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Choosing Domain Names

So which is best for you and your business? If you want to set up a dot com dot au domain (www.yourname.com.au) you will need to have a registered business name. For example your business name is Tony's Car Detailer, then you probably would have www.tonyscardetailer.com.au as your domain name. That is of course if it isn't taken and it shouldn't be because Tony's Car Detailer is a name registered to you and no one else. If you think that www.tonyscardetailer.com.au is too long then you can use a abbreviation of that name like www.tcd.com.au. You can check your domain name availability and purchase here (D.P. Web Design Domains), or just get us to do it for you.

When choosing a domain name you have a few choices...

  • www.yourname.com
  • www.yourname.com.au
  • www.yourname.net.au
  • www.yourname.ozz.bizz
  • and the choices go on and on.....

Helpful tips when registering a domain


  1. Will it be easy to remember?
  2. Don't make it too long
  3. The name should be between 3 and 63 characters long
  4. The only characters allowed are letters, digits and a hyphen (-)
  5. Try not to use underscores or hyphens as people are used to typing in one full word
  6. Spaces are not allowed
  7. Does it describe your business name
  8. Does it have a good use of keywords
  9. Try to leave out non search terms like 'and, or, the' unless they are vital to the domain name
  10. www. is not actually part of the domain name
  11. You can buy as many domain names as you wish
  12. Domain names are NOT cAsE sEnSiTiVe - so abc.com is the same as ABC.com

If you wanted to use a "www.yourname.com" address then you don't need to have a registered business name and .com addresses are cheaper as well. Some businesses prefer .com.au because it shows that they are an Australian company.

Domain Name Pricing


Australian

.com.au

$77
(Biannually)
International

.com

$22
(Annually)

You can search to see if your domain name is available and also purchase @ D.P. Web Design Domains. All prices include GST and invoiced annually/biannually from the date of purchase.
 

Did You Know?

We Price Match

If you send us an official quote by a reputable developer we will match their price and services*

Conditions of Price Match:

  • Please supply an official quote sent to your name or business name by a reputable developer.
  • Unfortunatly quotes from overseas companies are not valid, quoting company must have an ABN.
  • We can only provide price matching for services we provide. Unfortunatly we can't price match guarantee because unlike other matching offers we arn't selling goods like alcohol or TVs from a single supplyer and some work may be outside the scope of what we supply.
  • We have the right to refuse a price match if conditions are not met.
  • Email your quote to

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