How to register your new Australian domain name.
A step by step guide to registering your new Australian domain name.
It would first be best to mention that many Australian domain name registration companies can charge quite high prices for the privilege to register your own Australian domain name address. After conducting some research we found one domain name company who can be found in the very first pages of Googles search results was charging $139 for a simple two year registration which also does not include all the extra services that can be found on our website such as free domain name management tools. This leaves most of us wondering and completly confused as to why these prices are so high. A domain name is a domain name. That's it. They are all connected to the same Australian registry database backend. So why charge so much? Well, we don't have the answer for that.
When searching and hunting around for the best deal. It's always best to check if the registrar has any offers, deals or free addons.
The first thing you are going to need is an ABN number. ABN stands for (Australian Business Number) It is a requirement of the Australian domain name policy that you must be an ABN number holder. This policy has been put in place to insure that only Australian businesses can register an .au address. This also stops over sea's entities from trying to pose as an Australian buisness or company. When you see a domain name with .au on the end of it. You expect it to be a legitimate Australian business. So this is why these rules are in place. It's free to register your own ABN number and you can head over to this address to get started.
Once you have your ABN number or if you already have one. It's time to start thinking about naming your new domain name. We recommend that you keep your domain name as short as possible and make sure you include your keywords in your domain name. Once you have come up with your new name. You will then need to check if it is not already registered. You can do this by using our domain name search tool on our domain name registration page.
Once you have selected your name. You will be directed to a signup page where you will enter in your private details such as your name, address, contact details and of course your ABN number. Please note that if you don't have an ABN number. Registering the international standard .com name does not require an ABN number at all and you can skip this step.
Once you have entered your details you will finally be taken to the payment page. All .au domain names have a minimum registration period of 2 years. Where as international .com names have a minimum period of just one year. Our Australian .au domain names are the lowest prices in Australia considering we budle heaps of extra fuctions after your name becomes live such as free DNS management, forwarding and clocking options. You can even setup your own personal domain email address for free and make it forward to your current personal email address. So if someone emails you at [email protected] it can be made to automatically forward to your exisiting emails account. This means there is no need to setup a full fledged mail account.
We also offer URL forwarding. This means that if you have an existing website elsewhere. You can put your new domain name to good use and forward your new domain name to any other website that you wish.
Something else that no other domain name registration company in Australia offers. If you register your domain name with us and connect it to your shiny website. We will take that extra step for you and submit your domain name to all the major search engines for you so you can be found for free!
Our cheapest .au pricing for Australian domain name registration with completly free DNS management tools starts at only $39.88 for two years! We offer .net.au, com.au, ,asn.au. and .id.au domain extensions.
We wish you all the best of luck with your new website and online business!