Domain names

You’ve have made the decision that a webpage is what you need and now you are confronted with having to choose your domain name. Always get the domain name that matches your company name and then a domain name that matches the product or service you provide.

The two domain names can be run as one using what we call an alias. In fact you can run many domain names all pointing to the one.

Here’s an example. The main website is beenleighcomputerrepairs.com.au but there is another website also owned by the same company called beenleighcomputers.com and yet another called beenleighcomputers.com.au That’s three websites all pointing back to the one.

Yes thats’s one of ours….

That’s one hosting account – and that works out far cheaper. In this example we have used beenleighcomputerrepairs.com.au and that domain name is a “product” that is offered by Quick Solve Computers so what we have is a domain name that matches our company name and another that matches one of the “products” that we do.

Just like webpagedesigns.com.au It’s also a product or service that we provide. Bet you didn’t know you could do that !

One more question that pops up and this one is really important…. When it comes to choosing a domain name should it be .com.au or .com ?

The short answer is this. .com is American or as some would consider it “world wide”. Where as .com.au is Australian. Try going to google.com and you will notice it will bounce you back automatically to google.com.au ( if you are located in Australia ) That’s because most good search engines will give you results that are local to your location.

There’s no point in them giving you a link to a plumber somewhere in America if you are located in Brisbane Australia and so on. So watch out for that name. .com will generally refer to someone in the U.S.A

If you have a local business and want local customers, best work with a local domain name. In other words if your business is in Australia, get a .com.au

What if you have a “global” product or service? That’s easy just get both…

You can easily get lost in the search for the perfect domain name. We’re here to help.

We can work with you and search from the list of available domain names on offer. Let’s talk…

Want to do a little homework yourself ? Use this link to search for a new domain name.

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Use this link to see who owns an existing domain name.

Use this link to request a domain key.

Use this link to check your MX records.

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