• Your success is our Success

  • Who We Are

     

    We are Domain Name Brokerage and Brand protection agency, that knows our clients want action, not words.

    Our dedicated team are easy to talk to about every digital marketing discipline. Our experience and skills will give you the edge over your competitors. We are all about improving your business profile both online and offline. With the Houghton Richards team on the job, we make your digital life not only easy but effective.

    We currently service clients in Australia, USA and Europe.

    Our innovative & strategic approach means we can deliver big results for as little cost to our client as possible our "your success is our success'' mantra, wins us new business every day.

    We work with small local operators to large sophisticated brands and organisations in many industries, B2C to B2B, start-ups & global companies.

    Our strategies are designed to achieve measurable results… like enquiries and sales! We are sure you will find this approach refreshing.

      Services We Offer

      Premium Domain Name sales

       

      Exact Match Domain Sales

       

      Domain Name Investigations

       

      Brand monitoring

       

      Social media monitoring

       

      Auction monitoring

       

      Content monitoring

       

      Domain Name recovery

       

      Domain Name management

       

       

       


       

    • Domain Name Management

      A Results focused Domain Name Brokerage working for you.

      The importance of maintaining a domain portfolio and managing this efficiently

      If you're a business managing global brands then chances are you have a number, of domain names to promote and protect your brand. You're probably adding to your portfolio on a regular basis too. Managing this portfolio can be a complex, time-consuming task and yet it cannot be treated as a secondary priority - every year there are additions to the list of corporations who fail to renew a critical domain, we ensure you are not one of them.

       

      As part of the Domain Name portfolio management and brand protection service, we offer strategic advice and secure, functional systems that make management of the portfolio as simple as possible.

      • We are the market leader in high-quality premium exact match Domain Name
      • Our experts are recognised as amongst the best in the domain name industry, we participate at  ICANN, and other key domain events to ensure we are up to date with the latest trends and changes 
      • We have unparalleled expertise in all aspects of domain management, from acquisitions to renewals and recoveries

       

    • Premium Domain Names

      Why Exact Match Domains Work!​

      Let the expert from Google explain how search engines work and see for yourself how Key Word and Exact Match Domain names can get you better search results.

       For over 5 years now we have only offered and sold 1000's of exact match domains (EMD) that are specific to our clients business and that get you the results you need.

       

      Don't take our word for it let one of the words leading Domain Name educators explain​

    • A few of our customers that have acquired Premium Domain names

      Domain name Recovery

    • Recovery of your Domain Name

       

      Whether you are launching a new brand, introducing a new product, embarking on a fresh marketing campaign or dislodging a cyber squatter. Houghton Richards Brokerage can help you to secure the Domain Names that are valuable to your business.

      If a Domain Name you have previously owned has expired or is now owned by a someone else, we can help track it and secure it for you.

      We also have advanced research and monitoring tools that combined with fast reaction systems, that will access the Domain name Drop Auction registries to get your Domain Name registered or back to you. We will also partner registries to ensure we get your name before a third party tries to register it.

       

      The Domain name theft and recovery process explained in a bit more detail.

       

       

      If your domain name has expired, our job is to get in first and get your name back to you. Domain name recovery is the most cost effective way or protecting your intellectual property.

      If your Domain Name is already taken, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to gain control over it if it is a case of cybersquatting.

      Cybersquatting is the practice of a party registering a domain name they are not eligible to under auDA policies. .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the authority for the Australian .au domain space.

      Cybersquatters register domain names that infringe on trademarks or cause confusion in "bad faith" for the purposes of commercial gain; be it generating revenue from advertising a competing service or attempting to sell the domain name to an eligible Australian registrant at a grossly inflated price.

      While cybersquatting is more common in relation to .com and .net Domain Names as Australia has quite restrictive policy rules and registration processes, cybersquatting on .au Domain Names does occur from time to time.

      Australian businesses and organisations that feel they have fallen victim to a cybersquatter who has registered a .com.au identical to their own business or organisation name, or a "typo" version of the same name, should as a first step consult the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP).

      The auDRP is an independent arbitration process, designed to be a rapid and cheaper alternative to commencing litigation proceedings against a squatter. However, do note that the process is not free and will cost you between $2,000 and $4,500 depending on the number of reviewers you elect to have decided upon your case.

      auDA does not handle auDRP complaints, but complaints can be lodged provider who will appoint an independent arbitrator to investigate your complaint. One of the better known auDRP Providers is the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

      For the steps and costs involved in dealing with cybersquatting, please see the .au Dispute Resolution Policy(auDRP).

      Not everyone who cyber squats do so intentionally. If you are considering registering a Domain Name and wish to avoid accidentally cybersquatting we recommend you drop us a line and we can help advise you in regards tot he best way to search and confirm you validity to own a certain domain name.

       

      See below in regards to what we do to help you get your Domain Name Back

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      We Search

      We receive your instructions to recover the Domain Name and we also confirm your entitlement to register the domain name. We may do this through direct registration or through one of our preferred providers

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      We Watch

      We search the Domain Name details and calculate the expected drop date. We then monitor the Domain name through the purging process and are ready to act when it drops.

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      We Act

      We register the Domain Name in your company name and apply your ABN. We then point the Domain Name at your required website and or set the DNS settings to get your website live again. This is all included in "recovery fee"

    • What our customers have to say

       

      "It immediately goes into our website. However, I further checked and at present, we are on the first page of Google. Simply Amazing".

       

      KATIE NSW Commercial Business Brokers

       

       

      "Houghton Richards has been instrumental in helping .CLUB monetize its registry reserved names."

      COLIN CAMPBELLChairman and Founder .Club Domains

       

       

       

      “You approached us - we like proactive people!”

      FRANCK FOUGARE - MANAGING PARTNER Ananda Intellectual Property

       

       

       

       

      “I did start moving on Google after my purchases, so I can only attribute that to the domains purchased.”

      STEVE PARRY - DIRECTOR Brisbane Appliance Services

       

       

       

       

      We posted a question that was troubling us and the next day received a personal telephone call from a gentleman who quickly answered our problem to our complete satisfaction. Personally, I believe that Houghton Richards have adapted the digital network to create a near perfect system of CRM.”

      DARRYL FLAHERTY - DIRECTOR / PRINCIPALLJ Hooker Joondalup

       

       

    • Contact Us

      If you think our team could support you, let’s get together for a virtual cup of coffee and talk more about how we can help you get more business.

      Houghton Richards Brokerage
      ABN 76 600 499 778
      17-19 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000
      (+61) 08 7221 3386
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