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What is a domain name ?
What website visitor statistics do you provide ?
What is a favicon ?

What is a domain name ?

A domain name is part of the URL, which points to the server where the website is hosted. It is your website's unique address on the internet. For example, if you register the domain name "yourcompany.com.au", the URL for your company's website would be "http://www.yourcompany.com.au" or "http://yourcompany.com.au".

Top level domains (TLDs) include any that contain only one suffix – for example; .com, .net, .info, .biz and so on. Second level domains (2LDs) are domain names containing another level after the .com or .co suffix. For example; .com.au is a second level domain as it contains an additional suffix after the .com that shows the website originates in Australia.

It is important for Australian businesses to register an Australian domain name as Australians are more comfortable dealing with a local company. This is particularly important if you want to sell online. A .au domain name lets your customers know that you're a legitimate Australian business.

An Australian domain name can also help your potential Australian customers find you more easily. In Search engines like Google Australia you can choose to search Australian pages only, so if you have a .au domain name, your website is more likely to rank highly.


Australian Domains

You can register your domain name in the 2LD(s) most suitable for your needs: -

com.au For commercial entities, such as companies (with ACN as registered through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state governments).
net.au For commercial entities, such as companies (with ACN as registered through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state governments).
id.au For individuals who are Australian citizens or residents.
org.au For charities and non-profit organisations.
asn.au For incorporated associations, political parties, trade unions, sporting and special interest clubs.

To own a .com.au or .net.au domain name, you must be an Australian registered company or a business with a registered business number (ABN, BRN, BN).

The domain name you order should be an exact match, acronym or abbreviation of the supplied business registration, or it should bear a close and substantial connection to the domain name. Domains can be two to 63 letters in length. Words can be separated by hyphens but not spaces.

To qualify for a .org.au or .asn.au domain name, you must be a "non-commercial organisation" and the domain name you register should have a solid relationship to the organisation it represents.

.id.au domain names are designed for individuals who reside in Australia. You may register ANY personal name by which you are known.

International Domains

These un-sponsored top-level domains (TLD) are open and unrestricted. Traditionally, however, most names are intended or reserved for specific use, as listed below: -

com Operated by VeriSign Global Registry Services, is a generic top-level domain originally intended for commercial businesses around the world.
net Operated by VeriSign Global Registry Services, is a generic top-level domain used by many types of organisations and individuals globally; it was historically intended for and is still commonly used by Internet service providers.
org Operated by Public Interest Registry, is unrestricted, but was intended to serve the non-commercial community.
biz Operated by NeuLevel, Inc., is restricted to businesses.
name Operated by Global Name Registry, is reserved for individuals.

What website visitor statistics do you provide ?

We include Google Analytics code in all our websites and give you access to the statistics which it generates. It is a free web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way.

Learn how to interpret Google Analytics Data: -


What is a favicon ?

A favicon is a very small icon which is displayed to the left of your page title on the browser tab eg. This is what a Facebook tab looks like: -

Facebook icon

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