Domain Name Availability

Domain Name Availability

If you want to establish an internet identity, you will need a domain name.  A domain name is your address on the World Wide Web.  It points to your web host’s server and provides the information for people to be able to go to your site.  It has to be unique, therefore you must check for domain name availability before starting to build your website.

Coming up with a domain name can be difficult.  Your domain name must reflect the theme of your website or company.  At the same time, it must be simple, catchy and easy to remember.  Once you have an idea for the name of your domain, you have to register it with a domain name registrar such as GoDaddy.com, NameCheap.com or Moniker.com.

Prices vary from site to site but generally run approximately $10 per year. There are some sites however that charge significantly more than that.

Before you register the domain name however, you must check if it’s available.  The domain name registrar or provider will let you know if the name is available.  If it is not yet taken, you can register the domain and use it for your website.  Otherwise, you must find another name.  Some sites will offer suggestions for variations of the name.  Try out different domains until you find one that meets your needs.

If the domain you want has already been registered, you may be able to purchase it from the person or company who currently “owns” the domain. There are people who register domains for the purpose of selling them to interested buyers. If you go this route, expect to pay significantly more to acquire your domain. Prices can run from a couple hundred dollars into the thousands. It all depends on your budget and how competitive the market is your trying to get into.

A quick search on the internet will reveal many sites that offer existing domain names for sale.  In some instances, aged or expired domains are offered on the internet by resellers who have a database of domain names that have become available.

The right domain name could be the key to your success on the internet. Finding a memorable domain that is available however can be difficult. If you are fortunate enough to find a good domain, and it’s available, don’t delay. Register it right away. If you wait, you may be too late when you finally decide to register it later. It may also wind up costing you a lot more to acquire the name if someone else has beaten you to it.

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8 Comments
  • Dave Trosdahl
    Posted at 01:18h, 27 August

    Great post! I agree, choosing the right domain name can be tricky at times. One must find the right balance of simplicity and business branding in it, which to some can be a very daunting task. Getting professional assistance on this matter is a good move.Nothing beats a memorable domain name.

  • Oliver
    Posted at 01:52h, 27 August

    Great post! I am glad I stumbled upon this blog. The tips and suggestions you share are just superb! Anyone can just head on to their website and start using these tips right off the bat. No added tools, no extra payment! Really quick and easy steps.

  • Paul
    Posted at 02:14h, 27 August

    Thank you Jeff for another great post. I love reading your post, I make it a point to check out your articles every chance I get. I get all the information I need, quick and easy to comprehend.

    • Jeff Klein
      Posted at 08:58h, 27 August

      Thanks Paul. I’m glad you find the content useful. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts.

  • Noel
    Posted at 02:42h, 27 August

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for the awesome post. I think a lot of us fails to recognize how vital a domain name really is. Getting an appropriate and catchy domain name is our first chance at personal branding so we must make sure that we use it wisely.

    • Jeff Klein
      Posted at 08:55h, 27 August

      Thanks Noel. Yes, selecting the right domain is very important for both your website and your brand.

  • Jenna
    Posted at 03:03h, 27 August

    Thanks for the tip Jeff. I took your advice and I got a cool, catchy and memorable domain name. I was thrilled when I found that my prospected domain name was available so, like what you advised I jumped on it and bought it.

  • James A. Sailer
    Posted at 10:04h, 04 September

    Hi,

    This is a very helpful post. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!