About Domain Names, Business Names and Trade Marks
Australian Domain Names
If you have a business, or a particular
product, or you are a sole trader, then you may well be able to get an
Australian website domain name that suits you.
Due to regulation, good '.com.au' names are far more
available than the '.com's of this world.
are only a few dollars more per annum but have some rules around their
allocation. This provides some customers with assurance that you are
not a fly-by-night operation.
It also puts context to your web site if
you are a local trader.
For example: as a business, bpresent has registered
bpresent.com as well as bpresent.com.au, .net.au and .net. We use
the different variations depending on our line of business and
also our target market. It is not necessary to go to this length but it can
help protect your product name.
A domain name is just a domain name
While on the subject, having a particular website
name does not necessarily give you any rights as far as that name's usage
outside the world wide web (in fact you may still run into trouble even if
you have successfully bought a name). It is simply a web site name.
It is worthwhile looking into registering your
business or product name as a trade mark
If you would like assistance with this, or an other aspect
of business, product or trade mark registration,
we can also be of assistance.
We suggest you check for the availability of a domain
name that suits you or your business.
We can shop around for the best deal going in terms of domain names but, with recent increased
competition the basic price is the same. A number of companies have 'added value' options
but if you are going to use your name for a fully fledged website, these add-ons
If you want to avoid the hassles of shopping around, simply use the above searches to find
the name and let us know the name you have chosen and we will buy it on your behalf as part
of your package (note that we will by it for you, it will be recorded with
you as the owner).
Australian Name Rules
As mentioned above, there are regulations in
place around the usage of the ".au" suffix.
These may work in your favour as it is difficult for someone
to 'steal' <Choose4Yourself>.com.au unless they have the same name (or can
somehow derive it from one of their products etc).
Australian domain name rules summary
commercial entities, such as companies (with ACN as registered
through ASIC), and businesses (registered with state
qualifications as com.au but suggested for entities who use the
internet as an integral part of their operations.
incorporated associations, political parties, trade unions,
sporting and special interest clubs.
charities and non-profit organisations.
individuals who are Australian citizens or residents.
classifications such as gov.au are not
available through the normal outlets.
When you purchase your domain name through bpresent it is your's to keep.
We will adopt the roles of "Administrative, Technical and Billing Contact"
and you will be registered as the "Owner".