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Most business owners think that buying an expensive domain name guarantees traffic and recognition of their site. However, it is easy to get a cheap domain name that is equally reliable; especially when you choose 1&1 as your registrar. Before registering a cheap domain name, it is necessary to choose the name of your domain. That is the most crucial step. Once you have done so, you can use the search tools (like the domain check at the top of this page) to help you check, if your domain name is available or if it is already in use. In case all your preferred names are already reserved, you can choose a completely new one or try another domain extension. There are different ways in order to get a domain. You can register the domain name directly or you choose a webhosting package from 1&1.

How to find a domain name

Buying an inexpensive domain at 1&1 is very simple. The most challenging step is figuring out what you want your domain name to be. Once this is established, go to the 1&1 domain check and see if your desired domain is still available. If it isn't claimed yet, you can register it directly with 1&1. Purchasing a domain name with 1&1 will give you the best deal, which includes all registration fees and domain affiliated E-Mail accounts with up to 2GB storage. After registering choose which 1&1 package best suits your needs. 1&1 offers you everything from simple domain hosting with E-Mail up to the full package of domain and website hosting with the ability to build your own website with 1&1´s website builder!

Competitive prices for every need at 1&1

The hosting of your domain and website will be additional costs to the yearly domain fees. It makes sense to subscribe to companies like 1&1, which offer your packaged deals of registering and hosting your domain as well as hosting your website for a reasonable and competitive price. The 1&1 MyWebsite package does exactly all of this plus it enables you to use the integrated 1&1 website design software to create your own website. In addition you can get maximum flexibility for your web projects with our Starter or our different Unlimited hosting packages. 1&1 offers a variety of basic and premium packages the perfect solution for every need. Get it all under one roof at 1&1!

What to look out for when buying a cheap domain

How to find a cheap domain name

In order to find and register a domain name, you would usually go through so called domain name registrars. The various companies that host these services usually charge relatively high fees for a single domain name. Although this might seem like a one way street, there are services that provide cheaper ones. Some of these require you to register for their services, which in turn allow you to buy cheaper domain names from other members.

Another method of attaining a cheaper domain name is by signing up for a hosting service or a website builder package like 1&1 MyWebsite. These other types of services provide you with much cheaper domain names because they charge for their hosting for website building features. As a result, you don't have to pay for your domain, or if you do it will not be nearly as expensive as just registering a domain name by itself.

Price variations between domain registrars

The price difference between the multiple domain name registrars has multiple reasons. Some of these registrars try to gain more profits based on higher volume of sales and therefore keep their profit margins lower. Others will keep their prices low and earn their profits with additional services like E-Mail. Some domain name registrars have a fully automated systems and administration system for their customers to sink the fix costs by reducing the amount of support required.

Domain names also vary in price depending on the domain extension. The most common domain extension is ".com" and will cost more than ".info" due to basic economic principles of supply and demand. Everyone wants a ".com" extension, but they are not easy to get. This builds a price ladder of domain name costs depending on your domain extension.

How secure is it to use a cheap domain name for my new project?

Although 1&1 offers domains at a very competitive price level, it is of course completely safe to use them. You do not have to compromise on the security of your project in order to benefit from our cheap domain names. Once you have registered your domain, it is yours as long as you renew the contractand don't violate local law. Additionally, there are a few ways to improve the security of the visitors coming to your website. One option is to buy an SSL certificate. With an SSL certificate, you guarantee privacy for your users, when they are exchanging sensitive information with your website. You find more information about our SSL certificate here.

Things to keep in mind, if you want to buy a cheap domain name:

Don't try to register a domain name that is highly likely to violate the trademark or brand rights of someone else

Register yourself as the owner of the domain name – of course, you can use private domain registration if you like

Check our guidelines for renewing your domain name every now and then

FAQ: Cheap Domain Names

  • Why are some domains cheaper than others?

    There are many reasons why some domains are cheaper than others. The most obvious reason is like with any businesses that sell the same products; they compete against each other with differentiating prices. One type of business will speculate on high volume and therefore have lower profit margins, which in turn keep their prices down. Other businesses sell themselves as exclusive and high-end providers and charge the respective prices. As stated above, some providers package their domain prices with the affiliated services such as domain and website hosting. See for yourself! Another common reason for differentiating domain prices is the demand for domain extensions (.com, .net, .info…). The most demanded domain extension like .com would be more expensive because of the basic economic principles of supply and demand. The more demand for a domain, the less are available and the higher the price will be accordingly.
  • Which cheap domains can I register at 1&1?

    1&1 offers you a wide range of different domains. The most common domains are available at cheap prices. You will find generic top level domains (e.g. .com, .co.uk, .uk, .me.uk, .org...) and a lot of new top level domains as .london, .scot or .football.
  • If I have a great name in mind, how can I find out, if it is still available?

    Finding a cheap domain is simple. 1&1 offers you a wide range of different cheap domain extensions. You can find the full overview of domain prices here. Checking if your favorite name is still available just takes a couple of steps.

    1) Insert your domain name with the low priced domain extension of your choice into the domain checker at the top of the site and click on the check button.
    2) Seconds later, you will find out if your desired domain name is still available in combination with the cheap domain extension or if someone else was faster and has already registered the domain name. In this particular case, 1&1 offers you additional popular extensions at low costs.
  • How to get premium domain names cheap?

    The term premium domain refers to all domains which are already registered by another person or company who might currently not be interested in selling it. These domain names are usually short, generic and thus easy to remember. Because of these characteristics, owners of such a premium domain will not sell them cheaply and can expect to make a lot of money when reselling them. Usually, premium domains are auctioned through marketplaces, like sedo.com and not very cheap to get your hands on.
  • Is 1&1 the cheapest domain name registrar in general?

    At 1&1, we strive to always have competitive price levels for our products - for every customer. However, due to the sheer size of our portfolio, we cannot guarantee to have the best price available for all products, all the time. Instead, we focus on a selected range of domain extensions which are very frequently sought after by our customers, such as .com, and provide those domain names to you at a very cheap rate.

    Many competitors have aggressive offers in their portfolio, too. For example: when a launch of a new domain extension is shortly to come, it is an industry standard to promote bundles of domains at a discounted rate. Thus, there are always many cheap domain names for sale in the marketplace. It is up to you to find the right registrar with the best offer for your need.
  • What is there to know about the renewal rates, if I want to purchase a cheap new domain?

    In case you are looking for a cheap domain name purchase, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind. The offers that are available to you will likely be different in a number of dimensions such as: 1st year price, setup fees, multiyear-registration options and discounts, opportunities for bundles, the level of support, additional services available to you, and eventually: the renewal rate.

    Usually, a cheap domain name renewal price for the 2nd year is higher than the welcome offers you can get for the initial registration of a domain in the first year. Most domain deals also suggest that you will get an additional discount, the longer you commit yourself to the domain provider.