DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR DOMAIN
Your website domain is the address of your website, so it is important to ensure that you choose one that best fits your business and shows your customers who you are. It is also important that the domain name is closely related to your business name so that when customers are searching for your website, it is easy for them to tell which one belongs to your business.
Australian domain names are becoming increasingly prevalent among small business owners to show locals and the rest of the world that their business is Australian owned.
In addition to Australian domain names, we have a number of globally recognised domain names so that your business shines on the international stage.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address that people type in the website browser to find your business online.
What makes a good domain name?
Choose a domain name that is easy to remember, not too long and also representative of your business. If you are choosing a business name, first check that the domain name is available as it is an important part of your brand today in this digital age. It is also good to check if Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or any other social media tools you want to use have that business name available as well. It is a great idea to get all of your businesses identities to match to make it easy for customers to find you. If you are not sure what domain name is good for you, get in touch with us and we can give you some suggestions!
What is a domain name extension?
A domain name extension is the bit on the end of the domain – like .com.au or .co.uk. There are many domain extensions that signify if the website is connected to a certain country – .com.au will tell customers your business is in Australia. .com typically is for businesses in the USA. .co.uk is for businesses in the UK. There are now also domain extensions for other categories such as .realestate or .melbourne – these can be great to help your customers remember your brand but can be more expensive to register. Think about what is important for your brand. It can be a good idea to protect your brand as well with the purchase of multiple domain names. If you want to register an extension such as .realestate then perhaps register the domain name under .com.au as well to ensure your brand cannot be compromised. It is sometimes recommended to register similar domains or misspelt domains to protect your brand.
What if there is someone else with a similar domain name?
We think it is a great idea to do a google search for your desired business name before you register a domain name or a business to see what come up similar to your business name. Sometimes you might find something a little less desirable is very similar to your business which might change your mind about that business name.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER?
Register and pay for your domain today and rest assured that it is yours – instantly. Instant registration can be important for businesses needing to secure their business names online as well as on the business registration through ASIC.
DO YOU ALLOW EMAIL FORWARDING?
Yes! We have email forwarding features enabled for all our domains. This feature allows any mail coming to email addresses under your domain to be automatically forwarded to the email address you would like to. It is especially useful in business settings where you may want to automatically forward emails coming to a main business email account to specific employees.
What is DNS Hosting?
Sometimes referred to as a phone book that website browsers use to find your website, your DNS hosting plays a significant role in whether it is possible to reach your website. As a result, it is important to choose a DNS host that does not experience frequent down times so that you have a steady online presence that your customers can visit at any time. You can trust your domain will remain steady with Redsteps Web.
Can we contact you?
If you have a question, get in touch during business hours and we will give you support and advice you need. If you need help with ideas for your business name or how to register it, we are here to help.
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