3 steps to choosing the right Domain
Updated: Nov 13, 2022
Ok you have a plan, idea, business and you want to share it with the world ?
Website in a Wink have planned out 3 easy steps to follow to get you started with your business idea. If you want to go ahead and give it a go first, it's easy - a little planning goes a long way.
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Read steps 1 & 2 first before registering a Domain or Business Name !
1. Choosing your Business Name or Domain Name
Write down all your business ideas and your favourite business names or descriptive words you are thinking of choosing or maybe something you will use on your future marketing strategy.
Below are a few popular Business Name EXAMPLES you may be familiar with that have stood the test of time !
family names T-Bone & Sons
colours Red Bull
pop words Shazam
keywords Bank of South Australia
key phrases short or long Burger's are better at Hungry Jack's
trending topics Instagram
business names Google
Next, narrow down your list by crossing out the ones you don't think will work and get your friends, family and business acquaintenances to help they love to give an honest opinion.
Try to be unique with your Business Name and Domain Name it will help when you build your whole story and Business brand and choose a name to endure longevity, like will it still sound great after 10 or 20 years ?
2. Searching and Registering your Business Name
Now that you have chosen your business name you should search the Business Name Register
ASIC Register - Australian Securities & Investment Commission for your business name.
Select the 'check business name availability' enter your business name
(for this example I have used Doodoo Bags) funnily enough it is available!
Sometimes your business name may be too close to other business names and it will return 'unavailable' and there are a whole lot of other reasons you may not be able to register so best to check ASIC as you don't want to cut someone else's lunch or be disappointed.
However, if your lucky enough - like my example
Doodoo Bags it will show 'is currently available'.
Now you can register your business name and ABN by following this helpful guide Register your business which is official and has been put together by the Australian Government.
3. Register your Domain name
Your Domain Name is only an Online Address for your business website.
(The Domain name is just like a letterbox and the other name you may be familiar with is Website Hosting - this holds the Website Design,images and information and will come later and is just like your parcel of land where your House will sit with all it's content and images.)
Choose from a range of DOMAIN Hosts
and so many more to choose from just search for 'Register a Domain Name'
Search for your chosen business name (be quick don't wait too long they get snapped up real quick) then Register your Domain name
The domain registration fee is around $18 - $30 per year depending on the company you choose to register with and it get's cheaper the more years you select.
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