First Year Prices

It’s tempting for domain name sellers to write FREE in big red bold letters or $1 per year but what happens after the first year? Some domain name sellers choose to write their normal yearly price in small text and some make it difficult to see at all.

If you see domain names for FREE or $1 per year, it’s best to read more and determine how much it will cost you to renew after the first year. Here at AU DOMAIN NAMES, all advertised prices are straight forward. The price you pay for the first year is the price you pay every year after.

Having said that, we have a price increase every now and then but no more than once in any three year period and we sometimes offer a small discount for some domain name extensions for paying for 5 years or 10 years at one time.

Choosing A Domain Name

Choosing a business name and choosing a domain name can be fun but with literally thousands of possibilities, it can be exhausting deciding which one will make you the happiest in the future.

If you don’t have experience choosing a business name and a domain name, it’s worth spending 30 minutes or so reading other people’s advice. Spend more time until the common advice sinks in.

Ideally try to get the domain name to match the shortest version of your business name or product name and if that’s not available, you have to compromise.

My Tip

Personally, I spend an hour or so brainstorming possible domain names and let my brain cogitate on the possibilities for a week or so and then try to make a decision. Try not to let the fear of someone else ordering a particular domain name before you rush you into to ordering it. The chances are very high that if it’s available now, it will be available next week.

How To Register A Domain Name

Follow the Search For a Domain Name link at the top of the page to go to our online store. Simply enter your desired domain name into the big search box to see a list of results. The results will show you your desired domain name with a choice of extensions, for example dotcom, dotcomdotau or dotau along with prices and availability. Feel free to enter a variety of domain names until you decide on one, or several to order.


If you backorder a domain name, you have to pay the domain price each year with no guarantee it will ever become available and even if it becomes available, there is no guarantee, you will have first dibs.

Ordering A Domain Name is Easy

Select the domain names you’d like to register and proceed through the checkout process.

Make sure you enter your email correctly so you receive important information regarding your domain name registration.

After you register a domain name, you’ll be able to login again anytime to see the progress of your order and manage your domain names.