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Domain Names

Where do you start when it comes to domain names?

A domain name is the URL address of your website. For instance, if your business is called My Business, you would generally have a website domain name of or

There are different rules regarding domain name registrations, depending on the type of domain name you are registering.

We will focus on the Australian domain of as there are a number of rules and requirements you need to follow to successfully register your domain name.

auDA is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the domain space.

In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.

The minimum requirement to register a domain name is an ABN. If you can't remember your ABN, go to the Australian Business Register website and do an ABN Lookup. It is important that your ABN details are up to date as this can cause issues in the future when managing your domain name.

For such a small part of the puzzle, it is the most important part and if not managed and kept up to date, can ultimately see your domain name de-registered.

Keep an eye out in our library for articles discussing domain names in more depth.

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