You do not have to begin using your domain name immediately. The choice is yours as to when to start using your domains. Having this ability is another good reason why Australian businesses should register the .com.au and .com equivalent of their business names, brands and products as soon as possible - even if they have no intention of buying hosting and creating a web site straight away - to prevent other parties from doing so!
Other related questions:
I want to register a domain name but do not want to buy email services or web hosting at the present time, is that ok?
Absolutely. You are under no obligation to purchase email services or web hosting from us when registering domain names. When you do need these services, we certainly hope you'll considering utilising our email hosting or web site hosting solutions. We provide an excellent range of features, superb reliability and support. Domain Registration Services have been proudly hosting of thousands of Australian businesses and individuals' Internet sites since 1998.
If I register domains with you, can I host my website with another web hosting company ?
Yes, you have full control over your domains as they will be registered to you/your business. Our web hosting packages are very competitive, but you are free to host your domains with any company you choose; either within Australia or elsewhere. If you do decide to host elsewhere, we will delegate (point) your domain name to your web host's name servers at no additional cost.
How to register a name: Enter your choice in the search tool and click 'GO'. If after the check the domain names search results show your choice is available, you will then have the option to proceed to purchase registration; which is a very quick and easy process - start a search and find your ideal website address now.