Domain Name Registration in Australia – A Complete Guide

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If you or your business are based in Australia and looking to register a domain name, this guide will provide you with a step-by-step process of selecting and registering a domain name.

Step 1: Choose a domain name

The first step is to select a domain name that represents your brand or business. Ensure that the domain name is easy to remember, relevant to your business, and available for purchase.

Step 2: Choose a domain name extension

The next step is to choose a domain name extension, such as,,, etc. Your choice of domain extension will depend on the nature of your business, location, and target audience.

Step 3: Check domain name availability

Before registering a domain name, check its availability using the .au Domain Administration’s (auDA) WHOIS lookup tool. This tool will also inform you about the current registrant of the domain name and whether it is available for purchase. We’ve made it easier to perform an .au domain search by incorporating the WHOIS lookup tool into our domain registration services.

Step 4: Register the domain name

Once you have selected a domain name, extension and verified it’s availability, you can register it through a domain registrar or reseller. Several accredited domain registrars are available in Australia, and we also provide domain registration services.

Step 5: Provide registrant details

When registering a domain name, you will need to provide registrant details, such as name, address, email, and phone number. This information is necessary to establish legal ownership of the domain name, additionally for .au domains you will require any of the following ABN – Australian Business Number, ACN – Australian Company Number or BN – Business Number as required by auDA to register a domain.

Step 6: Pay the registration fee

The final step is to pay the registration fee, which varies depending on the domain registrar, extension, and registration period. The fee typically covers the cost of registering the domain name for a specific period, usually between one to five years.

How to Buy a Domain Name in Australia?

To buy a domain name in Australia, follow the steps mentioned above for registering a domain name locally. Additionally, you can also purchase a domain name from a current registrant through a domain marketplace or broker such as Velocity Host. It is crucial to ensure that the domain name is legitimate and not involved in any trademark infringement or cyber-squatting.

How Much Does a Domain Name Cost in Australia?

The cost of a domain name in Australia depends on several factors, such as the domain registrar, extension, and registration period. Generally, the cost of a or domain name ranges from around AUD $20 to $40 per year, while a domain name costs around AUD $10 to $20 per year.


In conclusion, registering a domain name in Australia is a simple process that requires careful consideration of your business’s online identity. By following the steps mentioned above and selecting a reputable domain registrar such as Velocity Host, you can secure your online presence and establish your brand’s credibility.


If you need any assistance, or have questions regarding the process, feel free to contact us.

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