Today’s blog looks at 3 simple steps to help you choose the right registrar for your website because with so many to choose from, how do you decide? Here are some key points to consider:
#1 Can I purchase a .com.au from this registrar?
First and foremost it would be wise to make sure the registrar you go with offers a .com.au domain name extension for purchase because in Australia, this is the number one port of call for small businesses. As explained by Australian registrar, Netregistry, your customers are more likely to trust a .com.au website as it is localised, and potential customers will see that your content is more likely to be more suited to their needs.
#2 Does the registrar offer value-added services?
Think about what you are looking in terms of value-added services for your website. Do you need a website builder or web hosting? Or maybe you want to ensure optimal security for your customers. Many registrars provide the option to order a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate which, as explained by webalive.com.au ensures that the data transferred between your server and your visitors is encrypted.
#3 What support options are available if I get stuck?
Hopefully, you won’t need it but if you do get stuck, it’s useful to have an idea of the type of support available. Before deciding on a registrar, check that their support services are in line with your requirements. Examples of popular online support options often include a phone number, live chat or being able to get in touch through an online form.
So there you have it. Three simple steps that you can follow when choosing a registrar to ensure that both your and your customers’ needs are met.
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