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    xperience
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    Hi,

    I’m looking to start trading in Australia but am currently based in the UK. Although I’m looking to migrate (probably to Victoria), that’s not likely to happen for 24-36 months.

    I’m concerned about business/domain name registration. Registering a .com.au domain name appears impossible if you’re not an Australian resident. Someone has suggested that I just need to register a business name in any state but if I want to register abc.com.au and xyx.com.au, would I need to register two business names?

    And would I register abc.com as the business name? Or just ABC?

    Plus I assume it is possible to register a business name without actually having a presence in the country?

    Any help most welcome :)

    Simon

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    Hi Simon

    In NSW, it doesn’t state that you need to be a resident to register a business name. http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Businesses/Business_names.html#Who_can_apply_for_a_business_name

    However, as far as I know you will need an ABN to get a domain name in Australia. Not sure if you can apply for an ABN as a non-resident individual. Try this online check to see if you’re eligible: http://calculators.ato.gov.au/scripts/axos/axos.asp?CONTEXT=&KBS=ABN_Entitlement.xr4&go=ok

    Let me know if I can help with you setting up business in Australia. I have previous experience in dealing with UK companies setting up a foreign branch in Australia.

    Richard

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    Hi Richard and thanks for your reply,

    I notice from:

    http://www.simpledomainnames.co.uk/domain-names/comau.php

    … that the rules say you can register a .com.au if you are

    Trading under a registered business name in any Australian state or territory

    … so I guess if I can register a business name (from here in the UK) I’m ok?

    Would love to chat more about getting set up in Oz too (depending on your fees!)

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    Happy to have a chat with you.

    Send me a PM if I can help.

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