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Domain name registration and web hosting

The registration of your domain name is extremely important. It is important that you register your domain name as soon as possible if you have not already done so. There are a number of options available such as .com, .com.au and .au.

You can register your domain name through a registrar or reseller listed on the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website.

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Australian Internet community. They work with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and the Australian and international community to administer a trusted .au for the benefit of all Australians, and champion an open, free, secure and global Internet.

The .au country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) is part of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and they have been endorsed by the Commonwealth Government to ensure it is a secure, accessible and trusted Australian public asset for all Internet users. Their core functions, as set out by our Terms of Endorsement from Government, are to:

  • Ensure stable, secure and reliable operation of the .au domain, as part of Australia’s suite of critical infrastructure.
  • Administer a licensing regime for .au domain names based in multi-stakeholder processes that is transparent, responsive, accountable, accessible and efficient.
  • Advocate for, and actively participate in, multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes both domestically and internationally.

They also represent Australia’s interests internationally and have an agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the international body responsible for coordinating the Internet’s naming and numbering systems.

https://www.auda.org.au/accredited-registrars 

Panthur

Registering a domain name and purchasing hosting with Panthur is a simple process that can be completed in a few steps. Here is a general outline of how to register a domain name and buy hosting with Panthur:

  1. Visit the Panthur website and click on the "Domains" or "Hosting" tab.

  2. Search for the availability of the domain name you want to register by using the domain name search tool.

  3. Once you find an available domain name, add it to your cart and continue to the next step.

  4. Select the hosting package that best suits your needs. Panthur offers a variety of hosting options such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting.

  5. Add the hosting package to your cart and proceed to checkout.

  6. Review your order and provide your contact and billing information.

  7. Pay for your order using a credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

  8. Once your payment is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with your login details for your Panthur account.

  9. Log in to your Panthur account to access your domain and hosting account information.

  10. Configure your domain's DNS settings to point to your hosting server and set up your website.

Note: Keep in mind that domain names must be renewed every year, and hosting service have to be renewed as well. Make sure to check the terms and conditions and refund policy before proceed.

Webcentral

Registering a domain name and purchasing hosting on Webcentral can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Visit the Webcentral website and select the option to register a new domain name.

  2. Search for the availability of your desired domain name using the domain name search tool.

  3. Choose a top-level domain (TLD) such as .com, .net, or .com.au.

  4. Once you have found an available domain name, add it to your cart.

  5. Select the hosting package that best suits your needs. Webcentral offers different hosting options such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting.

  6. Add the hosting package to your cart and proceed to checkout.

  7. Create a Webcentral account or sign in if you already have one.

  8. Provide your contact information and billing details.

  9. Review and confirm your order, then proceed to make payment.

  10. Wait for your domain name and hosting to be set up, this process usually takes just a few minutes.

  11. Once your domain name and hosting are set up, you will receive an email with your login details and instructions for getting started.

  12. You can now start building and publishing your website on Webcentral hosting.

Note: Remember to renew your domain name and hosting before they expire, to avoid losing it, and also to check the terms of service and policies of the registrar.

Melbourne IT

Here are the basic steps for registering a domain name and buying hosting on Melbourne IT:

  1. Go to the Melbourne IT website and choose the option to register a new domain name.

  2. Use the search tool to check the availability of the domain name you want to register.

  3. Select a top-level domain (TLD) such as .com, .com.au, .net, etc.

  4. Once you have chosen your domain name and TLD, click on "Add to Cart"

  5. Browse through the hosting plans available on Melbourne IT and select the one that best fits your needs.

  6. Once you've selected the hosting plan, click on "Add to Cart"

  7. Review your order and ensure that your domain name and hosting plan have been added to your cart correctly.

  8. Click on "Checkout" to proceed to the checkout page.

  9. Fill in your personal information and billing details.

  10. Review your order again and ensure that all the details are correct.

  11. Click on "Pay" to complete the payment process.

  12. Once the payment is processed, you will receive an email from Melbourne IT confirming your domain name registration and hosting purchase.

  13. Follow the instructions in the email to configure your domain name's DNS settings and set up your hosting account.

  14. Once you have set up your hosting account, you can start creating and uploading your website content.

Note: Make sure you read the terms of service and policies before proceeding with the registration and hosting purchase.

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