Domain Name Registration and Website HostingThe first thing you will need to do when considering the development of your website is to register a domain name. We can research and register your preferences. It is always important to consider buying all available names of your business to stop competition trying to steal your brand. By this we mean registering the .com .com.au .net .net.au each name can then be redirected to your preferred choice. Please read the article below for further advice on domain name registration.
Once your site is built it then needs to be hosted somewhere. We are able to provide hosting packages for your website so you don’t have to worry.
If you are rebuilding a site and already have a hosting package that’s fine too.
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What should I consider when choosing my domain name?
# .com.au & .net.au
To protect your online identity first and foremost you should register www..com.au . If it is not available you may wish to register an abbreviation of your trading name, add a prefix or a suffix, or include a hyphen (-). You may also wish to consider registering additional domain names that reflect your brands, products, services, venue, events, activities, professions, and/or trademarks. If you have a brand name that is commonly misspelt it is recommended that you also register the misspelling as a domain name and redirect it to your main website.
.com domain names may be registered by any individual or organisation anywhere in the world as they are unrestricted. Therefore, should your preferred domain name be available in the .com domain name space it would be wise to secure it as soon as practicable while it is still available.
# Should I register .com or .com.au ?
If you provide products or services to the Australian community .com.au is recommended as it indicates that you are an Australian organisation and more so, an Australian registered trading entity. The .com domain name extension, being one of the original domain name extensions, gives the impression that your business has been around for a while and has a well established presence on the web. It is a matter of personal choice depending on what you wish to achieve. However, in an attempt to protect commercial branding it is recommended that where possible all Australian businesses secure the .com.au, .net.au and .com versions of their company and/or trading name together with the names of their major products and services.
You may register your personal name, your initials or any derivative of your personal name. You also have the option of registering your nickname in the .id.au domain name space.
Register the name of your charity or non-profit organisation in the .org.au domain name space. If it is not available you may wish to register an abbreviation , add a prefix or a suffix, or include a hyphen (-). You may also wish to consider registering additional domain names that reflect your services, programs, venues, events, activities, or the profession that the registrant members practice.
Which domain names can I register?
# .com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz
.com, .net, .org, .info and .biz domain names can be registered by any organisation or individual anywhere in the world.
# .com.au and/or .net.au
To be eligible for a com.au or net.au domain name, registrants must be:– an Australian registered company; or
– trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
– an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
– a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
– an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
– an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark 1 ; or
– an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
– an Australian commercial statutory body.
Available for registration by non-commercial organisations only.
To be eligible for a org.au or .asn.au domain name, the registrant must be;
– an Australian political party
– an Australian Trade Union or organisation under Workplace Relations Act 1966
– an Australian sporting or special interest club.
To be eligible for an id.au domain name, registrants must be:– an Australian citizen; or
– an Australian resident.
How do I find out if a .domain name is available?
How do I register a domain name ?
You may search the availability of your preferred domain name/s by searching at any domain name registration company, or we can do that for you. If you are a do it yourself person and have good computer skills you can register your domain name yourself. You will however, need to put in the correct IP address to ensure your domain name can find your host server.