Put simply, your domain name is your website’s address.
For example, mine is frankdesign.net.au. Your domain name is unique to you; once you have registered it, nobody else can register the same one for as long as you continue to renew it.
First, you need to select a domain name for yourself. I can help to check if your selection is already chosen and what alternatives are available.
Think of a couple of names, just in case the one you want isn’t available. For example: www.joesboats.com.au, www.joesboatsaustralia.com.au or www.joesboatswa.com.au
If you want to use “joesboats” and the .com.au option isn’t available, think about using a different suffix. For example: .com, .net, .org etc.
It makes sense to keep your domain name and hosting with the same person if possible as they need to access information for both services to set up and keep your site updated. I’ve been working with Andrew Broad from Fastnet Wireless for many years now and highly recommend his services.
I provide Andrew with your information and he will set up your domain name on your behalf. You are sent a renewal once this term is up and must renew before it expires or your site or related emails will cease to work.
.com.au – $25 for two years
.com – $12 per year
Bought through Net Logistics by Andrew Broad
There are many categories from which to choose, and some suffixes (also called extensions) are more popular than others.
These also can include secondary suffixes such as .au (Australia) or .nz (New Zealand) – these are the country codes that appear behind the main suffix eg. www.yourbusiness.com.au or www.yourbusiness.net.au
Other domain name suffixes are available for both business and personal use.
Who Is Troika?
Troika is a strategy firm providing advice to small and medium-sized businesses. We offer strength in numbers and diversity. We are a collaborative group that leverages collective expertise to solve client challenges.
Heather Frank is Troika's Lead Advisory for Website & Graphic Design.