You can register/purchase your domain name from numerous online companies called a “Registrar”.

Accredited registrars can be found here http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars/

Separate companies to register your domain and hosting?

  • using the same company is simpler, one bill and same notifications system
  • Seperate companies makes it much easier to change hosting companies in the future.

 

Public information

Careful

  • ignore all the upsells
  • choose hosting on its own merits
  • check the fine print of free domains. Do you own it? Can you move it?