Phil Joel
Phil Joel Director at SavvySME

How do I register my own domain name?

What is the best way to register my own domain name for my new website? Are there any important things to note or consider?

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Nick Morris

Nick Morris, Owner at Wicked Cow Marketing

Crazy Domains is a good place for's and pretty cheap. Make sure you ignore all the up-sells though otherwise it will end up being expensive

Paul Zisson

Paul Zisson, Founder & CFO at

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I use and they also run a cheaper subsidiary if you just want the domain name reserved with some basic hosting (you will need hosting as well if you want your site to go live and set up email accounts). Use the search function to check if the name you want is available. Generally, domains with .com and are more lucrative and domain names with small character lengths have great saleability (normally 3-8 characters) if that is an objective. Also use actual words in your domain name as this may help your google searches to drive traffic to your website.

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Jeremy Duff

Jeremy Duff, Graphic Designer at JLD Design

Hi Phil,

To register you own domain name, you must create a listing on a site that offers that service.

Try searching around google for some sites and compare prices between them,  companies that are in your country offering domain name registration are usually a good place to start.


Reetha Joy

Reetha Joy

You can create your own Domain Name by the Domain Registration service from .Here they provide domain name you own to your website,Domain Forwarding and Masking, Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson, CEO at

A domain name is very easy to register. You can do this through any domain registrar like GoDaddy or NameCheap. Some web hosting companies will provide you with a free domain name at the time of sign up as well.

To learn more about domain names and how to come up with an original one of your own, check out these domain name generators. Each one is unique and will set you off in the right direction for registering your domain name.

Brodey Sheppard

Brodey Sheppard, Founder & Managing Director at sitecentre

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Getting a domain name is easy! 

Go to enter your domain name and follow the steps.

Not every domain register is created equaly though. Some offer low sign up fees but really expensive renewals, some hide your domains password and hold it for random and some are simply insecure. So choose wisely. 

Matt Antonino

Matt Antonino, owner & SEO consultant at High on SEO

If you want a .com, you can register it almost anywhere, such as If you want a, you'll need to use a registrar such as You will need a business ABN (they say "related" but realistically, this isn't much of a hurdle as long as you have an ABN.) Once you have a domain name, you'll need hosting. The type you need depends on the type of site you're going to be hosting.

Rac Three

Rac Three

you might also need a namespace service if you are running your own service. some domain provider also provide namespace service.

Who Am1

Who Am1

quick & easy way to get in without any outlay.

Kealey Nutt

Kealey Nutt, Director at Eleven & Twelve

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I use DNSimple. Because, well, they provide a really SIMPLE straight forward service.

Osanda Cooray

Osanda Cooray, Seach Marketing Specialist at Netstarter

I was wondering if it is possible to get an Australian domain name without having ABN/ACN/StateBN/TM # or Incorporated Assoc # ?

James Norquay

James Norquay, SEO Director at

No it is not possible to get a domain with out a ABN number or a Global Trademark.