Websites - Domain Names

domain names
Jan 15, 2017

Getting Started with Australian Domain Names

Domain Names are the addresses for websites, providing a means for individuals to access files people have stored over the internet. It’s like your home address and without this, your online business or company is nowhere to be found.

Typically, all addresses are represented by an IP address, which is basically made up by a series of numbers. But, such internet addresses can be represented with a series of numbers and words that can be distinguished easily.

When it comes to using domain names, never use the ones with a hyphen because it’s easy to forget this hyphen. In addition to that, choose short and easily memorable domain names without numbers and any additional parameters. You will notice that short catchy domain names tend to get snapped up quickly. If your chosen domain name isn’t available choose another name to build your brand, this is called Brand Building.

Registering a Domain Name in Australia.

Having websites and registering domain names are 2 important parts of the businesses. These are the milestone of the success of your business. In Australia, you can easily get a domain name registered. All you need is a ABN (Australian Business Number) or a ACN (Australian Company Number) Unlike .com domains which only require 1 year registration, all Australian domain names, and must be registered for a minimum of 2 years. You may also renew domain names after every two years if required.

Transferring a Domain Name.

All Domain name transfers are free of charge, so at any given time the registrant of a domain name can easily transfer his/her domain to another service provider anywhere in the world for free, in saying that if the domain name is within its last 90 days of its expiry date than upon transfer it must be renewed again.

Use a Reputable Domain Name Provider.

If possible, try comparing various Australian domain name registration providers. The domain registrars offer easy to use and simple searching and registration process. It is also important to register all relevant domain names for example .com and perhaps .net for brand protection. On contrary, there are numerous web hosts offering simple AU domains registration, Swish Connect is certainly one of them.

Although there are countless websites that offer ideas for domain names based on the phrases and keywords, you might have something in your mind already. You must ensure that the domain name is available.

There are some websites that will also provide you detailed information about domain names to a degree. However, regardless of the number of websites offering you the best domain names for your business, you should always rely on the most reputable ones like Swish Connect.

Administrator of the Swish Connect website - Australia's leading web hosting provider.

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