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Domain Names

Domain
Names

Domain names play a significant part in a websites overall digital footprint. They are often the first interaction a user will have with a brand or website, so its important to make a good impression.

We offer affordable domain registrations, without any catches. We are up front, reliable and committed to providing the very best domain name services.

Identity Protection

Whois ID protection included.

Domain Management

24/7 secure domain control.

FREE DNS Hosting

Globally redundant DNS hosting.

Domain Name Services

Domain Name Search & Registration

Domain registration that’s fast, secure and affordable. Search for your ideal address and register a domain name in a few simple steps; select from a huge range of extensions from Australia and around the world.

When you register a domain name it will be ready to manage in just a few minutes. Each domain name comes with advanced features including ID privacy, external DNS hosting and full nameserver control.

Domain Name Transfer

Have an existing domain name? transferring it to Optic Empire is easy. Our domain name transfer service is secure, affordable and FAST. We complete all of the background work with your existing registrar making it a painless process.

Many domain extensions offer a free domain name transfer. Once a transfer is complete the domain can be managed and renewed like normal through your easy to use domain control panel.

Domain Extension Guide

Domain names support a variety of different extensions based on location, niche or the more generic top level domain. Find all the info you need on just about any domain you can think of.

Got Domain Questions?
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What is a domain name?

A domain name is essentially a pointer to an online server (where you web page is stored). It can add a personal touch or be used for branding. e.g. johnsblog.com or mybusinessname.com.au. It’s much easier to remember and access a domain name than a server address directly.

What makes a good domain name?

A lot factors can come into play when you’re registering a domain name. If you’re not using a combination of your business name directly, you can get a little creative with it.

The best domain names:

  • Are memorable – something that sticks with the user.
  • Aren’t a mouthful  – long domains are harder to remember.
  • Avoid double characters from adjoining words – they can lead to confusion.

Don’t over obsess – some of the most “boring” domains are the most successful.

How do I choose a domain name?

If you are having trouble choosing a domain name to use, a few things you can try are.

  • Use your business name
  • Using your industry
  • Make an acronym (NASA) or initialism (NBN) of your name
  • Various combinations of the above

Should I register more than one extension?

Our advice is YES, If you find a domain name you are happy with and it is available in multiple extensions you should register them.

It’s more about protecting your future website – from a competitor or other entity registering them to leverage your success. It’s a small cost now to save you from the headache it can bring you down the track.

The most common domain extensions you should/could register include:

  • TLD (top level domain) .com, .net, .org
  • ccTLD (country code top-level domain) specific to your business or market eg .com.au, .net.au
  • gTLDs (generic top level domain) .shop, .online, .website

Where do I manage my domain name?

Once your domain name is registered you can manage it through your members area.

There are many functions available for your domain including:

  • manage domain nameservers
  • control domain whois protection/privacy
  • update your domain contacts
  • enable and manage our FREE domain DNS hosting records

You can also register and renew your domain names.

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