Domain Name FAQs
Getting started online? Whether you are starting an online store, informative website or your own blog it is important you register your domain name with a trusted provider. Why choose an Australian domain registration company over an overseas brand? Your domain name is your online business identity, you need to be able to trust and reach the business within your own time zone, whenever you need them. When it comes to deciding a domain and hosting provider between a local or international company you need to keep in mind a few factors such as, support levels, speed of information, update cycles and search engine optimisation.
Netregistry is Australia's largest domain name and hosting company helping over 500,000 Australian business get sorted online. We have a no-fuss domain name registration process that will get your online business started in no time.
Browse through our domains FAQs below for a better understanding of how we can help you get sorted online or have a chat to one of our staff on (02) 9934 0501 today.
- You may know that domain names are the addresses or URL that you type into your browser to visit particular websites. But what is a domain name, really? View answer
- If you have an online presence, consider the following five mistakes and see if you need to do more to protect your oline assests. View answer
- You will need to register a domain through an accredited domain registrar like Netregistry. If you are interested in registering an .au, it is recommended to use an Australian company. View answer
- Domain names are not bought and sold, they are registered for a period of time. Private companies are accredited by ICANN and auDA to serve as domain registrars. View answer
- A country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) is a second-level domain, reserved for use by individuals, organisations or companies registered and/or residing in a particular country, sovereign state or dependant territory. View answer
- gTLD represents generic Top Level Domains, such as .com, .net, and .org, usually used to represent a commercial enterprise, network or organisation. View answer
- The .au domain extension is a country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) restricted to use by individuals, organisations or companies registered and/or residing in Australia. View answer
- Generally, there are no restrictions on who can register .com domain name, the period of registration can vary from 1 to 10 years. View answer
- There are generally no restrictions on who can register .uk domains, additional documentation may be requested if the contact details are invalid or order of registration is placed outside of the UK. View answer
- Generally, there are no restrictions on who can register .org domains, however it was originally created for non-profit or non-commercial organisations. View answer
- Generally, there are no restrictions on who can register .net domains, however it was originally created for organisations involved in networking technologies. View answer
- Netregistry facilitates the registration of the standard range of gTLD, all .au ccTLD domain extensions. View answer
- An .au.com domain name can be used for personal and/or business use, although not as common as a .com.au domain it serves the same purpose, if you're looking for a domain name for an Australian business. View answer
- The .au.com domain is perfect for personal or business, where you can showcase your portfolio of work. View answer
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