A domain name is a license to use a specific name on the Internet for a specific period of time (generally 1-2 years). The most common uses for domain names are website addresses used to advertise business products and services (www.abnaustralia.com.au) and/or email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How can registering domain names assist in protecting my brand online?
Some people believe that registering a business name, ABN or ACN will enable them to have exclusive registration rights of the same name as a domain name; however the various domain name spaces operate independently from the various business registers. There is no guarantee that your business name will be available to register as a domain name, so it is imperative that you register your name as a domain name as soon as you register your business name and after you have considered trademark registration.
Consider the registration of your business name as a domain name as an important minimal cost investment in your intellectual property and brand protection strategy.
The nature of the Internet means that businesses are competing for names on a global scale. In the traditional, offline business world, a start-up would typically register their company name locally. Internationally, there could be two or more businesses operating in their respective local markets under the same name. For example, two separate companies, one in Australia and the other in the UK, may both coincidentally trade as John Smith Electronics without this creating any conflict to naming rights.
The nature of online business is such that these two businesses may want to acquire Internet market share and develop websites to reach the international market. So in fact, while they are two separate entities based in different geographic markets, the Internet gives them the opportunity to gain market share globally. Thus, they could potentially compete to register the domain johnsmithelectronics.com.
When you order a domain name registration through abnaustralia.com.au you receive the following:
Confirmation email confirming the registration of your chosen domain name
A domain name registration certificate
Access to our online portal to manage your domain name including renewals and cancellations.
Our team has been providing affordable business registration and legal document services since 1976. Our longevity reflects our reputation for the best customer service in the business, underpinned by our commitment to effective documentation and attention to detail.
Our goal is to partner with accounting and professional firms who understand the value of an informed business registration and legal document provider. Why not try ordering your next domain name registration online with us at ABNAustralia.com.au and experience for yourself the difference in service that our existing customers have come to expect.
The domains for Australian businesses. Quite simply a com.au or net.au domain name is the best way for Australian businesses to be represented on the web! com.au and net.au domain names offer instant recognition in the corporate world.
Is there any distinction between a com.au and net.au domain name? Do they mean different things for my business?
There is no real distinction between a com.au and a net.au domain name. The policy determining eligibility for both names is identical. Previously net.au was recommended for Information Technology businesses; this can still apply. For instance, if your business has a technical component you may choose to register a separate technical domain name in the net.au namespace.
Who is eligible for a .com.au and .net.au Domain Name?
All Australian businesses, whether a company, business, registered body, owner, applicant of a registered trade mark or simply own a registered business name are eligible for a .com.au and .net.au Domain Name. You can get as many as you like. The eligibility policy which underpins the .com.au and .net.au Domain Name can be found on auDA’s website.
If you are an overseas business without any australian business registration, then you will not be able to register a .com.au domain name. The .au domain extension is a country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) which is restricted to use by individuals, organisations, or companies registered and/or residing in Australia.
Domain name registration costs depend on the type of domain name registration you choose (eg .com.au or .com or .net.au), and the number of years you wish to register the domain name for. Simply click on the search tool above to find out the costs.