Registering a Domain Name
If you want to follow this guide open a new window and navigate over to GSVR domain registration page here. You will then be asked to type in the domain you would like. If you scroll down on the registration page you will notice there are some helpful tips on selecting the right domain name for you.
For the purpose of this guide, we will register a domain also. We are going to register UNIGAT.com.au
Once you have selected your domain name hit the “search domain” button, this will now take you to another page, this will display available domain TLDs. TLD is short for top level domain which is basically .com .net .org etc. The screen will look like the following:
For this guide, we will be registering the .com.au version of the domain. Australian domains can only be registered for a minimum of 2 years. There is no limit to the number of domains you can register, you can select as many as you like.
Once you have decided your exciting new domain name click the Add button, the “Add” button will then turn into a “check out” button, go ahead and click the checkout button. You will then need to fill in your details. When registering a “.au” you are required by Australian law to provide a valid Australian Business Number or ABN. You can find your ABN on the ABN Lookup website. If you do not have a ABN you can either register a .com or any other TLD that does not have a .au prefix. If you would like to register an ABN so you can have your own .au domain head over to ABR website or simply Google register for an ABN this is run by the Australian Government.
You only need to complete 2 sections of this form.
- Registrant Name – YourName on your ABN number
- Registrant ID – Your ABN Number
Remember you can get this information from the ABN lookup website and doing a search for your name.
Now click Continue
You are now on the last stage, confirm everything is correct and click Checkout.
The last stage of the process is to fill in your billing details and complete your order.
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