- Are they any requirements to register a domain name?
Certain domain extensions require registration criteria to be met;
.com.au and .net.au domains can only be registered by an Australian registered company, or business with a registered business number (ABN, BRN, BN). You will need to supply this number during the order process. The domain name you order will need to be an exact match, acronym or abbreviation of the supplied business registration, or it should bear a close and substantial connection to the domain name. Domains can be two to 63 letters in length. Words can be separated by hyphens but not spaces.
.org.au domain names can only be registered by a ‘non-commercial organisation’. The domain name you register needs to have a solid relationship to the organisation to which it represents.
.id.au domain names are intended for individuals who reside in Australia, anyone is free to register their own name.
.com and .net domain names are not restricted and can be registered by anyone.
.biz, .org and .info domain names are not restricted and can be registered by anyone.
.nz domain names are intended for people in, or with ties to, New Zealand. Anyone can register them – there are no restrictions on .nz domain names.
.uk domain names are intended for people in, or with ties to, the United Kingdom. Anyone can register them – there are no restrictions on .uk domain names.
Publicly available new TLD domain names are not restricted and can be registered by anyone. Some TLD's are classed as premium and attract a higher annual cost.
- Can I transfer my domain to WP Hosting even if you don't host my website?
Yes, we can manage your domain even if we don't manage your website. You have the option of pointing the domain to your DNS host, or using our DNS service.
- Will I receive an email reminder before my domain is due to expire?
Yes, we send reminders before your domain is due to expire. We provide ample warning which ensures you will never lose your domain due to it expiring.