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Grab a hosting plan, which you'll need anyway, and your domain's on us for 1 year.

Treat yo self to the most popular top level domains.

New to the domain name game? A few tips to get you rollin'.

Number 1

Keep it
simple

Simplicity makes your domain easy to remember and easy to visit again.

Number 2

Stay
brandable

Be unique, but stay clear of alternative spelling of werdz (like that, for example).

Number 3

Be quick
about it

What's available today could be gone tomorrow, so grab your fav while you can!

Number 4

Hyphens-
aren't-helpful

They certainly weren't here, and they won't be in your domain name either.

Number 5

Consider other
extensions

Protect your brand by grabbing similar domainnames: .net, .org, or even .space.

Get a ton more out of your domain.

Domain locking

Prevent unauthorized transfers of your domain names, & retain control to unlock domains if you so please.

Auto-renewal

If you forget to renew your domain, you could lose it (gasp!). That's why we set up auto renew, so you don't gotta worry.

Easy management

Our control panel is designed for ease of use. Manage your online awesomeness from one single dashboard.

Privacy protection

For a small fee, you can protect your personal information from being publicly available on the WHOIS database.

DNS management

Route your DNS to us, another host, dedicated IPs, the moon — wherever you'd like (minus the moon part).

Email forwarding

If you'd like, automatically forward any of your domain's email addresses to any other valid email address.

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Got questions? Well, we've got answers.

  • What is a domain name?

    Think of your domain name as a street address for your website. Without a domain name, you'd have to tell customers to visit your site at an IP-based url, such as 123.123.123.123/~yourwebsite, instead of yourwebsite.com. Not very memorable, eh?

    To be successful on the interwebs, you'll want to invest in a domain name to ensure your site has a level of professionalism, appropriate branding, and overall awesomeness.

  • What's the difference between buying a domain and a hosting package?

    As said above, a domain name is like your website's street address, whereas web hosting is like your website's actual home — where all the files, images, and other info actually lives. Your site needs both an address and home to be up and running, but they are definitely two different things. Learn more about the difference between domains and hosting.

  • Is my domain name available?

    I don't know, is it? Let's check together! To do a domain name search, go to the top of this page, enter your desired domain name in the search box and click "Register domain" to find out its availability and the amount it'll cost to register the domain.

    Our domain search tool also helps you check out other available domain name extensions or variations that are available, such as yourwebsite.net or yourwebsite.org.

  • Is Domain Name Privacy Protection worth it?

    To put it simply: yes, yes, and yes.

    To put it a little less simply: When your domain is registered, you're required to maintain a publicly viewable WHOIS database that displays all your contact details — including home address and phone number. This puts you at risk of spam and identity theft (yikes).

    Luckily, you can keep your info hidden from the public eye by opting to use HostGator's Domain Privacy Protection. Interested parties will still be able to contact you if they so please, but your identity will remain anonymous — aka super top secret. Learn more about Domain Name Privacy.

  • Which domain name extensions are available?

    HostGator sells the following top level domain (TLD) extensions: .com, .club, .co, .space, .us, .website, .org, .net, .store, .press, .me, .blog, .biz, .info, .host, .online, .site, and .tech.

    If you're looking for something a bit more exotic, like .ninja or .beer, we suggest visiting our partner Domain.com.

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