Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Professional Website

As part of my new career direction I want to set up a professional website which is not linked to this blog. Snork Maiden found a cheap and easy service for buying a domain name and hosting a website: www.crazydomains.com.au. It is so much cheaper than my ISP's offerings. It sounds great. Only question is what domain name to go for. Here are some options:

www.myname.com

www.myname.net

www.myname.org

All these are available. Let me know what you think. I found that there are restrictions on .au domains. You can't get a .com.au or .net.au without an Australian Business Number. And you really have to be a non-profit organization to get a .org.au domain.

1 comment:

Rafi said...

Generally you should make .com your primary domain. It is easiest to remember or guess. .org would be useful to position yourself as a non-profit organization but not for a business.

As for whether to take a general .com or a .com.au domain, the guideline is generally whether your market is global or local. If your business is Australian in nature or it is important in some substantial way that you are in Australia then take a .au. Otherwise .com.