Comparison of Australian US domain registration providers

| March 18, 2016 | 14 Comments

UPDATED 18/03/2016  With every Australian wordpress hosting account you will need a Domain name. The first most important thing you would need to consider is “Do i get a Aussie domain” or  do i get a “.com domain. Then comes the price factor whihc is equally important. Read on..

So what’s a domain name ?

In simple terms it’s like an address to your blog or website.

Just like people need an address to get to your house, on the internet they need a domain name with the www to find your blog or website .

You do not have to be a company or organisation (“organization” in US English) to register a domain name. Any individual can register a domain for themselves from as less or $1 or $2 for a www domain name (when they are special deals), but normally its priced between $10 and $14 for .com domains and just a little more for which is Australian domains.

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Should i get  a .com or domain

Registering a domain improves local search results and marks your business as Australian, but if you are just after starting a hobby blog or a personal blog you can surely start off with a cheaper .com domain.

What is .au or  domain name ?

.au represents the Top Level Domain for Australia and is the preferred Domain Name for all Australians.  Japan (.jp) and Germany (.de) are other examples of Top Level Domains.

Any website that ends in .au is a website built specifically for Australian Internet users. For commercial purposes. Includes commercial entities, currently registered and trading in Australia, as well as commercial products and services.

One way of getting cheaper domain and still making it relevant to Australia is to either get the term Australia or Australian attached to the domain name while  thinking of a domain name.

For example… if you are thinking or a gadget blog (you could try if is available ). BTW Its not available  as i already own it and its my  other gadget blog , but to just give you the idea, the name puts Australia  in it  to show its a Australian related domain name  and I got this .com domain much cheaper @$.9.99 instead of  $20 or more for a

Most of the domains pricing below is  for 1 year unless where specified for longer term. Most “aussie domains“( registration  has a minimum registration of two year term ,so you will need to multiply the prices below x 2 in most cases.

Comparison of 8 Australian and US .com  domain registration providers

Below are the price features  and details of some Australian and  US based web-hosting companies that provide hosting for  blogs and websites


SmartyHost started in 1999 is a privately owned Australian web hosting and cloud services provider with a price range at that time of $20 for

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Domain renewals cost more (currently $29.50 per year) and  Australian Minimum registration period for  domain names is two years as with most providers.

Godaddy is one of the largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider in the world and has more than 12 million customers around the world. They also cater to the Australian market and is the only US provider to compete with local domain providers  to give a cheaper price for domains
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$9.99 for (as of publishing)

Updated Discount Link: Godaddy Offer ( Currently .com $1)

2 year registration required for domains( regular price$14.99)

24/7/365, round-the-clock customer care operations and good phone support


3. (AUS)

teh australian crazy domain provider

For 2 years its $12 ( current sale price)
Crazy Domains was originally founded in 2000 and provide services as  a domain name registrar, web hosting and online marketing company$3

$12 for
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Regular price is $9
Minimum registration period for is for 2 years


4. (US)

when domain is namecheap

Namecheap was founded in 2000 and has over 800,000 clients and over 3 million domains under its management. They provide services like domain registration, web hosting packages, secure SSL certificates, WhoisGuard domain name privacy

They are the only provider who actually reduce the price if you register your domain for more years.$10.69
$14.98 for Prices get cheaper  a few cents if you register for more years

2 years minimum registration for domain
* Free WhoisGuard Privacy Protection, a $2.88 value*


5. (AUS)

aussie domain provider netregistry
Netregistry since 1997 is Australia’s trusted online provider offering domain names, hosting and online marketing services$12.50
$16.95 for

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Hostgator not only provides cheap hosting but also domains LLC founded in 2002 is a world-wide provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting$12.95
$NO for With hostgator you can get a www .com domain and the hosting for your domain in the same place and in one seamless transaction7.

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Registrations for international and Australian domains
australian domain in abottle

$30 (1year)
$99 for years)Its a bit surprising how these people are so pricey

Aussie hosts now redirect to uber

uber domain provider australia

They provide a lot of services  such as; software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, domain registration, web and email hosting, ecommerce, instant messaging and collaboration, dedicated servers and bespoke managed enterprise systems$16 for .com (1year)
$30 (2years) for

Most of the  us providers provide the additional services like Url forwarding and cloaking, email forwarding ,Dns and MX servers records adjusting  for free

Domains ending with  .com  or are not the only options available and people can easily buy .info or .org  or .net .au which are generally more cheaper  than a .com or domain

when you need domain privacy block name address from domain

Privacy is another extra  that one might need to consider  while buying domain,  most domain providers  charge a extra charge for privacy they block out your personal email contact and address from the website if you take the privacy option provide by the registrar.

How to Register Your Own Domain Name

If you have a website or blog , you should seriously consider registering your own domain name. So what is a domain name ? A “domain name” is a name like e.g. “”” which you give to your website , which you can then  use to refer or point to your website or blog.

Registering a www domain in 5 minutes

Generally, there are no restrictions on who can register .com domain name, the period of registration can vary from 1 to 10 years

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Buying your own domain name can be a great way to set up your own website/blog and/or personalized email address.

To register a domain name its as simple as doing search on the domain name provider for your name


Go daddy Domain Checker 

Do a domain search in godaddy

Example: Say you are going to start a bbq recipe blog, go to the website and in the search button put in bbqrecipe and search (go) and they will tell you if its available or not availbale  to register ( and also provide you other name options and prices) , and if  the name you want is not available , you will need to try different variations to the name until you get related name and then buy the domain via PayPal or your credit card or other payment options available and this whole process is done in 5 minutes.


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JJay blogs on Technology related products ,websites, SEO, Social Media and blog promotion. JJay also writes articles for Stock market , Finance and business blogs and websites.

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  2. It’s a good head ups, JayJay. I’ve just read your post and done a good comparison about both .com and .com domain. This is something worth to read and I’ll share this in my social network too. 🙂

  3. Go daddy says:

    I like your write up
    I have actually switched over from smarty host to godaddy reading your article and thanks for the discount link .. i bought 4 au and com domains

    time for aussie domain providers to up thier game

  4. Kev says:

    I think generally .com are perceived as american based websites. So if you want a entirely Australian focus its still better to register a address.

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