domain name extensions & hosts - Australia

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    Baileybearposted 6 years ago

    Am looking at setting up direct sales website, mainly focused on Australia market.  Should I choose a domain name with .com.au extension?  Does .com usually apply to US?

    What sort of support do you get from the host?  Should the host be Australian-based?

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      davidgilksposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you are Only focusing on Australia, then I'd just get a .com.au domain. It lets visitors know that you're based in Australia.

      If you are also looking at international then get a .com as well, and/or a domain local to where your market is targeting ie. if asia is a target market then think about getting .asia.

      Hosting: If your target market is only Australia, then an Aussie host would be a good idea as the website will be a bit faster.  Unfortunately Aussie hosting is more expensive than US.

      Good luck,
      David

 
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