whois.
  3. Complete the domain name application on Department of Finance website. Apply for the domain here: http://wa.govau.netregistry.net/rego/
  4. Upon approval of your Department of Finance domain name application, notification will be provided.

Please note: at this step nameservers for your domain will need to be assigned.

It is possible to use ServiceNet nameservers, please contact the ServiceNet Service Desk to create the required DNS zone files.

The ServiceNet nameservers are: ns1.servicenet.wa.gov.au and ns2.servicenet.wa.gov.au

 

Renewing *.wa.gov.au domains

Prior to your Agency domain expiring, the NetRegistry system will send a remainder email to the nominated email address. This can be a group email address in case of staff turnover or leave.

 

The Website to renew the domain is http://wa.govau.netregistry.net/

For further information please see the NetRegistry FAQ page.