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Domain Name Information

What is a domain name?

A domain name is the unique ‘address’ of a website. A domain name should have a direct reference or link to the domain name owner, for example, GT Web Hosting’s domain name is: This makes your site easy to find for on-line users. No two domain names are the same.

What are the different types of domain names?

Most domain names registered in Australia end with – this end prefix identifies that the domain name owner is an Australian business or resident.

However, you may have noticed some other domain name prefixes, like .net or .org. So, what domain name is suitable for you? In brief, here is what each domain name prefix relates too:

  • is used by commercial entities such as companies with an Australian Company Number and businesses registered with State governments.
  • is recommended for organisations and companies that are using the Internet as an integral part of their operations
  • is for incorporated associations, trade unions, political parties, sporting and special interest clubs, and partnerships between disparate organisations.
  • is for verifiable non-profit and charitable organisations.
  • is reserved for the people of Australia to create their own online identity.

Websites registered in Australia generally have the prefix, however, you can also register the .com version too protecting your brand which is a great way to ensure no-one else can appear similar to you. (if it is available).

Why should I register a domain name?

As mentioned above, domain names are unique. No two businesses can share the same domain name. As more and more businesses and individuals register, there are less and less domain names available.

Now is the time to secure your on-line address for your future business success. Contact GT Web Hosting or visit our online ordering portal today to register your domain name, we offer competitive prices for domain name registration.

Please note, to register a or domain name, you will need to have an ABN or ACN.

How to choose a domain name.

It is important that your domain name reflects your on-line intentions and activities. For business websites, it is best to choose a domain name that is similar to your business name, or business activity.

For personal or family sites, then choose your name or something that has meaning to you and your on-line visitors.

Domain names should be simple and straight-forward. You want people / customers to easily be able to remember it and find it on the internet.

Would you like to check availability now? Go to our domain checker and see.