How long will it take to register my domain name?

Your domain name is registered immediately, provided the registration form is filled out correctly.

How much does it cost to register a domain name?

Each domain name is also subject to an annual maintenance fee which varies depending on the domain/registry (see the registration form for full info).

What characters are allowed in a domain name?

All domain names follow the same rules: you can use letters (abc), numbers (123) and dashes/hyphens (—). You cannot use spaces and the domain can’t begin or end with a dash.

My domain is already taken! What should I do?

If the domain name that you want is already registered, simply select the backorder option. Your domain name will be monitored and we will attempt to secure if for you as soon as it expires. Our backorder service saves you time and increases your odds of securing the domain name when it expires. If you need a domain name right now, in addition to the backorder service, you could register alternate domains. Consider registering alternate domain name extensions, such as .cc, .to, .co.uk, .biz, .us, etc. Also, try variations of your name, including hyphens.

How can I find out if the domain name I want is still available?

Most domain providers services provide a domain name search engine that will tell you if a domain name is available. If it’s available, you will be given the option to register it.

I don’t have a website yet, why should I register a domain now?

Domain names sell at over 200,000 a month. If you secure your domain, that means it’s yours and you don’t have to worry about someone else buying your domain before you get around to it.

Once you register your domain, the domain name is yours (provided that the registration and renewal fees are paid each year). You should create a placeholder for your domain as soon as you acquire it to signal Google that the domain is active and begin indexing with Google.

Do I need a domain name to have a website?

A domain name is not necessary, but it is recommended. People can find a custom domain more easily and a custom domain is easier to remember.

What is a domain name?

A domain name, a series of letters, number, words like yourcompany.com that identify a specific IP address. An IP address (ex: 208.65.153.238) is a set of numbers that direct traffic to a website on the Internet. Domain names locate businesses, organizations, or other entities on the Internet.

Domain names are easy to remember, easy to type alternatives to obscure URL’s (IP address) that you receive with website hosting services.

Using a domain name allows you to receive more visitors, less bounced emails, and the chance to make a lasting impression on the Web.

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