Domain Name Management

You may not know that Artful - Web + Print + Design also provides domain name management!

What does that mean?  I hear you ask!  Well it means that Artful is an authorised domain reseller and can register and manage any domain name you want. (if it's available of course!)

Still scratching your head?? 

Hopefully this will help!

What is a .au direct domain?

Australia has introduced a new shorter domain, .au direct. eg. instead of  Existing and domain owners get first priority to register their domain in the new .au direct format. After the 19th of September all domains are open to the public (and resellers!) to register any available .au direct domain.

Click for more information about .au direct domain names.

What is domain name management?

Domain name management is where we look after your domain name for you.  It is officially registered with the relevant registry but we ensure it is pointed to the correct nameservers and most importantly ensure that it remains yours!  We will notify you approximately 30 days prior to it's renewal date, asking you if you still require it and then keep on hounding you until you reply!  If a domain is lost, it is often difficult to get back so we do our darndest to get hold of you and pride ourselves in never having lost a domain name in our 20 years in business.

How do I register a domain name?

Simple!  Just send us an email requesting the domain/s you are after.  We can then check whether they are currently available and register them for you.  We may even have a look for other possibilities for you too and send you a list.

What domain name should I register?

We often suggest you consider registering a few domain names, depending on what you are wanting to achieve with it.  

If Google Search is a priority for you we would suggest you not only register a domain name that includes your business name but also one that is heavy with your chosen search phrases.  Eg. we have but also some more Google friendly ones too such as

We also have the equivalent names with different TLD's. (.com, .net. etc).  Doing this is more of an insurance policy against anyone else registering them and imitating your business.  Once someone else has them your change of retrieving them are next to none.

How much does a domain name cost?

You will find if you do some research that domain names range in price from $25 to $2000!  Just like when you get quotes for selling your house, we would suggest you choose a domain provider that charges somewhere in the middle!  Too cheap often means you don't receive management associated with your domain so there is a risk that you will not be notified of the renewal and you may lose it.  With these providers if your email address changes and you don't respond to a renewal request they will not chase you, they will just let it drop.  Artful will use everything within their power to find you before we could let that happen.

Too expensive usually means baddies have immorally, and often illegally, purchased a whole heap of domains in order to sell them to the highest bidder!  Avoid these at all costs too!

Artful charges $59 every two years to manage any .au domains (eg or and $49 every two years for non Australian generic Top-Level (gTLD) domains (eg. .com or .net).  Other TLDs (Top-Level Domains)  like .melbourne, .nz, .aisa and .coffee etc are often individually priced so you would need to ask us specifically for pricing of those.

Anything else you would like to know?

If there is anything else you would like to know that we have forgotten to add here, please feel free to give us a call on 1300 278 385 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..