Register Multiple Versions

Register Multiple Versions of Your Name

Register all possible domain name variations related to your company name. If your company’s name is hard to spell, register common misspellings. Register every domain people might use to find your company.

Take this example: Before America Online acquired Time Warner for $178 billion, it registered at least 21 domain names that might be useful to the new company, named AOL Time Warner, from AOLTW.com to AmericaOnlineTimeWarner.com. Alternatively, web sites exist that capitalize on misspellings using them as advertising vehicles and diverting customers from your site.

Spelling Mistakes

Consider Spelling Mistakes

Consider mistakes people will make when typing your web site address and how your domain name sounds when you have to read it over the phone to a customer. Explaining special characters, abbreviations, and spelling is awkward and doesn’t make good business sense. Will customers accidentally make spelling mistakes? Will they use the plural form of a word instead of the singular form, or visa versa? Make a list of possible mistakes, and register additional domain names that incorporate these mistakes.

Alternate Names

Select Alternate Names

If your first domain name choice is not available choose another alternative and register a variation of your first choice.

For example, if your business name is Mrs Granny Gardening, but mrsgrannygardening.com.au and the more obvious gardening.com.au are registered, try adding a small letter such as “e” to indicate that it’s an online business. Or add the word online. Or add your location to attract local customers:

  • egardening.com.au
  • GardeningOnline.com.au
  • SydneyGardening.com.au

Use a little creativity, and you may find your alternative beats your original choice.
Once you’ve got a list of alternatives for your online business, test them with your friends and colleagues to see which ones they like best. Make sure these names can be easily pronounced and spelled by your test audience. Then, rank them in order of popularity.

Length n Impression

Length Matters

Conventional wisdom states that a good domain name is easy for customers to remember, easy to spell, and short. That said, it’s increasingly difficult to secure short domain names among top level domain names such as .com, .net and ,org. In these cases (and you have 67 characters to choose from), it’s preferable to choose a meaningful statement such as Lawservice.com.au” or Hotelreservations.com.au,” rather than lrs.com or hrs.com

Give a Good Impression

We all know that first impressions can be crucial, so choose your domain name carefully. Domain names often come without spaces, so pay careful attention to the total package. For example, MyCarYard can look like mycaryard.

Strong Domain Names

Your Internet Business Domain Name

A strong domain name is the key to your Internet presence. It should be recognisable and relate to your business name, brand, product, and/or activities. Make sure it fits on a business card and is easy to remember whether seen in print or mentioned over the phone.

Use the name people know you by. Don’t abbreviate, unless the abbreviation is your company’s trademark. Ask your co-workers, your customers, your friends, and your family what domain name they’d expect your company to have.

Don’t forget to include your domain name in your site’s logo and put your domain name on all company promotional materials such as business cards and stationary.

New Zealand Domain Names

New Zealand Domain Names – Minimum 1 year term

.co.nz Most Popular New Zealand Domain Name Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Businesses, Companies & Organisations pursuing commercial aims and purposes

.net.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Organisations and service providers directly related to the NZ Internet

.org.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Not-for-profit organizations.

.ac.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Tertiary educational institutions and related organisations.

.school.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Primary, secondary and pre-schools and related organisations.

.geek.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for ALL GEEKS! (Technical enthusiasts)

.gen.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand individuals and other organisations not covered elsewhere.

.maori.nz Our price AU$48 per 1 year term

Recommended for New Zealand Maori people, groups and organisations.

Global Domain Names

Global Domain Names - Minimum 1 year term

.com Most Popular Global Domain Name Our price AU$30 per 1 year term

Recommended for any Global organisations or companies/businesses and individuals.

.net Our price AU$30 per 1 year term

Recommended for any Global organisations or companies/businesses and individuals.

.org Our price AU$30 per 1 year term

Recommended for any Global organisations

.info Our price AU$30 per 1 year term

Recommended for any Global organisations or companies/businesses and individuals.

.biz Our price AU$30 per 1 year term

Recommended for any Global companies or businesses .

Australian Domain Names

Australian Domain Names – Can only be registered for 2 years at a time

.com.au Most Popular Australia Domain Name Our price AU$60 per 2 year term

Recommended for Australia businesses. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.

.net.au Our price AU$60 per 2 year term

Recommended as a good alternative for Australia businesses. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.

.org.au Our price AU$38 per 2 year term

Recommended for Australia for noncommercial purposes. Includes not-for-profit organisations, charities, churches, welfare groups etc.

.id.au Our price AU$48 per 2 year term

Recommended for everyone, if you want to be an individual? Register your own personal name now, and be part of Australia’s fastest growing name space.

.asn.au Our price AU$42 per 2 year term

Recommended for Australia incorporated bodies, political parties, trade unions, sporting and special interest clubs and ‘partnerships’ between disparate organisations.

Domain Name Benefits

What are the Benefits of a Domain Name?

There are several options. If you’re not quite ready to start building a Web site, you can just register and hold the domain name to ensure that you can use it in the future.

Once you’re ready to put your business online or establish a personal Web presence, you can build a Web site (or have one built for you) and publish it for the world to see.

Whatever your situation, if there’s a particular domain name that you want, it’s good to register it quickly. There’s no guarantee that a domain name available today will be available tomorrow.

What is a Domain Name

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is really just your address on the Internet. It’s where people can find you, and it serves as your online identity. Businesses typically register domain names with their company name and sometimes also register their product names. Individuals often register family names or names that have a personal interest to them.

Domain names have two parts: the label and the extension, or top-level domain, separated by a ‘dot.’ In aussiesitesearch.com, ‘aussiesitesearch’ is the label and ‘com’ is the top-level domain.

There are over 20 domain name extensions to choose from. Popular domain name extensions such as .COM and .NET are typically used by for-profit companies, while .ORG is often used to denote a non-profit organization. Other generic extensions such as .INFO and .BIZ have more recently become available as well. You can also register domain names that are specific to a certain country. For example, the extensions .AU, .US, .UK, and .DE correspond to the Australian, United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, respectively.