domain names

If you haven’t already sorted your domain name, I’m happy to do that for you and check that the name you’re after is available.  If it isn’t, I’ll recommend other options to you.

Think of a couple of names, just in case the one you want isn’t available…

eg. www.joesboats.com.au, www.joesboatsaustralia.com.au, www.joesboatswa.com.au

If you want to use “joesboats” and the .com.au option isn’t available, think about using a different suffix ie.  .com, .net, .org etc.

Typically the domain name is bought for a 2 year period and you are given the opportunity to re-use it once this term is up. I receive the notifications for your domain name renewal and send through renewals a month in advance so that your website doesn’t slip into limbo.

types of domains

Typical domains available include…

.com.au and .net.au

To register a .com.au or .net.au domain, you must be an Australian registered company, or business with a registered business number (ABN, BRN, BN). You will need to supply this number during the order process. The domain name you order will need to be an exact match, acronym or abbreviation of the supplied business registration, or it should bear a close and substantial connection to the domain name. Domains can be two to 63 letters in length. Words can be separated by hyphens but not spaces.

.org.au and .asn.au

To qualify for these domains, your organisation must be a ‘non-commercial organisation’. The domain name you register needs to have a solid relationship to the organisation to which it represents.

.com, .net

These domain names are not restricted and can be registered by anyone.

.biz, .org, .info

These domain names are not restricted and can be registered by anyone.

.nz

These domains are intended for people in, or with ties to, New Zealand. Anyone can register them – there are no restrictions on .nz domain names.

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