In case you haven’t heard, the days of .com’s and .net’s are coming to an end. There’s a new chapter in domain registrations coming with the introduction of potentially unlimited top level domains. A top level domain (TLD) is the highest or top level in the domain name hierarchy, that is, it’s the far right section of your domain name after the final dot. For example, if you were to own the domain example.com, you have actually registered a sub-domain of the top level domain .com. The top level domains are managed and assigned by the non-profit organisation ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) located in the US. read more
With more and more aussie businesses getting online these days we are beginning to see less and less availability of premium domain names. The .com domain name market has long been considered full with a premium domain name “onlinejobs.com” setting you back in excess of 6 figures. read more
What are Australian Domain Names?
Australian domain names end with .au or in some cases begin with .au examples are crucial.au.com or crucial.com.au, crucial.net.au and so on. If you are an Australian business or company selling services to Australians in most cases its desirable to have a com.au or .net.au domain name.
.com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .id.au, .asn.au, .au.com
Who can get one?
Anyone can register a .au domain name though if you wish to register a .com.au domain you need to provide an ABN (Australian Business Number).The registration period for .au extensions is 2 years.
- Who can I register these domains through?
There are a number of providers that register Australian domain extensions, Crucial Paradigm is one of them!
How much do .com.au domains cost?
Registration can cost up to $140/2 years with certain providers. Crucial Paradigm can however register Australian .au extensions for only $59.95/2 years.
-What is a transfer secret?
A transfer secret is a code that allows you to transfer your domain name between providers, they are used to prevent the unlawful move or transfer of domains. These codes are kept secret and in most cases you need to obtain them from your current domain registrar.
How to Obtain your Transfer Secret: Recovering Domain Password/Domain Key on any .com.au, .net.au, .org.au Domain (regardless of registrar)