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catmar
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Australian Domain Names

Hi Guys,

I'm curious to know if you can host an australian domain name (.au) with Hostgator. I've heard it's not good for seo purposes to have a different ip address to the domain name, that it's better to use an australian web host. Is this true? I was thinking that maybe Hostgator had somewhere when registering that would allow you to nominate where your website is. Does this make a difference or not?

Thanks,
Catherine.
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wollowra
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Hi Catherine,
From my experience no it does not.
When you register a .com.au domain then Google sees that you are targeting the Australian Market.
It does not care where you are hosting the domain.
But hows this for strange...
I just built a website for a client and it's a .com domain.
He has an Australian business.
I got him on the front page of google Australia for a certain keyword with a .com domain... go figure..lol

Hope that helps.

Kind Regards
Troy
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catmar
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Hi Troy,

Wow! That's interesting. Just goes to show you that anything is possible if you use the right keywords etc. You've been a great help.

Thanks,
Catherine
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wollowra
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Yes, keywords and linkbacks are important.
You're welcome.
Regards
Troy
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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.

-- Robert Brault
 

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