So what all do you get?
Why choose GoDaddy?
With more than 75 million domains under management, we have more experience than anyone. We'll make sure you find the right domain and that it's got a secure home online.
Keep the bad guys away.
There are people on the web who are always trying to steal your domains and personal details. These optional services can help (you, not them).
As soon as you register a domain with GoDaddy or any other registrar, your personal information is displayed in a public directory. Hackers and spammers often use this to compile email lists and steal domains. Harsh, but true.
When you add Privacy Protection to your domains:
We replace your name and contact details with our partner company's, Domains By Proxy. No one ever sees your name, address, email or phone number but us.
You still control your domains and all email addressed to them as well as the right to sell, renew or transfer them. Your domains are still 100% yours.
You may sleep better knowing your personal information isn't on display to the whole world.
Let's say you forget to renew your domain. Or you change the email address on your GoDaddy account. This is all it takes for someone to step in and transfer your domain name away without your permission.
But put Business Protection to work on your most important domain names and they'll be safe for up to 12 months.
Blocks both accidental and malicious domain transfers.
Keeps your personal details hidden from snoops and crooks.
Publishes an online business card so customers and partners can find you.
Thanks to phishing, pharming, and a long list of other scams, Web visitors grow more wary by the day. But there is a way to tell them you can be trusted — by displaying a Certified Domain seal on your website. See sample.
A Certified Domain seal shows visitors you've passed GoDaddy's validation process and are the legal owner of the domain. They know that if you were a spammer, there's no way you'd pass the validation.
Certified Domains do not include encryption for site data and transactions. See SSL Certificates
Your questions, our answers
What's a domain name?
Domain names were created to make IP addresses easy to remember. Every computer has an IP address assigned to it – much like a street address. But instead of having to memorize each IP address number, we assign domain names to these numbers so we can easily remember them. The domain name system, or DNS, takes domain names and translates them into their IP addresses so that computers can communicate with one another. When you enter a domain name into your web browser, the browser simply uses that domain to locate its corresponding IP address and then shows you the website associated with it. If you own a business, GoDaddy can help you find a domain name that best suits the business so you can easily promote your website.
But GoDaddy isn't just about domain names. We've got everything you need to get online. From cheap web hosting and email hosting to building your website and attracting new customers, GoDaddy has you covered.
Why do I need a domain name?A domain name can serve as your distinct identity on the internet. If you want to promote yourself, your brand, or your business, a specialized domain name is essential. A domain that is tailored to your needs will make you look professional and capable and can boost your presence on the web so you get noticed. If you’re starting a business, a domain name search can help you become discoverable and accessible. We’ve got some fantastic tips to help you discover the most suitable name for your needs.
Can I get help in my domain name search?Absolutely! Our domain name search tool can assist you by offering suggestions and alternatives to any domain you search. If you’re still having issues or just want some guidance, our world-class, 24/7 support team is available to help lead you toward the best domain name possible for your business or personal use.
Is there a limit on how long or short my domain can be?Typically, there is a limit to domain length, with the minimum being 1 character and the maximum being 63 characters. Ideally, you want your domain name to accurately reflect your brand, whether it’s personal or business-oriented. We provide some guidelines for picking out a great domain name — whatever your situation may be.
What if the domain I want is already taken?Don’t get discouraged in your domain name search if what you’re looking for is already taken. We have a couple of ways for dealing with such a situation. You can try our Domain Buy Service, where we negotiate acquiring the domain from its current owner. We also offer a Domain Backorder service, where you purchase a backorder credit to give you a chance to get the domain when it goes into auction.
Can I purchase any domain extension?A handful of domains will have restrictions on them, which means you can only purchase them if you meet certain criteria or have authorization (some examples are .gov, .edu. and .mil). But most extensions are available to everyone. In fact, most country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) are available for anyone to purchase, even if you don’t reside in the country in question.