Domain Name Registration

Click here to check domain name availability,
check prices and register domain names.
.com and all other popular domain names

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If you are not ready to develop your website yet but want to secure your domain name:-


We will:-

* Register your .com or domain name for two years
* Create a basic home page with your supplied logo and contact details
* Host your domain for one year
* Create up to five email addresses eg:
* Claim or create your Google location map listing

for only $175 – Call or email for more info or to order

Domain Name Glossary


Accredited Registrar

A Registrar that has been accredited by auDA as meeting certain minimum criteria to act as a Registrar for a specific 2LD.

Administrative Contact

The administrative contact is an individual, role or organization authorized to interact with the registry or registrar on behalf of the Domain Holder. The administrative contact should be able to answer non-technical questions about the domain name’s registration and the 2LD Holder. In all cases, the Administrative Contact is viewed as the authoritative point of contact for the domain name, second only to the Registrant. The Administrative contact is a required contact within a valid domain registration


.au Domain Administration Ltd auDA is the manager of the .au domain, and independent regulatory body for the Australian domain name industry. auDA is responsible for ensuring that the .au domain operates for the benefit of the entire Australian Internet community


Billing Contact

The billing contact is the individual, role or organisation designated to receive the invoice for domain name registration and re-registration fees.



Contacts are individuals or entities associated with domain name records. Typically, third parties with specific inquiries or concerns will use contact records to determine who should act upon specific issues related to a domain name record. There are typically three of these contact types associated with a domain name record, the Administrative contact, the Billing contact and the Technical contact.

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD)

ccTLD’s represent the TLD’s used by Countries in the world, they account for about 250 of the 260 TLD’s. Some examples of ccTLDs are ‘.uk’ for the United Kingdom, and ‘.au’ for Australia.


DNS – See Domain Name System

Domain Holder – See Registrant

Domain Name

An addressing construct used for identifying and locating computers on the Internet. Domain names provide a system of easy-to-remember Internet addresses, which can be translated by the Domain Name System (DNS) into the numeric addresses (Internet Protocol (IP) numbers) used by the network. A domain name is hierarchical and often conveys information about the type of entity using the domain name. A domain name is simply a label that represents a domain, which is a subset of the total domain name space. Domain names at the same level of the hierarchy must be unique. Thus, for example, there can be only one .COM at the top-level of the hierarchy, and only one at the next level of the hierarchy.

A valid domain name registered with Aust Domains must:

  • be from 2 to 63 characters long in the 3LD
  • only use the characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and “-” (the hyphen)
  • not have a hyphen in the 3rd or 4th character position in the 3LD
  • be a valid domain type

Domain Parking

Domain parking lets you get the domain name that you want now and gives your domain a temporary home while you are working out what you want to do with your domain name. It’s similar to URL forwarding but for those that don’t already have and existing website and just need a placeholder.

Domain Name System (DNS)

The DNS is the hierarchical system by which easy-to-remember, human-friendly names like “” are associated with Internet locations.


Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

EPP is the latest protocol utilised by our internet registry to enable multiple Registrars to administer domain name information.


Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)

A top level domain name that is open to registrants around the world in contrast to country code top level domains that are often restricted to registrants located in a particular country or region. .com, .net and .org are all generic top level domains.


Host or Name Server

Also called a name server. A computer that has both the software and the data (zone files) needed to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers.


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

The non-profit organization that officially coordinates the technical management of the Internet’s domain name system. It was founded to assume responsibility for items such as IP address space assignment, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management.

Internet Protocol (IP)

The communications protocol underlying the Internet, IP allows large, geographically-diverse networks of computers to communicate with each other quickly and economically over a variety of physical links.

IP Address

An Internet Protocol Address is the numerical address by which a location in the Internet is identified. Computers on the Internet use IP addresses to route traffic and establish connections among themselves; people generally use the human-friendly names made possible by the Domain Name System.


Name Server – See Host

Name Service

Providing individuals or organizations with domain name-to-Internet Protocol (IP) number resolution by maintaining and making available the hardware, software, and data needed to perform this function. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate name servers and provide their customers with name service when they register a domain name. Most individuals are not in a position to operate a name server on their own and will need to make arrangements for name service with an ISP or some other person or organization.


OT&E – See Operational Test and Evaluation

Operational Test and Evaluation

A process in which accredited registrars develop client systems and software to register and manage domain names and name servers prior to live operation in the Shared Registration System. The Shared Registration System includes an isolated, shared Operational Test and Evaluation server environment that is used for both initial registrar system development and ongoing registrar development and testing.

Optimize / Optimization

A page is said to be optimized when it has been structured in such a way that it ranks well for those keywords it targets. It is a fairly subjective concept. What some see as optimization might be termed spamdexing by others. In the strictest sense, optimization means simply making a page spider-friendly


Registrant (webname license holder)

The individual or organization that registers a specific domain name. This individual or organization holds the right to use that specific domain name for a specified period of time, provided certain conditions are met and the registration fees are paid. This person or organization is the “legal entity” bound by the terms of the relevant service agreement with the registry operator for the TLD in question.

Registrar (retailer of webnames)

A person or entity that, via contract with Registrants and a Registry, provides front-end domain name registration services to registrants. These services form the public interface to registry services. As the reader of this document you are most likely to be a budding or active registrar for the Australian Registry. Registrars may be providing registration services for names from one or more 2LD‘s within Australia or a multiple of TLD‘s around the world.

Registry (wholesale provider)

Has the exclusive responsibly for maintainence of a centralised registry for its particular TLD. AusRegistry maintains the Root Name Servers for these 2LD’s in Australia.

Registry Registrar Protocol

A protocol for the registration and management of second level domain names and associated name servers in both Top Level Domains (TLDs) and country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs). Also see EPP

Registry Whois

Whois services made available by specific registries for the domain names that they are authoritative for.


The term used to describe the process by which domain names are matched with corresponding Internet Protocol (IP) numbers. “Resolution is accomplished by a combination of computers and software, referred to as name servers that use the data in the Domain Name System to determine which IP numbers correspond to a particular domain name.

Root Server

A machine that has the software and data needed to locate name servers that contain authoritative data for the top-level domains (e.g., root servers know which name servers contain authoritative data for com, net, fr, UK etc.). The root servers are, in fact, name servers and contain authoritative data for the very top of the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy. Currently, technical specifications limit the number of root servers to 13. These machines are currently located around the globe, in the U.S., the UK, Sweden, and Japan.


Second Level Domain (2LD or SLD)

The alphanumeric string before the dot and the TLD.

Secure Socket System (SSL)

SSL is an acronym for “Secure Socket Layer”, a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. The protocol allows client/server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

Shared Registration System (SRS)

A domain name registration system in which registry services are shared among multiple independent registrars. The AusRegistry SRS enables registrars to connect to the central Australian internet registry.

Sponsoring Registrar

The Registrar responsible for the submission of the domain name to the Registry.


Technical Contact

The technical contact is the individual, role or organization who is responsible for the technical operations of the delegated zone. This contact likely maintains the domain name server(s) for the domain. The technical contact should be able to answer technical questions about the domain name, the delegated zone and work with technically oriented people in other zones to solve technical problems that affect the domain name and/or zone.

Third Level Domain (3LD)

The alphabetic string before the dot and the 2LD. Between 2 and 63 characters long, this is the ‘yahoo’ in

TLD Zone

A file that contains data describing a portion of the domain name space for a specific top-level domain. Zone files contain the information needed to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers. Zone files contain domain names, their associated name server names and the IP addresses for those name servers.

Top Level Domain (TLD)

Superset of gTLD’s and ccTLDs. Every domain name must end with a TLD. Australian domains all have the TLD, which is a ccTLD, which is .au. TLDs are the names at the top of the DNS naming hierarchy. They appear in domain names as the string of letters following the last (rightmost) “.”, such as “net” in “”. The administrator for a TLD controls what second-level names are recognized in that TLD. The administrators of the “root domain” or “root zone” control what TLDs are recognized by the DNS. Commonly used TLDs include .com, .net, .edu, .jp, .de, etc.


A name, symbol, or other device identifying a product, officially registered and legally restricted to the use of the owner or manufacturer.


URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

URL or domain name is basically an alpha-numeric name or address used to identify a computer. It’s like a phone number except it uses words instead of numbers and allows us to locate websites on the Internet

URL forwarding, (URL cloaking)

Lets you point your domain to your existing website without spending a cent on hosting. For example, if you register both and you can point the .com to your website and people can find you even if they forget to put the .au on the end. You might like to register you can point it to your

If you are using a free hosting site, a sub-domain or your ISP’s hosting which usually has a long URL address such as you can brand it with your own domain making it easier for your visitors to type in the domain name and gives your business a more professional look.


Web-based Whois

A World Wide Web interface to Whois services.


A TCP transaction based query/response server, that provides a netwide directory service to network users. This can be used to determine if domain names (webnames) are registered and by whom. More complex queries can result in multiple results showing lists of domains registered to specific entities or residing on specified host machines. View Whois

Whois Server

The application server providing the Whois service

Domain Name Hosting

Do I need web hosting?

No, you don’t need web hosting with a domain name unless you want to put up a website on the Internet.

How and where do I get web hosting?

We offer a variety of different web hosting package’s to get you started, or, alternatively, you can use your local ISP (Internet Service Provider) most of whom also offer a web hosting service.

To read more about the OziBiz Promos Domains web hosting service click here

Can my ISP host my webpage?

Yes, any ISP (Internet Service Provider) or web hosting company can host your website. Although most ISP’s do not host commercial pages. You will need to check this with your ISP.

Ordering, Billing and Payment

How long before I have to pay my account?

When you register a Domain Name, you will be given the option to pay by credit card, direct debit or cheque. If you choose either the option, direct debit or cheque we will not continue with the registration process or setup until we have received payment.

We allow up to 7 days’ waiting before we cancel any unpaid applications.

Will I be charged if my domain gets rejected?

If a domain name gets rejected after you have applied for it you will not be billed.

Can I pay by cheque or direct deposit?

es, we allow customers up to 7 days to pay by direct deposit or cheque.

For Cheque payments:
Please make your cheque payable to ‘OziBiz Promos’, and send it to:

PO Box 965
Queensland, 4212

For Direct Deposit payments:
Deposit all money directly to our account:

Bank: Suncorp
Acc Name: OziBiz Promos
BSB No: 484-799
Acc No:
08 6321 488
Reference: Please put in the name of the domain which you are ordering.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards through on-line payment only via secure on-line ordering:

Master Card
American Express

How to Transfer Your Domain Name

How do I transfer my domain name?

To transfer your domain name to us, you must first fill in the transfer form located on the Transfer to Aussie Dot Coms Domains page. After you have completed this form we will start the transfer process. This may take up to 10 working days. In order for us to complete your domain name transfer request, we require transfer approval from you (the domain’s official Administrative Contact).You will receive an email confirming transfer to us, which we will require you to accept this to be able to complete your transfer. When the transfer is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.

How long does a transfer take?

Transfer may take up to 10 working days. You will receive a confirmation email when the transfer has been completed.

Where may I obtain my registry key?

We do not actually use ‘Registry Keys’, this is an old term previously used under the ‘Melbourne IT’ .au domain structure.

We use a centralised technology of a unique username & password combination associated with your member and all your domains, not just one. This replaces the old ‘registry key’ system.

Please advise your requesting host or web developer of these details along with your login url of

If you do not wish for your host or developer to have access to all your domains under your account, you may wish to assign a technical contact of the specific domain to your host/developer, giving them access to only that domain with their own username/password.

If you cannot remember your username and password, please email us.

Where may I obtain my UDAI key?

All .nz domain names ONLY have a UDAI keys, they are a Unique Domain Authentication Identifier. The UDAI is specific to each domain name and is required only to change the registrar for your domain name. When you register a new domain name the UDAI will be emailed to you. UDAI’s are eight characters long and are made up of numbers and letters in both upper and lower case. UDAI’s are case sensitive.

If you misplaced this or need it changed, you can contact us to have it reset for you.

How to obtain your .au domain key?

If you need to obtain your domain key also known by as a domain password click on the link below. password recovery tool
The recovery tool will send an email to the Domain Name contact. If OziBiz Promos has registered your domain name on your behalf, we will probably have OziBiz Promos listed as the Administration contact. This reason for this is so that you do not get flooded with SPAM emails and as a security precaution to stop others trying to hi-jack your domain name. Please contact us and we can either change the email address on record or perform the administration changes for you.

How to change the owner of my domain?

Changing ownership of a domain name is a PERMANENT function. You will not be able to change the ownership back once you have made the change.

As you may know, ownership change means to transfer all of the rights and duties of domain names to designated person/corporate. To protect your properties, we do not accept the application of ownership change online by telephone or email.

If you are unsure about which process you should choose, please don’t hesitate to contact OziBiz Promos Customer Service.

Change Of Ownership For:

.com / .net / .org /.info

To change the registrant of your .com / .net / .org / .info name, we must reset your domain licence. This effectively means your registration period starts from the day it’s reset, and any previous registration period will be lost.

The fee will thus be the standard cost of a new registration.
e.g.. AUD $32 + AUD $86 Change of registrant application fee / /

.au change of ownership can be done under certain circumstances. To refer to auDA policy

The fee will thus be the standard cost of a new registration.
e.g.. AUD $84 + AUD $86 Change of registrant application fee

We will require the following documentation:

1. A written request for transfer that explains the circumstances of the transfer and is signed by the current registrant contact. Contact us for a Change Of Registrant Form.

2. The following statutory declaration must be signed by the proposed new registrant, or an authorised representative of the proposed new registrant, in the standard format provided here.

To change the registrant of your .au name, we must reset your domain licence. This effectively means your 2 year .au registration period starts from the day it’s reset, and any previous registration period will be lost.

Once payment has been processed and relevant documentation received it can take up to 7 working days for the changes to take effect. / / / / / /

In order to transfer the licence holder from one organisation to another, you will need complete an authorisation process which ensures the security of your domain name by requiring written verification from the current Registrant (NameHolder) as well as the new Registrant.

The fee will thus be the standard cost of a new registration.
e.g.. AUD $49.50 + AUD $86 Change of registrant application fee

Your first step is to contact us for a Change Of Registrant Form. Once you’ve completed it in full and provided payment details please fax or post it to the details provided on the form. If you are unsure about any of the information or how to complete it, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

NOTE: Prices and information are subject to change. Please check details before proceeding.

Domain Name Renewal

My domain is in redemption, how to renew?

his rule ONLY applies to .com / .net / .org / .info domain names, this does not apply to any other domain names.

The Redemption Grace Period is a thirty (30) day period that begins after your domain name has officially expired. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has required that registries implement this facility to allow the original registrants (domain name holders) to redeem a deleted name.

The reason for the introduction of the Redemption Grace Period process is to provide additional time to catch erroneous deletions before the name is made available for re-registration.

When a name enters Redemption Grace Period, it is removed from the zone file (if it was originally in the zone file). As a result, any Internet services served by the domain name will be disabled (e.g.. e-mail or a Web site). The registrant must act IMMEDIATELY if he or she wants to keep the name.

Please note, the fee to restore a domain name in the Redemption Grace Period is $140 Inc Gst. This includes a one year renewal.

Once the domain is out of redemption there is a approximately 5 day delete period and then the domain can be registered again on a first come first served

How do I renew my domain name?

If you have received a renewal notice from OziBiz Promos, or just want to renew your domain name, you can do this on our website.

Renewing your Domain Name registration with OziBiz Promos is easy. Log into your Domain Manager and click renew at the bottom of the page.

If you are not an OziBiz Promos customer you will need to transfer your domain name to OziBiz Promos before renewing. Click Here to start transferring your domain name.

Domain Name Manager

How do I manage my domain name?

If OziBiz Promos is managing your Domain Name for you, just contact us with the details and we will do it for you or

You can manage your domain name by logging into your account. To log into your account click on Manage My Account, then click on Domain Manager and then enter in your username and password.

How do I change the contact details?

To modify the contact details (excluding the organisation name field), just follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the Manage My Domain link.
2. Then click on Domain Manager.
3. Type in your Username and Password.
4. Select the Domain Name and then click Edit Domain Info.
5. Click on General Information, then click Modify Details.
6. Insert your new details, then click Save Changes.

How do I change my DNS information?
To modify the dns information just follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the Manage My Account link at the top of this page.
2. Click on Domain Manager.
3. Type in your Username and Password.
4. Select Domain Name and then click Edit Domain Info.
5. Click on Name Servers.
6. Enter your Primary & Secondary servers, then click Save Change

How do I change ownership details?

To change your ownership details on your domain name you must contact OziBiz Promos This can only be done manually, and a small fee may apply for this service.

How do I connect my domain to my website?

To connect your domain name to your website you must have a website hosting service you can upload your website to. People will then be able to view your site by typing your domain name into their browsers.

We offer a very affordable web hosting service that we can set up and get running for you very easily.

Click here to find out about our hosting service.

I’ve lost my password – what do I do?

To recover your password, click on Manage My Account, then click on Domain Manager, then type in the domain name or your email address.

If you still can’t recover your password, please contact us.

My name servers won’t Update?

Do you get “Invalid Nameservers” at the top of the screen when redelegating your domain? This could be for one of a couple of reasons.

Are the nameservers you’re delegating to active hosts? If you’re delegating your .au domain, there’s a chance your nameservers have not yet been added to the .au registry. In this circumstance, please notify us.

If you’re certain you have valid hosts, yet our system still wont accept your domain.

First check that you’re entering the IP address. If it still fails, well, it’s probably best you email us.

Domain Name Registration FAQs

What’s included with my Domain Name?

Our prices include all administrative and registry fees for the number of years you are registered with us.

Furthermore, every domain name registered with us comes with:

- Free Domain Parking
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Easy Management Tools
- FREE Renewal Reminder
- Fast Domain Approval

How do I register a Domain Name?

All you have to do is lodge a search in the domain search box either at the top of this page or at our domain registration home page. You will be then told whether the domain is available or not. If it’s available, then you may continue with the order, if not, please search again. If you are hosting your website with OziBiz Promos, we will register and configure your domain name for you.

Is there any ongoing Hidden Fees?

No, once you have registered your domain name with OziBiz Promos it is yours, providing you pay the renewal every period it is due.

How many domains can I register?

As many as you like; there is no limit.

What if the name I want isn’t available?

Don’t be put off. There are lots to choose from.

If you want an International name, try using “.net”, “.org” or “.biz” instead of “.com”. In Australia there are many alternatives to choose from – “”, “” and “”.

If you still can’t find the name you want, contact us and we’ll be happy to suggest some for you.

Who owns my domain name?

Domain names are as a licence. As you hold the domain name licence you can do what you want with it. For example, you can use it to point to a web site or use it as an email address.

At OziBiz Promos all domain names we register are registered in the customer’s name. This means that for the duration of the registration period YOU are the licence holder of the domain name.

When the licence is due for renewal, you will have to pay a renewal fee. If you do not renew the licence, then it will become available for any eligible applicant to register on a first come first served basis.

Can I register a brand name?

If it is your brand-name then yes. However, it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not infringe on the rights of any other company or individual. If you register a brand-name or company name which belongs to another company as a domain name, we reserve the right to cancel the registration. Furthermore, you will be liable for any costs incurred as a result of the registration.

How long does my domain name take to register?

Wherever possible we will perform registrations as soon as your order is submitted online. However, some domain names do require manual processing and these will normally be processed within 1 working day.

Please note that automated registration only applies to the following domain names:
.com | .net | .org | .info | .biz | |

I don’t have a web site, can I still register a domain?

OziBiz Promos offers free domain name parking. When you are ready to start your web site please advise your requesting host or web developer of your user name, password and details along with your login url of

If you do not wish for your host or developer to have access to all your domains under your account, you may wish to assign a technical contact of the specific domain to your host/developer, giving them access to only that domain with their own username/password.
Alternatively ask your host/developer for the dns name server information and input the required information yourself.

If you are looking for a company to host your web site, OziBiz Promos can offer you affordable web hosting / e-mail facilities. Visit our ‘web hosting‘ section for more information.

What is a domain name?

A domain name (e.g. signifies your own unique address on the Internet. It is how your customers will remember you and find you among the millions of other web sites on the Internet.

How many characters can my domain name have?

Your domain name can have up to 63 characters, not including the extension ( or are examples of extensions).

My domain name still appears to be available?

Your domain name may still appear available on some Who Is search databases after you have registered it. Please allow 48 hours for your application to filter through all the registrars’ systems.

Who can register domain names?

To be eligible for a domain name in the 2LD, registrants must be:

a) an Australian registered company; or
b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
c) an Australian partnership or sole trader;
d) a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
e) an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
f) an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark 1 ; or
g) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
h) an Australian commercial statutory body.

Who can register domain names?

Anyone is eligible to register names in the major New Zealand extensions such as,, – you DO NOT need to be a New Zealand company to do so.

If you’re using the web site or email for personal use such as a Blogg, you might prefer a web site address.

What characters can be used in domain names?

Domain names can have up to 63 characters. This means that the domain name you choose – You will sometimes find references to 67 character domain names, this includes the dot and the letters c-o-m as an additional 4 characters.

One of the advantages of longer domain names is that you can register phrases such as or

The valid characters for use in a all domain name are:

- any of the letters a to z example
- any numbers 0 to 9 example
- you may also use a hyphen (-) example
- the domain can be a combination of numbers, letters and hyphens
- the domain can begin and end in a number example
- the domain name cannot begin or end with a hyphen
- the domain name must be a minimum of 2 characters long

Register Local Domain Names

Register Locally

If your company is located in Australia, you can register a domain name even if your business activity includes export trade. If you have an international presence, a top-level domain such as .com, .net , or .org is more suitable. Many businesses choose to register all three, and we suggest doing so. All three addresses can “point” to the same e-mail account and web site.

Conversely, you might open a virtual office in another country. For example, could also register, which may “point” towards the same site, attracting a larger audience. Don’t forget to check to see if a local presence is required in the country you wish to register.

Avoid Trademarked Domain Names

Avoid Trademarked Domain Names

Ensure someone else has not trademarked the name you register. You cannot register names already registered as copyright (for example, McDonalds). Like company names, domain names are unique and cannot be duplicated. Avoid registering domain names that are similar to your competition or to famous trademarks. Businesses have lost their rights to registered domain names due to conflicts with existing trademarks for off-line companies.

Register Product Domain Names

Register Product Names

When users search the Internet for a particular product or service they often search by product or service, rather than business name. To increase the chances of having your site found, register extra domain names that relate to your core business or products. If you owned the hypothetical company name of Widgets & Widgets co. but you sold an array of household products, you could register generic domain names relating to all aspects of household goods. You may be too late to snap up obvious domain names such as or, but a little creative thinking into alternatives can be lucrative. These alternative domains can be easily linked to your main web site.