search for and register the domain name you want !
To secure your domain name, enter the domain name you would like to register above and click search. You will then be given a list of available registration options. If your domain name is available, you should register it as soon as possible, as thousands of domain names are registered every minute!
Your domain name is your own unique identity on the Internet. No two parties can ever hold the same domain name simultaneously. Whether you want to protect your brand online, drive more traffic to your website or you are starting out on the Internet, call our Client Support Team for expert advice on 1300 727 334 or contact us online.
how will a great domain name help me?
Domain registration for businesses
If you run a business then a domain name can be added to your brochures, business cards, billboards, and clothing. This makes promoting your business easy as people will know how they can find you and will remember your name. Having a good domain name makes you look like an established business and will help you build trust with your customers. A domain name helps protect your brand, keeping it safe from your competitors.
If you're operating in Australia, and want to attract Australian customers, you should register a .com.au domain so that your business is found in Australia specific search results. If you want to attract customers from everywhere, you should register a .com domain. To protect your name however, you should really register both a .com.au domain and a .com domain if they are both available.
Domain registration for individuals
Choosing a great domain name can tell the world who you really are, and what you're really interested in. It can also make it easy for your friends and family to find you by email or your website.
how to choose great domain names
A great domain name is easy to remember. Make sure yours is as short as possible and easy to spell. Most of all a domain name should reflect you. Make sure you:
- Register your company or business name in popular domain spaces e.g. abcfruit.com, abcfruit.com.au
- Register your product and service names e.g. fruit.com.au
- Register generic terms relevant to your business e.g. apples.com.au, oranges.com.au, bananas.com.au
- Secure names in global markets e.g. abcfruit.co.nz, oranges.eu, apples.co.uk, bananas.ca
If your preferred name is taken then search for an abbreviation, change the order of words around, add hyphens, or add your city, state, or country to come up with something unique.
using your domain name
Choosing a domain name is only the start. You'll need a website and email. DHS have a range of web hosting packages for small to large sites....find out more.