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What domain extensions should I register?

There are so many different options to choose from. Discover which ones are suitable to your business.

This is a question that can only be answered when we consider the type of business you’re operating, as well as what your website provides.

For Australian companies/businesses

If your operations are within Australia at all, it’s a great idea to secure yourself a .com.au domain. This can be seen as a more trusted web address to customers/users who are browsing your site within Australia. It might be a good idea to also secure the .com as well, allowing for international visitors to easily recognise the TLD. If you’re a tech-oriented business, a .net.au address may be beneficial.

Any not-for-profit or community organisation in Australia should strongly consider going with a .org.au domain or even the non-country specific .org – these are by far the most popular in this particular industry.

While more and more generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are being released all the time such as .sydney, .melbourne and more, as they’re relatively new it’s difficult to tell whether consumers are 100% comfortable with them yet.

For Australian individuals:

For any non-commercial websites, you’re able to choose a .id.au domain. However, if there’s even a slight chance the site may move into the commercial space you should go with either a .com.au or a non-country specific TLD.

Hosting Australia can assist with all types of domain name registration – call our friendly staff today on 1300 368 359.

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