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Want to register a personalised domain name for your business? MYOB Atlas makes it easy to choose and purchase as many domain names as you like. Before you start, you might want to learn about domain names (web addresses) and extensions, or get some help with choosing a domain name.
Want to link a domain name you registered elsewhere? See Linking domain names to your website instead.
To choose and purchase a domain name, follow the steps below.
- Click Buy a domain name in the Things to do toolbar.
- On the Buy a domain name page, enter the domain name you want to purchase in the Search for a domain name field, choose the extension you want (such as .com.au) and click Go.
If the domain name you searched for has already been registered or is otherwise unavailable, you'll be asked to try searching for a different domain name.
- On the next page, you'll see the following sections:
- Register your domain name: review this section to confirm that you've chosen to register the correct domain name.You'll also see the default registration period, and the cost.
- Registrant contact information: this section contains the contact information you've provided MYOB Atlas, which will be used to register your domain name.
- ABN: if you're registering a .com.au or .net.au domain name, enter your current, registered ABN in this section. If you haven't registered your ABN yet, you'll need to wait until you have before registering your domain name.
- Domain name eligibility: it's legally required for you to confirm that your business is eligible to register your chosen domain name. For more information, see What do I need to know about domain name eligibility? in the FAQs below.
- Billing information: if your credit card details are already entered, check that they're correct. If you want to use a different card, click Use a different credit card to add another one. If your credit card details aren't already entered, click Add a credit card to add one.
Once you're finished, click Make payment.
- On the next page, you'll get confirmation that your domain name was registered successfully. You'll also be able to Create email addresses to match it, Tell the world about it or Buy another domain name. If you don't want to do any of these things, click Return to your site.
It will take a few hours for your domain name to become active. After that, you can make it your website's primary domain name. For more information, see Setting your website's primary domain name.
When a domain name is registered, certain information is collected for use on the WHOIS service. The WHOIS service allows internet users to query a domain name to find out the identity and contact details of the registrant. The public WHOIS service is a standard feature of domain name systems around the world. Please see auDA s WHOIS policy at http://www.auda.org.au/whois-policy which sets out auDA's guidelines on the collection, disclosure and use of WHOIS data.
Your domain name registrar is the company who you registered your domain name through. They're responsible for updating your registrant details and renewing your domain name when it expires.
Under Australian domain name regulations, your business needs to conform to a certain type be able to buy a .com.au or .net.au domain name, and your ABN is used to confirm this. For more information, see What do I need to know about domain name eligibility?
It's legally required for you to confirm that your business is eligible to register your chosen domain names. There are a couple of things you need to confirm.
First, you need to confirm how the domain name is connected to your business. The domain name can be either:
- an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of your company or trading name, organisation or association name, or trademark, or
- otherwise closely and substantially connected to your organisation or activities undertaken by your organisation.
You also need to confirm that your business conforms to one of the following types:
- Commercial statutory body
- Industry body
- Sole trader
- Registered business
For more information, see auDA's Domain name eligibility and allocation policy rules.
It may take up to 24 hours for a domain name to be registered. After this time, you'll be able to use it to access your MYOB Atlas website.
To check the status of your domain name registration, click My domain names in the Settings toolbar, then check the status next to the domain name in the Domain names purchased through MYOB section. If it shows 'Pending registration', the registration is still being processed.
As the owner of your business and your MYOB Atlas website, you own the license to your .com.au domain name (and all other domain names that you register through MYOB Atlas) for the period of time specified in your license. MYOB is your domain name registrar, and is responsible for updating your registrant details and renewing your domain name when it expires.
You can purchase an unlimited number of domain names through MYOB Atlas.
Click My domain names in the Settings toolbar, then check the expiry date next to your domain names in the Domain names purchased through MYOB section.
The length of time you can register a domain name for depends on the domain name extension, or variant.
- Top-level domain names (such as .com, .org and .net) can be registered for a period of 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 years.
- Second-level domain names (such as .com.au and .net.au) can only be registered for a period of 2 years.
You can renew your domain names at the end of each registration period.
To find out how much your domain names will cost to renew, click My domain names in the Settings toolbar, then check the cost next to your domain names in the Domain names purchased through MYOB section.
If a problem occurs while registering or paying for your domain names, you'll receive an email with the relevant details.
The registrant email address for your domain name is the address that your domain name registrar (the company who you registered your domain name through) uses to contact you, the registrant. If your domain name is registered with MYOB Atlas, your registrant email address will be the same as your account email address (that is, the address MYOB Atlas uses for all communications with you).
To update this email address, click My account on the Settings menu, then click Edit account information in the Account information section. You can then update the address in the Email address field.
This will update both your registrant email address (for any domain names registered with MYOB Atlas) and your MYOB Atlas account email address.
You can find details in Registrant Rights and Responsibilities Under the 2009 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.