How to buy a Domain Name

Searching and registering a domain name or website address is a very simple - there are a few important points you need to bear in mind in your search for the right domains.

Firstly remember that you aren't actually buying a domain name - no-one can buy an internet domain outright, as registration is just a license from the registry to use the name - a little like renting a house as opposed to purchasing one.

Getting your own website address can be done entirely online - but you should check your eligibility before searching and commencing the registration process. While extensions for domains like .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz have very few requirements; you'll find that to register a .au domain name does have quite stringent eligibility criteria as set down by the .au registry - so check those guidelines first before your purchase. These guidelines help maintain the integrity of the .au space; which benefits all.

After ensuring you are eligible to register a website name, then it's just a matter of doing a domain name search with us to find out if the name you would like is available. Click here to search for your domain name now.

After entering in your web site address choice, our search form will check your name choice and let you know within a few seconds whether the domain is available. If it is, you will then have the option to proceed with the purchasing the domain; i.e. registering it. If it's not we will offer some alternative suggestions, otherwise enter a second or third preference until your name of choice is available.

If you choose to go ahead with your purchase, you will be taken to a secure online form that will gather your details. After submitting your request, you will get a domain name order notification via email and once your request is approved, you'll then receive an official licence stating you are now the registrant and a tax receipt for your records.

Domain Registry Australia is the preferred provider for a lot of businesses through the country. We look forward to becoming your chosen Internet domain provider - if you require any assistance or advice, please don't hesitate to Contact Us - Australian based customer care.

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