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As if making the world you want online isn’t awesome enough already, buying a domain name from us is like a partnership. You go make your own way. We got you covered with domain management tools to help you achieve your online goals.
Why register a domain name?
The most successful businesses use the same set of words and images as customer touchpoints — on their websites, in their emails and order confirmations, on their signs, etc. This is branding at its simplest. And the digital pieces of your brand all spring from your domain name.
Stake your claim.
When you register a domain name for your business or big idea, it keeps others from using those names to pull traffic away from your website.
With a web address, you can send customers, friends and prospects wherever you want — whether that’s a website, blog, social page or storefront.
Protect your rights.
Buying domain names gives you an exclusive piece of digital real estate that cannot be used by anyone else as long as it’s registered to you.
So, yeah… Registering domain names is a smart move.
Your domain name establishes your online identity and increases branding, marketing and communication opportunities. Register multiple domain names to:
Let’s get your best domain name.
With the billions of domains registered today, standing out in the crowd has never been more important. Thankfully, all you need is the right approach to your search for a domain.
Shorter is always sweeter.
The average length of some of the most common domain name extensions is around 13 characters. That’s a lot to remember these days, when attention spans are about as long as that of a goldfish. The most relevant and meaningful names stand out when they’re short and easy to remember.
Time to get creative.
If your perfect domain isn’t available with some of the more popular domain extensions, just keep looking. Today, you have hundreds to choose from, including international domain names. These can help you build local credibility — or just let you unleash your creativity.
Not finding what you want?
It used to be that, when you went to register a domain name, there were less than two dozen domain extensions to choose from – including .com, .net and .org,
to name the most popular ones. Now there are literally hundreds of domain extensions available.
A web address they’ll remember.
The new domains are easy to remember because they’re specific to your industry or location. Want to promote your photography business? Try .photos or .photography. Opening a trendy new eatery? Check out .cafe or .pub. And nothing beats .club for your kids’ soccer team or neighborhood book group.
The chance to promote your location.
Got a business that serves local customers? Check out your country’s ccTLD, like .ca for Canada or .co.uk for businesses in the UK. If your products or services are popular in a particular locale, these are a good choice since people often search for “product + location.”
Don't register a domain name that's trademarked, copyrighted or being used by another company. This can lead to losing the domain and legal problems.
Avoid numbers or hyphens. Anyone who hears your web address won't know if you're using a numeral 5 or "five." If your business name has a number in it, register both versions — with the number and the with the number spelled out. (Dashes are just asking for trouble and generally look unprofessional.)
Quick tips for getting started with your new domain name.
- Build a new website on it or forward your domain name to an existing website to attract more visitors.
- Create a professional email address you’ll be proud to share with customers.
- Make it easy for customers to find you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms with a personal domain.
- Invest in promising names you later sell for a profit.
Keep going — there’s a lot more a domain can do.
If you already used our domain search tool and registered a web address, nice work! Now it’s just a matter of using that domain name to its fullest potential. There are lots of things to consider, so let’s look at some of our top ideas.
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GoDaddy didn’t get to be the world’s largest registrar by accident. We can handle all your domain needs.
As soon as you register a domain name with us or any other registrar, some of your personal information is displayed in a public directory. But when you add Privacy Protection to your domains:
- We replace your name and contact details with our partner company's, Domains By Proxy, so 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
Why register a domain with GoDaddy?
With more than 78 million domains under management, we’re the domain name registrar with more experience than anyone. We'll make sure you find the right domain and that it's got a secure home online.