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Frequently asked questions about buying a domain name
Do I really need to buy a domain name ?
More and more often, your domain name is the most important marketing tool in your efforts to build a successful website. Your domain name is the first opportunity to tell your users about your site and advertise what you do. For this reason, it is crucial that you purchase a domain name that instantly grabs the attention of your target audience and remains memorable for a long time to come. The good news is that when you buy a domain name with 1&1, the costs are affordable. In fact, with a huge range of attractive TLDs on the market, you can buy domains suitable for your new website at the fraction of their previous costs.
Whether you are looking for a domain to help build an eCommerce site, such as .shop, or something to help expose your writing, like .blog, 1&1 has everything you could possibly require. You will also be able to buy domain names that speak to your local community, such as .london, or domain names that reach out nationally and internationally, such as .co.uk and .com. Whatever TLD you choose, our advanced domain searching tool will help you secure the perfect domain name for your website.
What are the advantages if I buy domain names with 1&1 ?
When you buy a domain name with 1&1 you can expect to receive a host of additional benefits, helping you to make the most of your new website. With a range of special offers to help you save money on your initial investment, when you choose to buy a domain name with 1&1 you can be sure you are getting fantastic value for money. Some domain names are even completely free for the first year, giving your new website a little extra cash to help it get off the ground, and allowing your budget to stretch a little further. Other benefits include a
comprehensive set of hosting packages to ensure all of the data associated with your website is stored securely and is easily accessible to you. These packages are also competitively priced and provide fantastic value for money, offering ample storage space and comprehensive e-mail features. Alongside these fantastic benefits, 1&1 also offers a simple and intuitive website builder to help you design an attractive website that provides easy navigation for your users. Once you buy multiple domains with international TLDs, you can offer your website visitors pages that are in their own language and relevant to their locality.
How do I buy a domain name from 1&1 ?
Buying domain names from 1&1 is a simple process that also allows you to be creative with your TLD. Simply type your domain choice into our advanced domain name checker and choose your respective TLD to pair it with. Hit the search function and we will check if your chosen domain name is available. If the domain name you wish to buy is unavailable, 1&1 will suggest a range of alternatives to help you find the perfect match. At this point, you will also be able to select any
complementary domain names you wish to pair with your main domain. Once
you have selected your domain names, 1&1 will guide you through the registration and payment processes. At this point you will also be able to order a suitable hosting package that will provide you with e-mail accounts and storage space for your data. Although the process of buying a domain is relatively simple, you can feel free to contact 1&1 and one of our highly trained advisers will be happy to help you in any way they can in case you have any further questions or require any further guidance.
Can I buy .com domains at 1&1 and what's the pricing?
At 1&1, we've made it easy to buy a .com domain. The first step is to use our domain finder to verify whether or not your domain name of choice is available—it's completely free to use, and it only takes a few seconds. If your .com domain is for sale, you'll be presented with the option to purchase it. Simply add it to your cart, click Continue, and follow the payment instructions.
When it comes to .com domain prices, because .com is the most popular domain name on the web, the .com domain cost varies depending on which name you choose. For example, shoes.com is highly desirable and so is likely to be very expensive, while the name of a business, if it's unique, could be very cheap. The easiest way to find a .com domain price is to use the domain finder. In addition to letting you know the price, we'll also present you with a list of alternatives, often at highly competitive prices.