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April 20 2020

The Great Australian Domain Name Giveaway

PostedMonday April 20th 2020

On behalf of all Australians who have lost their loved ones, their businesses, their jobs, and their freedom, we say this…

Stuff COVID-19!

We’re not trying to be offensive or provocative, we just wanted to express what many of us are currently thinking and feeling. This virus has been devastating but there is one thing that we will never lose – our great Aussie spirit.

It is this spirit that helps us get through anything; fire, floods, viruses, even toilet paper shortages or whatever happens next. When we are down, we reach out and help one another, and do whatever it takes to get through the battle of the day.

So as a proud 100% Aussie owned and operated business employing more than 60 locals full time, we wanted to do something meaningful that would help people get started online.

Bringing your existing business or your new idea online and in front of a global audience is now more important than ever before, and the first thing everybody needs to make that happen is a web address. Which is why we have decided to give away 10,000 Australian domain names FREE for a year.

Welcome to The Great Australian Domain Name Giveaway!

Before you get started, please note that this offer is only available to new customers of VentraIP Australia and is limited to one free domain name per account. A Fair Use policy also applies.

Follow these simple steps and your new domain name should be registered and ready to use within minutes:

    1. Check your eligibility to register an Australian domain name below. Having this information handy will speed up the process and avoid delays.


    1. Go to our website and perform a domain search to see if it’s available. When you find a name that you like and it is available, select ‘1 Year’ and click the blue shopping cart button, then click the purple ‘Proceed To Checkout’ button.


    1. Complete the eligibility information, then click the purple ‘Continue’ button.


    1. Enter the coupon code “FREEAU”, then click the blue ‘Validate Code’ button and watch your total due today change to $0.00. Then click the purple ‘Checkout’ button.


    1. Complete the account details form. Click the box once you have read our Terms, Policies & Agreements, then click the purple ‘Complete Order’ button.


  1. That’s it! Keep an eye on your emails for confirmation that your new domain name has been registered. If there was a problem with your domain name we will let you know by email as soon as possible.

If you have any problems free domain registration, please speak to our friendly team using the Live Chat icon on our website.

We will update this page when all 10,000 free domain names have been registered.

Your domain name is your web address and is the representation of your brand or idea online.

We provide a number of free services with every domain name that will allow you to use it straight away without needing to buy anything else.

    • Email Forwarding – Automatically forwards email sent to to another email address. If you don’t already have an email address, we recommend a free Gmail account to get started.


    • URL Forwarding – Send website requests for to another website address. If you go to that address, you will see we have URL forwarded it to our website.


    • Nameserver and DNS Management – For advanced users who want to host a full website and their email using a hosting service.


All of these features can be setup and managed in our control panel.

The .au namespace is trusted and secure due to the strict eligibility requirements to hold a domain name. Basic eligibility criteria for .au domain names are:

    • and – An active ACN, ABN (sole trader or partnership), state business number or registered trademark, where the name is an exact match, abbreviation or acronym, or has a close and substantial connection to the domain name.


    • – Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and your name is an exact match, abbreviation or acronym, or be a personal hobby or interest. These domain names cannot be used for business purposes.


  • and – Available to non-commercial organisations such as a registered charity, incorporated association, sporting or special interest club, political party, trade union and other non-profit organisations where the name is an exact match, abbreviation or acronym, or has a close and substantial connection to the domain name.

Full details of eligibility can be found on the auDA Website.

You can use your free domain name to point to any web hosting provider in the world, but we would obviously appreciate your support by choosing VentraIP Australia to host your website.

The benefits of choosing us are:

    • 24/7 Australian customer service and technical support


    • All servers are hosted in Sydney, Australia, on our high-speed network that is optimised for the nbn™.


Click here to view our web hosting plans, and feel free to use coupon code “VIP60” to take 60% off your first hosting invoice. Maximise your savings by prepaying up to 3 years in advance!

Check out all of our helpful resources or contact our friendly team for assistance.

    • FAQ – Our frequently asked questions contain heaps of useful information to help get you started.


    • Google – The ultimate problem solver! Put your issue into Google and many times you will find your answer in just a few clicks.


    • Live Chat – Our local team is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Live Chat. Click the blue chat button down the bottom right corner of this window to get started.


    • Ticket – Login to our control panel and submit a new eTicket to our support team.


  • Phone – Give us a call on 13 24 85 any time.
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Angelo is the co-CEO and one of VentraIP Australia's co-founders. His passion for the industry is only rivalled by his d...
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