An important part of developing an online identity for your business is choosing and securing a suitable domain name.
A domain name is as important as your own name or business name. It serves to identify your business, who you are and what you do.
KBD Web Design provide advice and take care of purchasing, registering and managing domain names for your business.
Domain Name FAQs
Which extension should I use?
There are many to choose from.
.com and .net are commonly used top level extensions.
.com.au and .net.au are available for Australian business entities only.
They are the preferred choice for Australian businesses as they clearly identify the country of origin and are recognised and trusted by local consumers.
How many domain names do I need?
You only need one for your website, but as a business you may think about purchasing more.
Domain names are unique.
So as a business you may like to secure the same domain name with different extensions.
eg. joeblogs.com, joeblogs.net, joeblogs.com.au and joeblogs.net.au
This protects your business identity online, by stopping other very similar domain names being purchased by third parties.
How much will it cost?
There are a wide range of prices on offer.
There are also a number of things to think about when purchasing a domain name.
You can buy one yourself from about $12 from any number of resellers.
It is cheaper this way, but at some point your web designer or IT personnel will need to access the settings of the domain name . This will take time for them to access and change the settings through a third party. And every bit of time costs money.
So, we recommend buying through your web designer, which should streamline the next stages of getting your website online.
That being said, be aware of how much you are paying.
I have seen business domain names selling for $100+ per year.
While that is a small investment, KBD Web Design register and manage your domain names for only $25 per year.
All done for you without a fuss.