Aussies: Domain Name Registration Help!

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  1. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Hey all,

    Starting a business/company/whatever it's classed as with a partner.

    Hosting my website from home, but i would like a domain name to link to from home, easy enough.

    In order to be able to do this I need a ABN + TFN for the business, being somebody who isn't in business i have no idea on the expenses or anything how to do this, and being a uni student ZERO cost would be ideal.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as to what I should do :)

    Thanks in advance
    DoFoT9
     
  2. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Hmm sorry don't think being a uni student will get you something free.
    I'm not sure even if your qualified to get a .edu.au domain.

    cheapdomains.com.au
    $19 AUD a year.

    You may want to look into paid hosting, hosting it yourself on terrible Australian connections with low transfer rates probably won't be too good. Keep in mind the security risks of using your own computer as well.
     
  3. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    haha no i knew being a uni student wouldnt give me a discount, was just trying for a cheap way out of it in terms of registering the ABN + TFN.

    i have found a domain name 2year contract for $66 but yours looks bloody good! ill check them out some more.

    i consider myself rather informed in terms of security and whatnot, its running apache so its not exactly crap technology. its only on my PC box anyway so i dont care about that :p

    i have considered payed hosting, the deals are pathetic tbh. that and adding your domain name that you have bought to their server costs ALOT.

    thanks for your input.

    oh and also:: will there be any troubles connecting the static IP to the domain name??
     
  4. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    It's free to register an ABN, go to the website (http://www.abr.business.gov.au) and apply online. Takes like 10 min.

    Also I use Jumba for hosting (4 domains on 1 hosting account.) Costs me less than $10 a month. And regularly they have half price sign up promotions.
    Reasonable deal I think.
     
  5. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    thanks for the reply :) that Jumba doesnt include domain name registration right?

    not sure who i wanna go with now, its probably better to register domain name + hosting with the same company i take it.. no extra costs..

    thanks :)
     
  6. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    Jumba will register a .com.au for between $19 and $29 depending on current promotions.
     
  7. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    i saw the $19 for two years, looks very tempting! their bandwidth is quite impressive too..

    comes down to credibility i guess and service. :):)
     
  8. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    I've used them for 3 years without issue. Not to say they are perfect, but for small business have suited me well.
     
  9. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    great thanks, have they been reliable in terms up up-time and whatnot?
     
  10. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah no great issues.

    They use cpanel for administration.
    I use IMAP mail, and have several wordpress installs running.

    Max 4 domains on the 1 hosting account, unlimited email addresses, and mysql databases.

    I've also heard good things about "Cove", but have not used them personally.
     
  11. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    ok great thanks, have their prices changed at all noticeably within the last little bit??

    thanks so much!
     
  12. mkcitizen macrumors newbie

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    You can register from online for free domain name registration & also you can check the availability of domain name
     
  13. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the link but i was looking for somewhere australian
     

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