Does my domain name affect my SEO ranking?

Written on 22 August, 2016 by Karen Lam

Short answer: yes. Long answer: below. There's a lot of confusion for business owners when it comes to choosing a domain name for their business. They are aware of all the wonderful benefits of SEO, but are worried if they pick the wrong domain name there's no going back. In… Read more

5 fatal errors when choosing a domain name

Written on 9 May, 2016 by Verity Meagher

With the rapid growth of online marketing, your domain name should be considered the foundation of your business's online presence. It's the first thing customers look at when they land on your site, and the closer it is to the name you use on all your social media platforms and… Read more

How to pick an SEO-friendly (and marketable) domain

Written on 18 April, 2016 by Lisa Shannahan

15 years ago, choosing a domain name was as simple as picking a name you liked and buying it. Today there are more than 1 billion websites and the pool of available domain names is ever dwindling. Then there's the issue of online marketing and the ability to choose a… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tags: domain names, online marketing, seo
Happy 1st birthday, .sydney!

Written on 25 February, 2016 by Katharine Gray

A year ago, the .sydney extension became available as a new variety of generic top-level domain (gTLD), giving businesses the opportunity to swap generic extensions such as .net and for more localised varieties. To celebrate this milestone, Netregistry is currently offering a 30% discount on .sydney domain names. †… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tags: domain names
Domain registration vs web hosting: What’s the difference?

Written on 23 February, 2016 by James Baylis

Two things are vital when setting up a website: a domain name and hosting. As they often come as a package deal, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, but they are quite separate things. What is domain registration? A domain name is the URL or… Read more

6 mistakes to avoid when registering a domain name

Written on 21 December, 2015 by Verity Meagher

With more and more websites being registered every day, it's difficult to secure the perfect domain name. Trying to get around this problem can lead to creative solutions and unforeseen mistakes. Here are our top tips on how to avoid choosing the wrong domain. 1. Limiting your TLD optionsWhile it's… Read more

Vote YES to opening .au to direct registrations

Written on 3 September, 2015 by Cameron Van Ryn & domains are probably very familiar to you. How about just .au domains? If you’ve never heard of those, that’s because to date .au has never been open to the public for registration, despite being the only country code domain name in the top 20 not to do so. However,… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tags: domain names

Written on 20 July, 2015 by Karen Lam

Happy Birthday to .ORG! It was the year that U.S. President Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term in office, that Coca-Cola Co regrettably changed its formula and that Microsoft Corporation released the first version of Windows, but it was also the year of the very first .ORG… Read more

Categories: Domains, News | Tags: domain names, news

Written on 9 July, 2015 by Karen Lam

Remember the days when .com and .net were the only domains you needed to worry about? Today there’s a plethora of domain names on offer, including .io, .biz, .local, .tips and even .guru. As your business’s online presence becomes increasingly important, part of your branding – and what makes your… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tags: domain names, online business

Written on 29 June, 2015 by Cameron Vanryn

ICANN, the regulatory body which oversees the registration of .com and .net domains, have asked for public comment after releasing a potential policy change for domain privacy services. The report proposes that domain names with associated commercial websites will no longer be able to utilise a privacy service to prevent… Read more

Categories: Domains, News | Tags: domain names, security