3 steps to choosing the right Domain

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.


Of course if you need our help we love helping with the early stages of business branding and helping you to stand out in the crowd. We can do this for you at a once off setup fee $100 just contact us.


IMPORTANT Read steps 1 & 2 first before registering a Domain or a 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.


Here are a few popular Business Name examples you may be familiar with -


nicknames Macca's

family names T-Bone & Sons

colours Red Bull

food Apple

shapes Square

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


Now, 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 for longevity like will it still sound great after 10 or 20 years ?


2. Searching and Registering your Business Name

Now you have chosen your business name you should search the ASIC Register - Australian Securities & Investment Commission for your business name.


Register a Domain Name
Register a 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!

Australian Securities Investment Commission
ASIC Business Name Register

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 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

Google Domains

Godaddy Domains

Crazy Domains


and so many more to choose from just search for '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


This 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.


We use the Wix Website Editor to create our web designs and website templates and currently

Wix Website Hosting plans include a FREE Domain name voucher for 1 year - so get in quick !


FREE Domain name voucher with a Yearly Premium Wix Website Plan
Wix Website Domains

A good article in depth for beginners and creating a domain name and how they work

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/beginners-guide-what-is-a-domain-name-and-how-do-domains-work/














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