Domain Registration Advice

Domain Registration
Domain registration is the second step towards building your website.

Your domain name is: www.yourname.com.au. Kimberley Web Design strongly recommends the purchase of both the .com and the .com.au to protect your branding.

Recently one of our clients, had only purchased the .com for their business and upon our recommendation to purchase the .com.au, it was discovered that their competitors had bought it, thereby potentially losing half their market.

For the small cost of domain names, this practice of purchasing both, makes good business sense.

KWD recommends using your business name as your domain name as this greatly assists with search engine optimisation. Read more on SEO.

A good domain name is vital for a business. If the name does not match your business name or slogan then it must be closely related to one or both. Your domain name must also be easy to remember so that customers do not have to work hard to find your site online.

Domain Names should also be short, both for your potential users and yourself.  It is best practice to purchase your email with your hosting, click here for prices and purchase, so if you have a very long domain name such as www.kimberleywebdesignwebsiteservices.com.au, your email would end up being something like .. enquiries@kimberleywebdesignwebsiteservices.com.au, which takes some time typing and also allows for typing errors.

Once you have decided on a domain name, click here to check whether the domain name is available and then proceed to our secure checkout to purchase them.  Prices for domain names vary greatly from reseller to reseller, but we have done the hard work for you and researched the best value for money.

Once domain name registration is completed, the domain name becomes yours for the period of the contract, usually one year for the .com and two years for the .com.au. Before registration expires it must be renewed, or the domain reverts back to being available to the general public.

Domain names are NOT cAsE sEnSiTiVe – so abc.com is the same as ABC.com

Kimberley Web Design is happy to assist you with this process, if it all seems like goobly gook! 

Talk to us today for your FREE Domain Registration Advice!