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Registering a Domain Name
Jun
11

Registering a Domain Name

Domain Name Support Craig Bilski

As we mentioned when we launched our new website, the focus for this iteration was automation. Clients can now quickly and easily register any domain names they wish to purchase through our website.

Please Note: If you are registering a .au domain, you will need your ABN/ACN Number and ABN Entity Name/Business Name to complete the process, so please have these on hand.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to register a domain name through our website.

Step 1.

Visit our website homepage at http://www.digitaldevelopments.com.au

Step 2.

Click on the ‘Domains’ link from our navigation bar.

Click on Domains

Step 3.

This will bring you to the main Domain Search Tool. This will very quickly tell you whether the domain name you are after is available for registering or it has already been taken. 

Domain Name Search Tool

Find the domain your looking for with our easy to use Domain Search Tool.

In the field next to www. simply start typing the domain name you would like to register. Then to the right you can select the domain suffix (.com, .com.au etc.) using the drop down provided. Once you are done, click on the  search icon or press the ‘Enter’ button on your keyboard.

Step 4.

You will be taken to a new page that tells you whether the domain name you chose is available or already taken. If the domain name was taken please repeat step 3 using the ‘Search for a Domain’ box at the top of the page, until you find a domain name that is available.

Step 5.

Select your domain name

Select your domain name and registration period

When you are happy with the available domain name you can select how long you would like to register it for using the drop down box next to it. All .au domain names can be register for 2 years only where as most other domain names can be registered for 1, 2, 5 or 10 years. Once you have selected your registration period, click the ‘Order’ below.

Step 6.

If you are registering a .au domain name you will now be asked to provide your business details.

Registrant Name: This is your registered business name or ABN Entity Name.
Registrant ID: This is your ABN/ACN or State business number
Registrant ID Type: Select whether your business is registered for an ABN, ACN or State Business Number.
Eligibility Type: Select the eligibility type of your business (Company, Sole Trader etc.)

Step 7.

It also gives you an option to select your nameservers. If you are hosting your website with Digital Developments you can leave the default nameservers, however if your hosting is else you can modify them using the fields provided. Click the ‘Update Cart’ button to proceed.

Step 8.

The final step is the checkout area. Simply choose your payment method on the right hand side and fill in your information on the left to create yourself an account. If you already have an account you can click the ‘Already Registered? Click here to login…’ link. Once you have filled in all the details, click the ‘Complete Order’ button.

Paypal – You will be taken to Paypal’s safe and secure payment system. Note: You can use Paypal to pay using your credit card without having to signup for an account.

Direct Deposit – You will receive an invoice containing our Direct Deposit payment details

There you have it! Your domain will be fully registered when Digital Development receives payment.

About the Author - Craig Bilski

Craig is a web developer at Digital Developments, programming custom designed websites using Wordpress. After hours he turns into a sports nut, rock music lover and enjoys amateur photography.

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