What Is A Domain Name?
A domain name is the “address” of a website
on the Internet; for example, one of the most recognised
search engines, Google, uses the domain name google.com
and their website can be found at www.google.com.
Why Do I Need A Domain Name?
You don’t need your own domain name, in fact many
Internet Service Providers allow you to host your website
under their own domain name if you do not already have
one. However, you usually end up with a website address
like www.yourinternetserviceprovider.com.au/~yourbusiness and an email address like email@example.com.
To your customers, it can seem unprofessional, and is
the equivalent of driving a van with someone else’s
A domain name builds credibility in the eyes of potential
customers, and can increase the visibility of your
website on the Internet. Having a domain name such
as www.yourbusiness.com.au with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org gives your business a more professional and personal
touch and will be memorable to your customers. And
with most domain names under $25 a year, it is a cheap
effective way to make your business stand out.
Which Domain Name Is Right For Me?
There are many different types of domain names to
choose from. By far the most common is a domain
in .com, these domain names are the most popular
on the Internet and are easily recognised and recalled
Australian registered businesses or companies have
the option of registering a .com.au domain name.
recognised by customers as belonging to an Australian
business, and can be useful to identify yourself
to customers who may be more comfortable knowing they
with an Australian business.
There are many other domain names available, such
as .net.au and .org.au, some of which have certain
for example, the .org.au domain name can only be
used by an Australian charity or organisation,
and is recognised
as such by the Australian public.
How Much Does A Domain Name Cost?
Many companies offer domain names, often at a wide
range of prices. It is not unusual to see some
$25 per year, and others charging $70 or more
per year, for essentially the same domain name, so
it pays to
shop around. At Cira Solutions, we
on offering domain names at very competitive
prices; the following are a list of our most popular
|.com & .net
||$19.95 / year
|.com.au & .net.au
|| $44.95 / 2 years (equivalent to $22.48 / year)
$13.75 / 2 years (equivalent to $6.88 / year)
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