A domain name is your website address on the internet and gives you an online identity or brand. It’s a valuable part of your business identity and is an important marketing tool that can help customers find and identify with your business.
A domain usually looks like this: http://www.customname.com
The components of a URL (website address) are:
- http:// – this is code and means that it is an address on the internet. This is used by various software. For example, your email client will know when you click on a link with http:// to open up your web browser and go to that link.
- www – means world wide web which is the main part of the internet. This section is not relevant and i have stopped using this.
- customname – this is your custom name that you choose.
- com – this is the domain
Domains represent a country, organisation or organisation type. There are many different domains (see this list). Many domains have rules and restrictions and cannot be used while some have very few restrictions.
- .net .com .org are the easiest to register
- .com.au are for Australian brands and organisations. There are more Australian domains available.
To buy an Australian Domain (.com.au)you will need your business ABN or ACN to purchase a domain name (although you can register with someone else ABN/ACN)
Australian domains are managed by .auda
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