How to Host an Australian Domain on Weebly ( using pointers rather than domain transfer )
This page is about Australian domains, Free hosting with Weebly, Utilizing Australian Domain names on Weebly. Apparently Weebly may or may not offer Australian domain names (check first with Weebly).
1- About Australian website domain names (dot-com-dot-au)
Australian domain names require an Australian Tax File number (ABN). Australian Internet businesses with a dot com do quite well in the Australian market segment and do better in the global market. Nevertheless many Australians prefer dot au's but these have to be registered in Australia and are not offered by any international hosting companies as far as I know. Dot com domains for individuals without an ABN can be purchased directly from Weebly.
2- Why register an Australian website domain ?
In most instances small Australian businesses with a physical presence in the local market and no interest in international markets should take a dot au. The most significant reasons are preferential treatment by the search engines and a clear identification of the regional operation of the business. Hosting does not necessarily have to be in Australia as long as access times are favorable and international support is good enough. For our purposes Weebly has passed the test.
3- How to set up free hosting of au domains with Weebly.
AU domains can not be purchased from Weebly or any other US registrar we know of. Even Godaddy does not offer au-domains. Hence we do register our Domain names with Crazydomains and then host our websites with Weebly. Here is the setup process.
Connecting an outside domain to my Weebly website requires a change in the DNS records to point the domain's "www" and "*" / "@" A-Records to Weebly's 126.96.36.199 IP Address.
4- Sample email to DNS host / registrar (example crazydomains) to request a change in DNS records
I desire to create my new website with Weebly and need you to point my new crazy domain (just registered) to their 188.8.131.52 IP Address. Please set this up for me and create A-Records for "www" and for "*" or "@".
If you need more info on these changes, please see: http://kb.weebly.com/domain-registrar.html Please note that I want to keep using you as my domain registrar. I am not requesting a transfer and do not have new name servers.
5- Useful links
Tags: This page is about Australian domains, Free hosting with Weebly, Transferring Australian Domains, Transferring hosting services