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Tip #1: Keep it simple
A keyword-friendly domain will help with SEO, but above all be sure to keep it simple and (ideally) memorable.
Tip #2: Keep it brandable
Brandability is more important than ever. Be unique, but use alternative spellings of words with caution.
Tip #3: Be quick about it
The truth is that domains are registred very quickly and what’s available today can easily be gone tomorrow; act fast!
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Don’t settle for just a domain name.
Our features will level up your domain game.
Prevent unauthorized transfer (or “hijacking”) of your domain names. You retain total control to also unlock any domain should you choose to do so for any reason.
Your domain control panel is designed for ease-of-use and allows for all aspects of your domains to be managed from a single dashboard.
Your registered domain names will auto-renew by default. This will prevent any domain from inadvertently expiring due to accidental human error.
Domain Privacy Protection
For a small fee, your personal information will be unavailable in any WHOIS database, which is publicly available and open to anyone. Learn more about Domain Privacy →
What is a domain name?
Think of your domain name as a street address for your website. Without a domain name, you would have to tell customers to visit your website at an IP-based url such as 126.96.36.199/~yourwebsite instead of yourwebsite.com. The former is not very memorable or friendly to human eyes and will surely result in not that many visits to your website. While it is not mandatory that you have a website domain name, nor is it mandatory that a domain you own be attached to a website, for a successful online presence you truly will want to get your own domain name to ensure your website has the proper air of professionalism and appropriate branding.
Is my domain name available?
Simply enter your desired domain name in the domain finder box above and click the Search button to find out your domain name availability and the amount it’ll cost to register the domain. Our domain search tool will also let you in on other available domain name extensions or variations that are available, such as yourwebsite.net or yourawesomewebsite.org.
How do I buy a website domain name?
It all begins with our domain finder tool using the search box above. Once you find an available name, you will be able to purchase the domain name and be guided through the process of registering that domain name and ensuring it is pointed to your hosting account.
Is Domain Name Privacy Protection worth it?
Every domain registrar is required to maintain a publicly viewable “WHOIS” database that displays contact details (including home address and phone number) for every registered domain, but you can keep your identity private by opting to take advantage of HostGator Domain Privacy Protection. We’ll hide your personal contact information from public view, protecting you from spam and identity theft, while also making it possible for interested parties to still contact you through your domain registry while still protecting your anonymity.
Which domain name extensions are available?
HostGator sells the following top-level domain (TLD) extensions: .com, .club, .co, .space, .us, .website, .org, .net, .me .biz, .info, .host, .online, .site, and .tech. If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic like .ninja or .beer, we partner with Domain.com to sell the latest new extensions as well.
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