What is a domain name?
A domain name is like a postal address for the Internet. It is the “address” that people use to go direct to your website on the Internet. Domain names are also referred to as a URL or web addresses.
Australian domain names
Any website address ending in .au is an Australian business. An ABN (Australian Business Number) is required before any business can register a .au website address. To get an ABN, you need to have a business registered in Australia.
When choosing a domain name…
…there are a few things to consider.
- Is it easy to remember? The shorter the better
- Does is include your business name or industry?
- Do the .com.au, .com and .net versions of your desired domain point to your competitors?
- Is it easily distinguishable from your competitors’ website address and business names?
- Is it short and sweet? / Easy to remember?
- Is it easy to spell?
- Is is easy to say over the phone?
- Is is available?
Common Domain names