are currently calculated at around 150% of the US fees to include GST.
These prices are subject to change depending on exchange rate variations.
Currently $AUD 1.00 = approx $USD 0.75 (May 2004).
affordable Australian website prices!
page sophisticated website design..... $249
One year's hosting & management
(normally $264, over 40 per cent discount first year !)..... $150
Domain name registration (dot com) !............$0
Limited free updates !........... $0
cost: $A 399
The Website Package
(A four page sophisticated
site design, plus a years management & hosting on the net,
plus name registration, plus three hours free maintenance included!)
The Website Package
includes the purchase of a .com, .biz, .info or .ws site name
for a year. (Not a .com.au) If you already own any type of site
name, total package cost is just $375.
Site design only
Purchase a four page
site design without the hosting, management, name and maintenance. $249
Add an additional web page
(price includes up
to two photo scans and placements) $60
Additional supplied photo
scan & placement
$20 (20 per
cent discount for 10 or more photos)
Additional photo licence purchase
from our stock library
(if relevant image
available, price includes page placement) $20
Affordable additional work
for package buyers
(graphic & writing
services, design, logo design, animations, banners etc) $40 per
The minimum chargeable unit of time is 30 minutes ($20).
Second year's hosting &
$264 (pa) (based
on a rate of $22 per month)
Prices start from
domain names (.com.au)
Registering an Australian
.com.au domain name is more expensive than registering a .com
or other international name. It is also subject to much more stringent
regulations such as only being available to registered Australian
businesses. However, there are advantages for companies which operate
primarily within that country.
may have changed since time of writing.
about domain names
- Your domain name
must be derived from your registered company, business or trading
name (ie ABN, ACN, ARBN, RBN or Incorporated Association etc). Only
registered commercial entities are eligible.
- Abbreviations are
- Only one domain
name registration is generally allowed for each business entity or
trading name listed against your business number.
- Generic domain
names like "business.com.au" are no longer available (though
some registrations made years ago still exist).
- Australian place
names are not allowable on their own.
- Domain names can
be up to 63 letters in length. Use only lower case letters and numbers
- The registration
licence to use a .com.au name cannot be transferred to a third party.
- Though it is possible
for someone to apply for your domain name on your behalf, you must
still be registered as the administrative contact.
Pros & cons of ".com"
- Most of the best
.com names are taken. More name possibilities are available
under .com.au your company name is most likely available.
- Because of the
strict rules governing the .com.au name, this type of name
will usually be perceived within Australia as being more trustworthy
than a .com one.
- A .com name
is much cheaper and easier to register.
- A .com name
is easier to remember (if you can get a good one).
- A .com name
is generally preferable if you intend to operate internationally or
Rules are subject
to change, please check your registrar's site for accurate and up-to-date
with melbourneIT (for .com.au)
may vary from what appears below as at time of writing the company was
undergoing structural change (in 2003). Their site will of course be
scroll down to the link "Register your .com.au domain names with
your ABN number".
An option is presented
where you can first check that your chosen name is listed as a legal
or trading name with an ABN via www.abr.gov.au
After verifying this,
click on the "Register" option at left which will take you
Here, there is a domain
name availability search engine for you to check your desired name.
If available, click
the checkbox and click the "add to basket" button.
Check the box saying
you understand and agree with conditions.
Names in Secure Mode".
A secure page appears
(you should see a padlock icon at base of page).
Fill in the relevant details. You will need your registered business
name and number (eg your ABN or ACN).
You also need to have
or create an "NIC handle" which is a sort of identity registration
number. (Think of it as being like your phone number).
= Network Information Centre. By having a unique NIC handle a J Smith
in Sydney can have a different "handle" to J Smith in Brisbane.
(Internet Names Worldwide (INWW) forwards registration applications
to the Australian Network Information Centre (AUNIC) which in turn is
managed by Telstra Internet.)
So, under the section
"Licensee Contact Person" click on the "NIC Handle Creation
Tool" to generate yourself a handle. You simply input your details
and ABN. The site does the rest.
If your name is J
Smith, you get a handle like: JS1234-AU. You also get a registry key
number like: JS1234-AU|5678 which is like a password. Keep a safe record
of these numbers, and input the handle into the text field. Hit the
A page appears listing
all your relevant details. Click the checkbox confirming that the details
are correct, then "Continue Registration".
Finally, you arrive
at the Payments page. By clicking the "Proceed" button, you
can access methods of payment such as a 21 day invoice sent to your
email address or an immediate online secure payment system.
That's it! You've
registered your name!
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