Domain names

Choosing the right domain name is a priorty. This should be done as soon as possible after you have decided the business or subject of your website. If everyting else is equal, a domain name containing a key search word will go towards getting your website a better position in a Google search.

Don’t register a domain name which can be confused with an existing name. This can only cause confusion and grief. If there is a .COM.AU version of you name already taken, then think up another name. Don’t register the .NET.AU version.

If possible register .COM.AU and .COM versions of your name, just as a defence against confusion in the minds of your visitors.


Platypus Websites Pty Ltd is an independant reseller of domain names and hosting. We shop around to provide these services at competitive prices. Ask us for advice.

Our personal service saves you the hassle of forms and substantiation of entitlement. Just call or email design@platywebs.com.au .

Save expense and go to www.platypusdomains.com.au to register a name. We are $100 cheaper than Melbourne IT for .COM.AU names.

Check availability at whois.melbourneit.com.au — then save money by registering your name through us. Registries hold tens of thousands of domain names so they don’t phone you if you forget to renew. But we as resellers can do that.