Simply put, a domain is your unique signpost to your website. Computers use IP addresses to connect to the internet, IP addresses are just numbers, a bit like phone numbers. IP addresses are not very memorable (or very interesting). A domain is the ‘name’ that points to the computer that ‘serves’ your website 24/7, hence it lives on a server.
You domain should relate to your website content, the easier it is to remember the better.
.au domains have a few of rules associated with them:
- they need to be derived from your business name, either an acronym, an abbreviation or exactly the same...or…
- they need to be associated with a service, or product that you provide …and…
- Need to be registered to an entity with a business number, ABN, ACN or registered association or other recognised organisation
.au domains are ‘Australian’ domains and can be:
- example.com.au (Commercial)
- example.org.au (Organisations)
- example.asn.au (Associations)
- example.gov.au (National Government)
- example.sa.gov.au (SA State Government)
You can also register a host of other domains with us (like .com, .org, .info), and we’ll manage your DNS for free!
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