Domains

What you need to know about .melbourne

Written on 21 August, 2014 by Verity Meagher

Always wished you could have a location-targeted, unique domain name? The recent rollout of the new gTLD (generic top-level domain) .melbourne could be just the opportunity you were hoping for. The new selection of domain extensions hitting the market offers businesses an unprecedented chance to craft unique domain names. Replacing more typical… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names, marketing

New gTLDs are taking the web by storm

Written on 3 July, 2014 by Georgia Leaker

Over the next few years, hundreds of new domain extensions are going to flood the market. This will allow you to register everything from .language to .sale and even .vodka. This change will open up new opportunities to register your business in a more personalised way. For instance, if you… Read more

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Anycast upgrades mean faster DNS response

Written on 27 June, 2014 by Jonathan Gleeson

Netregistry has completed upgrades to its top of the line Anycast DNS infrastructure, including adding an additional node in Perth. Over the next few months we will be adding more nodes in New York City, Hong Kong and London. These new locations, along with our existing locations in Sydney, Kuala… Read more

Categories: Domains, News | Tagged: zone records, dns

2013 ICANN RAA impacts

Written on 22 May, 2014 by Michael Chidgey

On June 27th 2013 ICANN released the latest version of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The RAA according to ICANN is supposed to enhance and solidify the competition between gTLD ( generic top level domain) registrars while clarifying the responsibilities of the registrar and the rights of the registrants.  The… Read more

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Peace of mind with domain auto renewal

Written on 20 December, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

Your domain name is a major part of your brand in the online world we now inhabit. It is your customer's first port of call when they want information about you or your products and is the first piece of information they seek to remember when they see or hear… Read more

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What is domain protection?

Written on 17 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Each domain name is registered for a set amount of time, normally on a yearly basis with .au domains registered for a minimum 2 years, and it's up to the person who registered it to renew it to keep the website and associated e-mail accounts live. If that doesn't happen,… Read more

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Five tips for choosing a domain name

Written on 7 December, 2013 by Verity Meagher

While it's not impossible to change your domain name, it can be costly for your business as well as your clients. Getting your domain name right the first time can often be the difference between a good site and a great one. 1. Make it easy to rememberTo make your… Read more

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Protecting your brand online

Written on 22 October, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Everyone wants the perfect dot-com web address, but often businesses don’t think any further than that. If you don’t register multiple domain extensions for your chosen domain, you may actually be harming your business and brand online. Domain hijackingUnscrupulous internet businesses, hackers and spammers often use common or popular domain… Read more

Categories: Domains, Marketing, Small Business | Tagged: brand, domain names

What’s the difference between .com and .com.au domains?

Written on 13 October, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

If you’re launching a new site or looking at adding domains to an existing one, the choice between .com and the more focused .com.au isn’t always clear. To make it simple, here are the differences between a .com and a .com.au to show you the benefits of both. Local searchThe… Read more

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Is domain name redirection hurting your SEO values?

Written on 30 September, 2013 by Verity Meagher

Every now and then circumstances arise where you need to move a site or service to a new domain name – but you don’t want to burn the efforts you’ve put into SEO. There are good and bad ways to handle a domain switch, and if you follow these tips… Read more

Categories: Domains, Search Engine Optimisation | Tagged: seo, search engine optimisation, domain names