Domain name

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A domain name is a name that allows people to find your web site on the internet. Your domain name should usually be similar to your business name, or related to your business. You can then use this name for your web site (www.mysmallbusiness.com.au) and email address (peter@mysmallbusiness.com.au). You can continue to use your domain name for as long as you continue to pay the registration fee.

Domain names are issued by a domain registrar such as MediaCloud.

Generic top-level domains

Unsponsored

  • .biz
  • .com
  • .edu
  • .gov
  • .info
  • .int
  • .mil
  • .name
  • .net
  • .org
  • .asia

Australian

Australian domains end with the .au

  • .com.au - Commercial
  • .net.au - Network
  • .org.au - Organisation
  • .asn.au - Association
  • .id.au - Individual
  • .gov.au - Government
  • .edu.au - Education

Please see Requirements for Australian domain names.

Education domain names

Some domain names can only be managed through alternate areas instead of a typical domain management system. These educational domains must be delegated following the links below. The .sa.edu.au domain is not part of the other edu.au domains.

  • .aero
  • .cat
  • .coop
  • .jobs
  • .museum
  • .pro
  • .travel

Proposed

  • .geo
  • .kid
  • .kids
  • .mail
  • .sco
  • .web
  • .xxx

See also

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