Domain Names

Your domain name is in most cases, similar to your business name, as it makes it simpler for users & search engines to find it and your business. A domain name is what you type in the address bar of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc), to get to your website.

Registering your business’s domain name also means if you change your internet service provider, you don’t need to change your email addresses, and any email correspondence is immediately recognised as coming from your business.

If you are an Australian business, chances are a domain name ending in .au will also be more difficult for anyone else to register, as normally a valid ABN must be supplied at point of registration.

Domain names, with the use of DNS records, can be used if you are thinking of hosting your own email (or MS Office) or a web server.

Types of Domain Names

Domain names come with many extensions, and more are being released daily, however for Australian businesses we recommend the following:

  • .com.au
  • .net.au
  • .org.au

If you’re targeting a more global market, domains with following extensions should be on your list.

  • .com
  • .net
  • .org

There are many others but the above should cover most scenarios, and start from just $14.95 per year.

To find out if your preferred domain name is available for registration, please call 07 5530 4833 or email davy@empicentre.com.au, and I’ll find it or something suitable for you.