Find the right domain name for your personal, product or business website from over 400 TLD at the best prices on the market.
Web domain is your address on the Internet and it is not only a name. Your domain supports your brand, your professional reputation and public image. Choosing the right domain is becoming an increasingly important decision than ever.
How to check domain availability
To search by domain name, you select a name to the left of the dot. This is what is called a second-level domain. Then you choose a domain extension (also known as a top-level domain or TLD), which follows a dot, such as .com.
Experiment with the name and check its availability, do not forget that the correct domain is a good marketing tool and represents you and your product.
When selecting a domain name you need to remember
This are some steps to remember when searching a domain name
Brand name and domain
It’s a good idea your domain name to match with your business or brand name. Be ready to try one of more than 400 TLDs in case .com domain is taken.
Short and nice
Try to make your name in a single word, it will look better.
Your name must not violate any rights of the trademark of the same name in the industry of your activity
The phonosemantics of domain name
People should not have problems with spelling and pronouncing your name, so it should not contain any strange letter substitutions or omissions.
Check the availability of the domain name
Make sure your domain name is not used as a user name on major social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Talk to your friends
Ask your relatives, colleagues or friends opinion about the name you have chosen.
- hearing Check if they can write it down after you pronounce it?
- new_releases Do the name sounds difficult to remember from the first time you hear it?
- broken_image Can it mean something else?
- playlist_add_check How easy it is to remember?
How to find a good domain name
Nowadays there are hundreds of domain extensions besides .com, which can add value to your brand name
At Hostry we have domain extensions for every conceivable business, hobby, and lifestyle, which can be filtered by category or browse the entire list. Check them out even if you think you’re going to register the .com domain!
Pictures to the domain zones can be seen below
You can check the most popular TLDs below
*ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer.
This is already included to the listed price for some domains, at the time of purchase.
Is it true that .com domains are better for search engine optimization (SEO)?
No. All domain extensions are considered equal for Google. There is no automatic preference given to a .com domain.
However you do need to be careful, not to register an alternate domain to the large company, if the .com is taken by them. This can affect your search results and result in potential trademark battle.
Is it a good idea to buy multiple extensions for the same domain?
Yes. No one will be able to use them as they will be reserved by you. So if you've got yourname.com, than it will be smart to also register yourname.net and yourname.org (and redirect them back to your main site) in order to keep your visitors coming to your site and avoid confusion.
What is a premium domain?
Premium domains (pre-registered domains or aftermarket) are short domains, with one word or even just 3-5 letters. Usually they have a .com extension but many premium domains end with .org, .net, and .biz. These domains are generally the most memorable and can include common words. These domains are typically the most preferable, because companies value short domains that match their company name or products. Some domains sold by different registries are considered premium and that’s why are more expensive. It is also quite expensive the renewal costs of them. Don’t forget to research the overall cost of the domain plus renewal to find a good domain for your budget. You can browse Namecheap's premium domains in our Marketplace.
What do you needed to register a domain?
Anyone can register a domain. All you need is a name, an account with Namecheap, and an acceptable form of payment.
To own a domain with my own name in it?
Owning 'yourname.com' (plus yourname.tech and/or yourname.me) is a good way to brand yourself and take control over your name's online presence. Your personal life can be associated with blog, portfolio site when registering a personal domain name. For your visitors to reach you in an easy and memorable way set up a custom email address like email@example.com. It's a great idea to register a personal domain to ensure that you (and not someone else) control your name online.
"make offer" what does it means?
In some cases, the domain you want to use may already be registered by someone else. However the owner of this domain may be willing to sell it to you for a negotiated price. By choosing "make offer" for these domains, you'll be able to connect with the current domain owner and make an offer. This service is provided by our partners.
Is my personal date kept private?
When you register any domain, you must provide certain personal information. In order to keep your registration data private, you can register at WhoisGuard, who acts as a "shield" for your searchable information, displaying the address, phone number, and email of the domain registrar (Namecheap, e.g.) instead of your own. Just don’t forget that WhoisGuard is an optional security add-on that must be renewed separately when you renew your domain.
- ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer. This is already included to the listed price for some domains, at the time of purchase.
- You'll receive a FREE WhoisGuard subscription with every eligible domain registration or transfer. WhoisGuard subscription expiration is based on purchase date rather than activation date. WhoisGuard provides subscription pursuant to its Services Agreement with Hostry. Terms and conditions apply.
- Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs.
- Per registry regulations, some TLDs may have specific registration requirements (e.g., 2-year minimum registration period).
- Special offer applies to new first-year registrations only and is valid for a limited time.
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