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Online success starts with a domain name

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Search hundreds of domain name extensions to build and protect your one-of-a-kind online brand.

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Businesses of any size can access advanced domain and brand tools, like Premium DNS and AdultBlock.

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With our Account Manager, buying and powering domains is easy. Get website builders, hosting, and more.

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  • New domains become available every day
  • Easily search to find the domain you're looking for
  • If taken, search for alternatives or try a WHOIS lookup

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Frequently asked questions    

A domain is the location of your website. It’s the address that users type into the URL bar of a browser to find you online. When you get a domain name, you’re taking the first step to help others find you online.

There are typically three phases: Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability.
Each registration phase has a defined date for submission and processing. During the Pre-Registration phase, you will be allowed to submit an application ahead of the defined dates for other phases. Sunrise is a registration period specifically for trademark holders. Landrush is after Sunrise and before General Availability. Landrush is a premium registration opportunity for those seeking an early, non-trademark registration. General Availability (GA) is first come, first served registration. While GA is open to the public, there may be some requirements for registration (example: membership to an organization).

However, when you register with us, we relieve you of the hassle of knowing which phase applies to you. Simply register with us and we will take care of the rest for you. Please note that we will enable you to provide key information such as your trademark information that will increase your chances for successful registration. We will collect pre-registration requests and hold them in a queue until it is time to submit (opening of Sunrise, for example).

Pre-registering does not guarantee acceptance/approval of your application but simply puts your application in front of the line.

A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a domain name, such as .com, .org, or .net. It's the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System (DNS) and helps identify the type or purpose of a website.

If there's a certain domain name you want, such as my-domain.extension, you can check the domain availability of different top-level domains. For example,,, etc. Depending on the availability of each, you might be able to register several domain names with several TLDs.

That will depend the type of domain you purchase and if you’re using any discounts or coupons.

It’s always a good idea to buy a domain, and registering multiple domain names can improve the online identity for your business and protect your brand. You can keep variations of your domain name from being registered by competitors. For additional information on ways registering multiple can benefit you, read our article: Why Secure More Than One Domain for Your Business?

Absolutely! Our domain transfer process is simple, fast, and secure. Whether you have one or several domain names, you’ll be able to transfer and manage them in one place.

Domain Privacy + Protection is a comprehensive service that helps protect your identity, domain name and website against security threats such as identity theft, malware, blacklisting, and unauthorized access. It includes:

  • Domain Privacy: Domain Privacy, also known as WHOIS privacy, domain private registration, or private registration, protects your personal information by masking it from the public WHOIS database. This means that your name, address, phone number, and email address will not be publicly visible. By preventing your information from being exposed and sold on lists, you can reduce the risk of spam, identity theft, and unwanted solicitations.
  • Daily Malware Scanning: Our advanced security scan regularly checks your website for malware, viruses, and other malicious code. If any threat is detected, you will be promptly alerted so that you can take immediate action to remove it.
  • Blacklist Monitoring: This service monitors your website's IP address for blacklisting on any search engine or security blacklist. If your IP address is blacklisted, it means that it has been associated with malicious activity. You will be notified if your IP address is blacklisted so that you can take action to remove it.
  • SMS Domain Alerts: With real-time SMS notifications about critical domain events, you stay informed about any suspicious activities, unauthorized domain changes, or potential security threats.

When your domain expires, it will become deactivated and all services attached to it become inactive. There is a 30-day grace period to renew your domain name. After that, it’ll still be possible to renew your domain, but you’ll have to pay a reinstatement fee. With Domain Expiration Protection, your domain stays secure for up to 1 year if you’re unable to renew.

Domain squatting, also known as cybersquatting, is the act of buying, selling or using a domain name with the intent to profit from someone else’s trademark. With our AdultBlock service, you’ll have the trademark protection that prevents the registration of your trademark labels with the following adult themed domain extensions: .XXX, .SEX, .PORN, or .ADULT domain extensions.