Australian Domain Names (ending in .com.au - .net.au - .org.au etc) are issued by auDA - the .au Domain Name Administration. To register one of these names, your application must go through an Accredited Domain Name Registrar, and at time of writing, there are about 38 authorised registrars.
PLEASE NOTE: Interstellar is NOT an accredited registrar, but we can place your domain name registration through any one of the accredited registrars, on your behalf. We can also act on your behalf to register domain names in most overseas localities and most Top Domain Levels. Please contact us for special requests
Domain Name selection At Interstellar, we advise on the validity and suitability of your chosen domain name. Domain names must comply with certain strict and binding rules for acceptability. We often suggest names for you with appropriate "marketing" value. We also check the availability of the chosen name, and advise on alternatives if the name you want is taken or not permitted.
It's YOUR domain name..! We submit the application form on your behalf... BUT WE ALWAYS PLACE THE DOMAIN NAME IN YOUR NAME... we do not claim or assume any control or proprietary interest in your name. It's your domain name and that's that..!
We DO create an email address at Interstellar for the acceptance of notices, alerts and renewal reminders etc, from the Registrar, but if, at any time, you chose to hand the management of your domain name to anyone else... or decide to do it yourself... we immediately and without question, pass all current information, IDs, passwords, etc, to you, and direct any emails or correspondence from the Accredited Registrar directly to you.
Yes... we charge a profit-loaded price We do NOT receive any commission or "kick backs" from any registrars... we DO charge a profit-loaded price to cover our time and effort, and the benefit of our experience in helping you select a potential domain name, and ensuring that you receive renewal information in a timely fashion.
First...if you have an Australian-based registered firm, such as YourName Industries, you should register youname.com.au rather than yourname.com (the international version). You'll find that Australian-based website visitors will tend to type the ".au" just from force of habit, when they try to view your web site or send you an email. If you have NOT registered the Australian version, the "dot-com-dot-au" domain name will not exist, or if it does, it will not be yours, so email will NOT be delivered to you, and visitors will not find your web site. Also, it's appropriate to display an Australian domain name as it indicates that you are an Australian-based organisation... an important value in these times..!
Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address, so it can be found.
When you register a domain name, you do NOT own it... you simply have the exclusive licence to use it as long as it stays registered to you. You automatically have the right to renew the registration when it falls due, so you cannot lose your domain name, as long as you keep it registered, and you don't break any rules which would cause you to lose the right to the name. It's like a car registration… it denotes that you have the right to use the car on the road as long as you don’t break the rules.
The IP address consists of four sets of numbers, such as 123.456.78.910. To be able to connect to any particular computer on the Internet, you need to know its IPaddress. As numbers are hard to remember, “domain names” are used instead to identify IP addresses.
Once you register your domain name, that domain can be "delegated" to your chosen "hosting server". You house or "host" your domain and web site on the server which is a large computer permanently connected to the Internet. Any e-mails that are addressed to your domain (such as fred@mydomain.com.au) arrive at the right hosting server where you can download them to your desktop or portable computer or SmartPhone... and anyone in the world can find your web site (www.yourdomain.com.au) hosted within your domain on the same server computer. click here for more information on hosting servers
The Domain Name System (DNS) The domain name system (DNS) automatically translates domain names into their correct IP address.  When someone sends you an e-mail, it goes to the DNS which then sends the e-mail straight to the correct domain.    When someone types your website address into their "browser", the request goes through the Domain Name System, and connects their computer to your domain where the website is located, and downloads your web site to their computer, so it's displayed on their screen.
your Domain - Your Place in CyberSpace..!
Domain Name Registration and “Ownership”
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a very important year for all Australian domain name holders, and indeed, all users of the Internet, or those who access Internet users and domains in Australia, because later this year, auDA will be launching the new category of Australian domain namesdesignated “yourname” .au (with the stand-alone .au extension)
As soon as the new category is officially announced, please feel free to contact us for the latest information and instructions on how to comply with the new rules, and how to take advantage of the new domain names, and your rights if you already have a .com.au or .net.au (etc) type domain name.
In March this year, our Managing Director (Leslie Callaway), following 23 years of designing and producing web sites for Australian clients, was apointed to the General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC) of the auDA. For more information about the auDA GASC, please visit this link:-
Interstellar NEWS!
.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD. [country code: Top Level  Domain]  In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.  In its 2017/2018 review of auDA the Australian Government issued a new, modernised terms of endorsement.  In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.  As part of that sponsorship agreement auDA is responsible for the management of the .au zone file, ensuring it is accurate, up to date and continuously available.  auDA achieves this through the technical management of the primary and (multiple) secondary name servers that make up part of the .au Domain Name System infrastructure.  auDA oversees and deploys new technologies and initiatives in the .au name space, which includes: Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) auDA Information Security Standard (ISS) (auDA is ISS compliant) auDA performs the following functions: develop and implement domain name policy license 2LD (2nd Level Domain) registry operators accredit and license registrars implement consumer safeguards facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy represent .au at ICANN and other international fora technical management of the .au zone file manage and maintain a secure and stable Domain Name System Role of auDA Annotated extract from the web site of auDA  4th October 2019  -  with an active link to the auDA web site                 https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/ auDA assesses and grants the authorisation for all the approved Domain Name Registrars in Australia, and ensures their operations are fair, honest, efficient, maintain all appropriate records and are generally properly managed. At the time of creating this web site (October 2019) there are aproximately 38 Authorised Domain Name Registrars, and ALL Australian domain names must be properly registered under strict rules and guide lines for their operation.                     is the not-for-profit official Australian Government initiated controlling body for the Australian Domain space… covering all domain names with the extension  .au  (including  .com.au  -  .net.au  -  .org.au  -  .gov.au  etc)
If you already have a domain and use the Internet… or if you are generally involved in the Internet industry… or even if you are just interested in the “workings” of the Internet, the World Wide Web and domain names, and want to contribute to its continuing success… at Interstellar we strongly recommend that you become an Associate Member of the auDA. Membership is free, and there are many advantages and benefits in becoming an Associate Member, and you can read more, and apply to become an Associate Member by clicking (or tapping) this link to take you to the correct part of the auDA web site.
At Interstellar we strongly recommend that you to join auDA as an Associate Member. The .au name space is one of the most trusted in the world. Join auDA for free and help keep it that way. auDA needs forward thinking digital industry experts like you to ensure our domain landscape stays safe, secure and fair for all Australian internet users. As an Associate Member, you’ll have your say on important digital issues and access exclusive member benefits. So don’t just watch this digital space. Own it. For more information on becoming an Associate Member of auDA visit this link... https://www.joinauda.org.au/
Australian Domain Name Administration
Why you should have an “.au“ domain name
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If you have another computer, portable or phone with a smaller screen size, take a look at this same web site - www.interstellar.com.au - and you’ll see how it still fits comfortably on the smaller screen size.
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It's YOUR domain name..! We submit the application form on your behalf... BUT WE ALWAYS PLACE THE DOMAIN NAME IN YOUR NAME... we do not claim or assume any control or proprietary interest in your name. It's your domain name and that's that..!
We DO create an email address at Interstellar for the acceptance of notices, alerts and renewal reminders etc, from the Registrar, but if, at any time, you chose to hand the management of your domain name to anyone else... or decide to do it yourself... we immediately and without question, pass all current information, IDs, passwords, etc, to you, and direct any emails or correspondence from the Accredited Registrar directly to you.
Yes... we charge a profit-loaded price We do NOT receive any commission or "kick backs" from any registrars... we DO charge a profit-loaded price to cover our time and effort, and the benefit of our experience in helping you select a potential domain name, and ensuring that you receive renewal information in a timely fashion.
First...if you have an Australian-based registered firm, such as YourName Industries, you should register youname.com.au rather than yourname.com (the international version). You'll find that Australian-based website visitors will tend to type the ".au" just from force of habit, when they try to view your web site or send you an email. If you have NOT registered the Australian version, the "dot-com-dot-au" domain name will not exist, or if it does, it will not be yours, so email will NOT be delivered to you, and visitors will not find your web site. Also, it's appropriate to display an Australian domain name as it indicates that you are an Australian-based organisation... an important value in these times..!
Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address, so it can be found.
When you register a domain name, you do NOT own it... you simply have the exclusive licence to use it as long as it stays registered to you. You automatically have the right to renew the registration when it falls due, so you cannot lose your domain name, as long as you keep it registered, and you don't break any rules which would cause you to lose the right to the name. It's like a car registration… it denotes that you have the right to use the car on the road as long as you don’t break the rules.
The IP address consists of four sets of numbers, such as 123.456.78.910. To be able to connect to any particular computer on the Internet, you need to know its IPaddress. As numbers are hard to remember, “domain names” are used instead to identify IP addresses.
Once you register your domain name, that domain can be "delegated" to your chosen "hosting server". You house or "host" your domain and web site on the server which is a large computer permanently connected to the Internet. Any e-mails that are addressed to your domain (such as fred@mydomain.com.au) arrive at the right hosting server where you can download them to your desktop or portable computer or SmartPhone... and anyone in the world can find your web site (www.yourdomain.com.au) hosted within your domain on the same server computer. click here for more information on hosting servers
The Domain Name System (DNS) The domain name system (DNS) automatically translates domain names into their correct IP address.  When someone sends you an e-mail, it goes to the DNS which then sends the e-mail straight to the correct domain.    When someone types your website address into their "browser", the request goes through the Domain Name System, and connects their computer to your domain where the website is located, and downloads your web site to their computer, so it's displayed on their screen.
your Domain - Your Place in CyberSpace..!
Domain Name Registration and “Ownership”
Why you should have an “.au“ domain name
Australian Domain Name Administration auDA assesses and grants the authorisation for all the approved Domain Name Registrars in Australia, and ensures their operations are fair, honest, efficient, maintain all appropriate records and are generally properly managed. At the time of creating this web site (October 2019) there are aproximately 38 Authorised Domain Name Registrars, and ALL Australian domain names must be properly registered under strict rules and guide lines for their operation.                     is the not-for-profit official Australian Government initiated controlling body for Australian Domain names, covering all domain names with the extension  .au  (including  .com.au  -  .net.au  -  .org.au  -  .gov.au  etc) .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD. [country code: Top Level  Domain]  In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.  In its 2017/2018 review of auDA the Australian Government issued a new, modernised terms of endorsement.  In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.  As part of that sponsorship agreement auDA is responsible for the management of the .au zone file, ensuring it is accurate, up to date and continuously available.  auDA achieves this through the technical management of the primary and (multiple) secondary name servers that make up part of the .au Domain Name System infrastructure.  auDA oversees and deploys new technologies and initiatives in the .au name space, which includes: Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) auDA Information Security Standard (ISS) (auDA is ISS compliant) auDA performs the following functions: develop and implement domain name policy license 2LD (2nd Level Domain) registry operators accredit and license registrars implement consumer safeguards facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy represent .au at ICANN and other international fora technical management of the .au zone file manage and maintain a secure and stable Domain Name System Role of auDA Annotated extract from the web site of auDA  4th October 2019 with an active link to the auDA web site: https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/
In March this year, our Managing Director (Leslie Callaway), following 23 years of designing and producing web sites for Australian clients, was apointed to the General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC) of the auDA. For more information about the auDA GASC, please visit this link:-
Australian Domain Names (ending in .com.au - .net.au - .org.au etc) are issued by auDA - the .au Domain Name Administration. To register one of these names, your application must go through an Accredited Domain Name Registrar, and at time of writing, there are about 38 authorised registrars.
PLEASE NOTE: Interstellar is NOT an accredited registrar, but we can place your domain name registration through any one of the accredited registrars, on your behalf. We can also act on your behalf to register domain names in most overseas localities and most Top Domain Levels. Please contact us for special requests
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a very important year for all Australian domain name holders, and indeed, all users of the Internet, or those who access Internet users and domains in Australia, because later this year, auDA will be launching the new category of Australian domain namesdesignated “yourname” .au (with the stand-alone .au extension)
As soon as the new category is officially announced, please feel free to contact us for the latest information and instructions on how to comply with the new rules, and how to take advantage of the new domain names, and your rights if you already have a .com.au or .net.au (etc) type domain name.
If you already have a domain and use the Internet… or if you are generally involved in the Internet industry… or even if you are just interested in the “workings” of the Internet, the World Wide Web and domain names, and want to contribute to its continuing success… at Interstellar we strongly recommend that you become an Associate Member of the auDA. Membership is free, and there are many advantages and benefits in becoming an Associate Member, and you can read more, and apply to become an Associate Member by clicking (or tapping) this link to take you to the correct part of the auDA web site.
At Interstellar we strongly advise you to join auDA as an Associate Member. The .au name space is one of the most trusted in the world. Join auDA for free and help keep it that way. auDA needs forward thinking digital industry experts like you to ensure our domain landscape stays safe, secure and fair for all Australian internet users. As an Associate Member, you’ll have your say on important digital issues and access exclusive member benefits. So don’t just watch this digital space. Own it. For more information on becoming an Associate Member of auDA visit this link... https://www.joinauda.org.au/
Please Note: This page is set for desktop computers with page resolution of 1024 pixels wide.
If you have another computer, portable or phone with a different screen size, take a look at this same web site - www.interstellar.com.au - and you’ll see how it still fits comfortably on the different screen size.
Website design & construction by Interstellar - copyright 1996-2019
Select another Interstellar department from the Main Menu at the top of this screen
We can advise you on legal requirements for a domain name…
What is auDA..?               what do they do..?  and why you should join them..! click here for details How Interstellar can help you with your domain name click here for details Australian Domain Name Administration
auDA assesses and grants the authorisation for all the approved Domain Name Registrars in Australia, and ensures their operations are fair, honest, efficient, maintain all appropriate records and are generally properly managed. At the time of creating this web site (October 2019) there are aproximately 38 Authorised Domain Name Registrars, and ALL Australian domain names must be properly registered under strict rules and guide lines for their operation.
is the not-for-profit official Australian Government initiated controlling body for Australian Domain names, covering all domain names with the extension .au (including .com.au - .net.au - .org.au - .gov.au etc)
In March this year, our Managing Director (Leslie Callaway), following 23 years of designing and producing web sites for Australian clients, was apointed to the General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC) of the auDA. For more information about the auDA GASC, please visit this link:-
Interstellar NEWS!
Australian Domain Names (ending in .com.au - .net.au - .org.au etc) are issued by auDA - the .au Domain Name Administration. To register one of these names, your application must go through an Accredited Domain Name Registrar, and at time of writing, there are about 38 authorised registrars.
PLEASE NOTE: Interstellar is NOT an accredited registrar, but we can place your domain name registration through any one of the accredited registrars, on your behalf. We can also act on your behalf to register domain names in most overseas localities and most Top Domain Levels. Please contact us for special requests
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a very important year for all Australian domain name holders, and indeed, all users of the Internet, or those who access Internet users and domains in Australia, because later this year, auDA will be launching the new category of Australian domain namesdesignated “yourname” .au (with the stand-alone .au extension)
As soon as the new category is officially announced, please feel free to contact us for the latest information and instructions on how to comply with the new rules, and how to take advantage of the new domain names, and your rights if you already have a .com.au or .net.au (etc) type domain name.
If you already have a domain and use the Internet… or if you are generally involved in the Internet industry… or even if you are just interested in the “workings” of the Internet, the World Wide Web and domain names, and want to contribute to its continuing success… at Interstellar we strongly recommend that you become an Associate Member of the auDA. Membership is free, and there are many advantages and benefits in becoming an Associate Member, and you can read more, and apply to become an Associate Member by clicking (or tapping) this link to take you to the correct part of the auDA web site.
At Interstellar we strongly recommend that you to join auDA as an Associate Member. The .au name space is one of the most trusted in the world. Join auDA for free and help keep it that way. auDA needs forward thinking digital industry experts like you to ensure our domain landscape stays safe, secure and fair for all Australian internet users. As an Associate Member, you’ll have your say on important digital issues and access exclusive member benefits. So don’t just watch this digital space. Own it. For more information on becoming an Associate Member of auDA visit this link... https://www.joinauda.org.au/
Interstellar …worlds aart!
Website design & construction by Interstellar - copyright 1996-2019
Select another Interstellar department from the Menu at the top of this screen
Contacting us for further information
Join auDA and have your say in the running of this industry
Please Note: This page is set for tablet computers with page resolution of 800 pixels wide. If you have another computer, portable or phone with a different screen size, take a look at this same web site - www.interstellar.com.au - and you’ll see how it still fits comfortably on the different screen size. click here for details Background information                               What is a domain name and why do you need one..?
we can assist in your choice of an appropriate name…
we can register the domain name IN YOUR NAME…
Interstellar can find the most appropriate Registrar for you Needless to say, all the Registrars are very competitive, and we constantly monitor the situation to see who is currently offering the best price... the best service... or additional services and benefits, and we try to place your registration with the most appropriate Registrar.
For many years, we placed most registrations with one particular firm, who were very professional and reliable... they handled applications quickly... responded promptly to special requests... and sent "count-down" alerts approaching the renewal dates, such as 60 days to go, 30days, 14 days. Now the registration business has become very competitive, and we monitor the registrars to select the organisation that we feel will give you the best service and value at the time of your registration.
Domain Name selection At Interstellar, we advise on the validity and suitability of your chosen domain name. Domain names must comply with certain strict and binding rules for acceptability. We often suggest names for you with appropriate "marketing" value. We also check the availability of the chosen name, and advise on alternatives if the name you want is taken or not permitted.
It's YOUR domain name..! We submit the application form on your behalf... BUT WE ALWAYS PLACE THE DOMAIN NAME IN YOUR NAME... we do not claim or assume any control or proprietary interest in your name. It's your domain name and that's that..!
We DO create an email address at Interstellar for the acceptance of notices, alerts and renewal reminders etc, from the Registrar, but if, at any time, you chose to hand the management of your domain name to anyone else... or decide to do it yourself... we immediately and without question, pass all current information, IDs, passwords, etc, to you, and direct any emails or correspondence from the Accredited Registrar directly to you.
Yes... we charge a profit-loaded price We do NOT receive any commission or "kick backs" from any registrars... we DO charge a profit-loaded price to cover our time and effort, and the benefit of our experience in helping you select a potential domain name, and ensuring that you receive renewal information in a timely manner.
First... if you have an Australian-based registered firm, such as YourName Industries, you should register youname.com.au rather than yourname.com (the international version). You'll find that Australian-based website visitors will tend to type the ".au" just from force of habit, when they try to view your web site or send you an email. If you have NOT registered the Australian version, the "dot-com-dot-au" domain name will not exist, or if it does, it will NOT be yours, so email will NOT be delivered to you, and visitors will NOT find your web site. Also, it's appropriate to display an Australian domain name as it indicates that you are an Australian-based organisation... ...an important value in these times..!
Background information What is a domain name and why do you need one..?
Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique address, an IP (Internet Protocol) address, so it can be found.
When you register a domain name, you do NOT own it... you simply have the exclusive licence to use it as long as it stays registered to you. You automatically have the right to renew the registration when it falls due, so you cannot lose your domain name, as long as you keep it registered, and you don't break any rules which would cause you to lose the right to the name. It's like a car registration… it denotes that you have the right to use the car on the road as long as you don’t break the rules.
The IP address consists of four sets of numbers, such as 123.456.78.910. To be able to connect to any particular computer on the Internet, you need to know its IPaddress. As numbers are hard to remember, “domain names” are used instead to identify IP addresses.
Once you register your domain name, that domain can be "delegated" to your chosen "hosting server". You house or "host" your domain and web site on the server which is a large computer permanently connected to the Internet. Any e-mails that are addressed to your domain (such as fred@mydomain.com.au) arrive at the right hosting server where you can download them to your desktop or portable computer or SmartPhone... and anyone in the world can find your web site (www.yourdomain.com.au) hosted within your domain on the same server computer. click here for more information on hosting servers
The Domain Name System (DNS)
The domain name system (DNS) automatically translates domain names into their correct IP address.
When someone sends you an e-mail, it goes to the DNS which then sends the e-mail straight to the correct domain.
When someone types your website address into their "browser", the request goes through the Domain Name System, and connects their computer to your domain where the website is located, and downloads your web site to their computer, so it's displayed on their screen.
your Domain - Your Place in CyberSpace..!
Domain Name Registration and “Ownership”
How Interstellar can help you with your domain name selection, registration and management
Why you should have an “.au“ domain name
worlds apart..!
Australian Domain Name Administration
auDA assesses and grants the authorisation for all the approved Domain Name Registrars in Australia, and ensures their operations are fair, honest, efficient, and maintain all appropriate records and are generally properly managed. At the time of creating this web site (October 2019) there are aproximately 38 Authorised Domain Name Registrars, and ALL Australian domain names must be properly registered under strict rules and guide lines for their operation.
is the not-for-profit official Australian Government initiated controlling body for Australian Domain names, covering all domain names with the extension .au (including .com.au - .net.au - .org.au - .gov.au etc)
auDA performs the following functions: develop and implement domain name    policy license 2LD (2nd Level Domain) registry    operators accredit and license registrars implement consumer safeguards facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy represent .au at ICANN and other    international fora technical management of the .au zone file manage and maintain a secure and stable    Domain Name System Role of auDA  .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD. [country code: Top Level  Domain]  In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under the Telecommunications Act 1997.  In its 2017/2018 review of auDA the Australian Government issued a new, modernised terms of endorsement.  In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.  As part of that sponsorship agreement auDA is responsible for the management of the .au zone file, ensuring it is accurate, up to date and continuously available.  auDA achieves this through the technical management of the primary and (multiple) secondary name servers that make up part of the .au Domain Name System infrastructure.  auDA oversees and deploys new technologies and initiatives in the .au name space, which includes: Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) auDA Information Security Standard (ISS) (auDA is ISS compliant) Annotated extract from the web site of auDA  4th October 2019 with an active link to the auDA web site: https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/ Interstellar NEWS!                                                                                         In March this year, our Managing Director (Leslie Callaway), following 23 years of designing and producing web sites for Australian large and small business clients, was apointed to the General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC) of the auDA. For more information about the auDA GASC, please visit this link:-                                                                                               www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/gasc/
Australian Domain Names (ending in .com.au - .net.au - .org.au etc) are issued by auDA - the .au Domain Name Administration. To register one of these names, your application must go through an Accredited Domain Name Registrar, and at time of writing, there are about 38 authorised registrars.
PLEASE NOTE: Interstellar is NOT an accredited registrar, but we can place your domain name registration through any one of the accredited registrars, on your behalf. We can also act on your behalf to register domain names in most overseas localities and most Top Domain Levels. Please contact us for special requests
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a very important year for all Australian domain name holders, and indeed, all users of the Internet, or those who access Internet users and domains in Australia, because later this year, auDA will be launching the new category of Australian domain namesdesignated “yourname” .au (with the stand-alone .au extension)
If you already have a domain and use the Internet… or if you are generally involved in the Internet industry… or even if you are just interested in the “workings” of the Internet, the World Wide Web and domain names, and want to contribute to its continuing success… at Interstellar we strongly recommend that you become an Associate Member of the auDA. Membership is free, and there are many advantages and benefits in becoming an Associate Member, and you can read more, and apply to become an Associate Member by clicking (or tapping) this link to take you to the correct part of the auDA web site.
At Interstellar we strongly recommend that you to join auDA as an Associate Member.  The .au name space is one of the most trusted in the world. Join auDA for free and help keep it that way.   auDA needs forward thinking digital industry experts like you to ensure our domain landscape stays safe, secure and fair for all Australian internet users.  As an Associate Member, you’ll have your say on important digital issues and access exclusive member benefits. So don’t just watch this digital space Own it. For more information on becoming an Associate Member of auDA visit this link... https://www.joinauda.org.au/ As soon as the new category is officially announced, please contact us for the latest information and instructions on how to comply with the new rules, and how to take advantage of the new domain names, and your rights if you already have a  .com.au or .net.au (etc) type domain name. Contacting us for further information
Join auDA and have your say in the running of this industry
Interstellar can find the most appropriate registrar for you Needless to say, all the Registrars are very competitive, and we constantly monitor the situation to see who is currently offering the best price... the best service... or additional services and benefits, and we try to place your registration with the most appropriate Registrar.
For many years, we placed most registrations with one particular firm, who were very professional and reliable... they handled applications quickly... responded promptly to special requests... and sent "count-down" alerts approaching the renewal dates, such as 60 days to go, 30days, 14 days. Now the registration business has become very competitive, and we monitor the registrars to select the organisation that we feel will give you the best service and value at the time of your registration.
Domain Name selection At Interstellar, we advise on the validity and suitability of your chosen domain name. Domain names must comply with certain strict and binding rules for acceptability. We often suggest names with appropriate "marketing" value. We also check the availability of the chosen name, and advise on alternatives, if the name you want is taken or not permitted.
It's YOUR domain name..! We submit the application form on your behalf... BUT WE ALWAYS PLACE THE DOMAIN NAME IN YOUR NAME... we do not claim or assume any control or proprietary interest in your name. It's your domain name... and that's that..!
We DO create an email address at Interstellar for the acceptance of notices, alerts and renewal reminders etc, from the Registrar. If, at any time, you chose to hand the management of your domain name to someone else... or decide to do it yourself... we immediately and without question, pass all current information, IDs, passwords, etc, to you, and direct any emails or correspondence from the Accredited Registrar directly to you.
Yes... we charge a profit-loaded price We do NOT receive any commission or "kick backs" from any registrars... we DO charge a profit-loaded price to cover our time and effort, and the benefit of our experience in helping you select an appropriate domain name, and ensuring that you receive renewal information in a timely manner.
First... if you have an Australian-based registered firm, such as YourName Industries, you should register youname.com.au rather than yourname.com (the international version). You'll find that Australian-based website visitors will tend to type the ".au" just from force of habit. When they try to view your web site or send you an email, if you have NOT registered the Australian version, the "dot-com-dot-au" domain name will NOT exist, or if it does, it will NOT be yours... so email will NOT be delivered to you... and visitors will NOT find your web site. Also, it's appropriate to display an Australian domain name as it indicates that you are an Australian-based organisation... ...an important value in these times..!
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Why you should have an “.au “ domain name
Background information... What is a domain name and why do you need one..?
Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique address, an IP (Internet Protocol) address, so it can be found.
When you register a domain name, you do NOT own it... you simply have the exclusive licence to use it as long as it stays registered to you. You automatically have the right to renew the registration when it falls due, so you cannot lose your domain name, as long as you keep it registered, and you don't break any rules which would cause you to lose the right to the name. It's like a car registration… it denotes that you have the right to use the car on the road as long as you don’t break the rules.
The IP address consists of four sets of numbers, such as 123.456.78.910. To be able to connect to any particular computer on the Internet, you need to know its IPaddress. As numbers are hard to remember, “domain names” are used instead to identify IP addresses.
Once you register your domain name, that domain can be "delegated" to your chosen "hosting server". You house or "host" your domain and web site on the server which is a large computer permanently connected to the Internet. Any e-mails that are addressed to your domain (such as fred@mydomain.com.au) arrive at the right hosting server where you can download them to your desktop or portable computer or SmartPhone... and anyone in the world can find your web site (www.yourdomain.com.au) hosted within your domain on the same server computer. click here for more information on hosting servers
The Domain Name System (DNS)
The domain name system (DNS) automatically translates domain names into their correct IP addresses.
When someone sends you an e-mail, it goes to the DNS which then sends the e- mail straight to the correct domain.
When someone types your website address into their "browser", the request goes through the Domain Name System, and connects their computer to your domain where the website is located, and downloads your web site to their computer, so it's displayed on their screen.
Your Domain . . . - Your Place in CyberSpace..!
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