Internode provides the complete range of Domain Name Services, including both registration and delegation, across a wide variety of domain types. We can deliver a one-stop-shop to Australian businesses for all DNS requirements, with a focus on achieving a reliable, flexible and cost-effective outcome.
Domain names provide your business with a 'presence' on the Internet, and can both establish and protect your brand. Generally, you would create a domain name that is similar in form to your company name, or a specific product or service that your provide. So if your business is called Example Pty Ltd, then you might register the domain name example.com.au.
Once you have registered such a domain name, the name can be used to create a range of unique 'addresses' that your customers can use to communicate with you. For example:
|www.example.com.au||Your company's web address|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Email address for your sales staff|
|email@example.com||Email address of a particular staff member|
This gives a more professional appearance than using the generic names allocated by your Internet Service Provider. It also means that if you change service providers, your email addresses won't have to change - an important consideration for businesses.
Many small businesses would rather avoid the cost and complexity of running their own email server - that's not a problem. If you arrange your domain name through Internode, then the email accounts included with your Internode broadband service can be 'mapped' to this domain.
Similarly, your domain name can be used in conjunction with an Internode Business Web Hosting service for a complete online solution.
There are two components to Domain Names - Registration and Management. You can arrange either, or both, through Internode. We can also take over the registration and/or management of existing domain names that you have already obtained.
DNS Registration assures you of exclusive use of your domain name for a specific time - generally two years. Conveniently your registration will be automatically renewed every two years by Internode - so there's no danger of losing your domain name by forgetting to renew it!
Internode can register any of the common domain name types - not only the example.com.au format preferred by Australian businesses, but also example.biz, example.com, example.info, example.net.au and many more.
DNS Management (also called 'Delegation' or 'Maintenance') puts your registered domain name to work:
With Internode managing your domain name, you are assured of a reliable and problem-free service.
|Domain Name Type||Management||Registration|
|.com.au, .net.au, .org.au,
.asn.au & .id.au
|$50 establishment and $10 per month||$140 every two years|
|.com, .net, .org, .biz,
.name & .info
|$50 establishment and $10 per month||$120 every two years|
|.on.net||$50 establishment and $10 per month||$80 every two years|
One of Internode's own domain names is on, which is registered under the top level domain .net - hence .on.net for on the 'net.
You can obtain a subdomain under .on.net for a reduced price. A number of specific rules apply to Internode's .on.net subdomain name service:
Internode Business ADSL customers - including Easy plans with a Business Pack - receive one free, e.g., example.on.net.
Internode SOHO ADSL customers also receive one free, under the soho.on.net subdomain - e.g., example.soho.on.net. And this is now replicated on Easy plans with a Power Pack - under the subdomain power.on.net.
This service is an alternative to the DNS Maintenance service, for tech-savvy customers that maintain their own DNS server. Internode's DNS servers will handle queries by referring to data that is regularly obtained from your DNS server - and hence reduce the load on your server, and reduce Internet traffic to your premises.
This also provides a high availability service - even if your DNS server or Internet connection fails, the domain name will still be available to the Internet. The DNS Secondary Service is $50 establishment and $5 per month per domain name.
Refer to the Product Brief on Internode Domain Name Services (PDF) - for tips and suggestions.
To sign up for a DNS service, simply download the DNS Application Form (PDF), complete it, and return it to Internode.
contact Internode Business Sales on 13 NODE (13 66 33)