What is a Domain Name

Your domain name is your website address on the internet and gives you an online identity or brand. It's a valuable part of your business identity and is an extremely important marketing tool that can help customers find and identify with your business. The Domain name is like having a street address to which people can look you up find you and remember you easily.

Some examples of an internet domain name is; or or or

A Domain Name is Not the Same as URL

To be technically correct, a domain name is commonly part of a larger Internet address called a "URL". A URL goes into much more detail than domain name, providing much more information, including the specific page address, folder name, machine name, and protocol language.

An example of a URL with the domain name is bold is;, or, or

How Do I use my Domain Name?

A domain name is simply the address for your website. You still need to physically store your website somewhere on a host so the website can work. To do this you need to buy hosting. Web Hosting or 'Hosting' is a service provided by a vendor which offers a physical location for the storage of web pages and files. Think of a Web Hosting Company as a type of landlord, they rent physical space on their servers allowing web pages to be viewed on the Internet. Your domain is pointed to your stored or hosted web files and Internet users will now be able to find your website online.

How do I find the domain name right for me?

This is the easy part. Domain Registry Australia allow you to search and register your domain name here quickly and easily.

Simply enter you name of choice into the search box provided and select your extension (e.g. - .COM, .COM.AU, .NET, .ORG, .CO, .NET.AU). If you're confused on your extension, try these helpful tips; .COM.AU is the most commonly used Australian Domain for Australian businesses. .COM is the most popular for worldwide options and general domain registration. If you are a Not-for-Profit business or charity try using .ORG for Organisation - this has become world renowned and trusted by people that visit your website, they see that you are not a selling company.

You will have your own registered personalised domain name and hosting setup in minutes.

What if the Domain Name I want is already registered?

If your domain name of choice is already registered by someone else, you have two choices. Either select another name or buy the domain name off the current owner. To do this, simply send us an email to and we will track down the owner of the and negotiate on your behalf.

Example: A company called All Over Plumbing Pty Ltd found that was already taken.

You might also try or, or, or if you are unhappy with the results with your current domain name search, you might also change the extension. For example

For more information about Domain names and domain name registration please go to our FAQ section.

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