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  • How do I register a domain name?

    Well, you've come to the right place! Dynadot is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and we've got everything you need to register an awesome domain name - including over 500 domain extensions!To register a domain name, please follow these steps: Go to our Domain Name Search page. Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search bar. You can choose to enter your domain name with or without a domain extension. Once you've found the one, click the shopping cart icon next to it. The item(s) should briefly appear at the top right-hand corner of the page as they're added to your shopping cart. Click on the shopping cart and then "View Cart". Review your items. Note: Domain privacy is automatically added for TLDs that allow privacy unless you have made changes to your domain default privacy settings. This will be indicated underneath the domain(s) "FREE Add-Ons" section. At this point, you can choose to upgrade Website Builder or Email Hosting to Pro plan for your domain(s) as well, by clicking on "Upgrade" link in each row. To check out, click the "Checkout" button. Our system will take you through the checkout process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Finished" email from us when your order has completed processing and your domain is registered! Please note that the Domain Name Search page is not the only page where you can search for the domain of your dreams. We also have a few additional searches that can help make it easier to find your dream domain. These include: Advanced Search: allows you to select multiple domain extensions you want to search. Bulk Search: allows you to search for multiple domain names at once. IDN Search: allows you to target your search for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). (You can search for IDNs in any of our searches and our system will automatically take you to this page for the results.) Bulk IDN Search: allows you to search for multiple IDNs at once. AI Search: let AI guide your domain discoveries

  • What if the domain I want is is taken?

    Have you ever searched for a domain and discovered that it has already been "taken" or registered by someone else? If this has happened to you, check out our list of ideas and infographic below, and learn how to get the domain you really want! Explore domain aftermarkets such as Dynadot's domain marketplace, Afternic, and Sedo. These platforms facilitate seamless connections between domain buyers and sellers. If you have a specific domain in mind that is currently not listed for sale, check if there is a "Make an Offer" button in the domain search results. If so, you can submit a service request to make an offer, and we will assist you in locating the domain owner and presenting your offer. Try out our Suggestion Tool, a hidden gem at Dynadot. This tool unveils domain name suggestions that you may have never considered before, and it might even present a superior alternative to your "taken" domain. Please note that the Suggestion Tool is exclusive to .COM, .NET, .CC, .ORG, .INFO, .CLUB, and .ONLINE domains. Why not consider a different top-level domain (TLD)? Our TLD page features a wide range of domain options, including your country's ccTLD, .CO, .ME, .NET, .XYZ, .BIZ, .ORG or .INFO. With hundreds of TLDs to choose from, you'll find the perfect fit for your website. Check our Whois Lookup to determine if it's possible to contact the current owner of the domain. If the owner's contact information is available, you can send them a direct message to inquire about purchasing the domain. In cases where the owner's contact information is not accessible due to our privacy service, you'll find a "Contact Domain Holder" link at the bottom. By utilizing this link, you can initiate an email to the address on file for the specified domain. Please note that contacting the domain owner does not guarantee a response. Track the domains you are interested in with our Watch List feature. With Watch List, you can monitor the status of domains you wish to purchase. If any changes occur with a domain in your Watch List, we'll promptly notify you via email. Learn more about how to add domains to your watch list.

  • How do I register a domain name for more than one year?

    You can select the number of years you'd like to register your domain from within our shopping cart. To register a domain name for more than one year, please follow these steps: Navigate to the Domain Name Search page. Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search field and search. Select the domain name you want to register and click on the shopping cart icon at the end. The item will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page. Go to your shopping cart and click on the "View Cart" button. On the "Shopping Cart" page, you should see a drop-down menu allowing you to change the duration of the domain registration. Select the duration you want for your domain registration (up to 10 years for most domain extensions). Follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your order. NOTE: Some top-level domain extensions (TLDs) have limits on the number of years you can register your domain. Our drop down menu will reflect this.

  • If I register a domain name through your company, who is the owner? Is it me or Dynadot?

    You are the owner of all domain names that you register through us. As long as you continue to renew your domain during the registration period, you are the owner. If you do not renew, then the domain can be deleted and someone else can become the owner.Dynadot is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, not a reseller. This means that we have a direct connection with the central registries of the domains we sell. See our blog post on the "3 R's of the Domain Industry: Registry, Registrar, & Reseller" for more information.If you aren't sure if you're considered the owner of your domain, do a Whois lookup to see if your information is listed (keep in mind your information may not be listed if you are using a privacy service).

  • How many years can I register my domain?

    You can register your domain up to 10 years; however, not all top-level domains (TLDs) allow this many years of registration. There are two ways to see how many years of registration are allowed on a certain TLD: Go to the individual TLD page and scroll down to the "Domain Pricing" table. Here you will see prices listed for each year of registration that is available for that TLD. For example, on the .AT page, you will notice that only the first year's price is listed, while on the .COM page, all 10 years have prices. This is because .AT can only be registered for a maximum of one year, while .COM can be registered up to the maximum of 10 years. Add the domain name you are interested in registering to the shopping cart and click on the "1 year" drop-down. When you add a domain to your cart, the default selection is 1 year. You can use this drop down to adjust the number of years you would like to register your domain. The drop-down will list the highest number of years that are available for registration for your chosen domain. Registering your domain for multiple years can help ensure that you don't lose your domain to expiration.

  • What does re-registration mean?

    When previously owned domains are released by the Registry back to the public for open registration, there is a fixed window where they qualify as re-registrations (re-reg). The window starts as soon as the domains are released, or dropped, and ends 23:59 ET that same day. If a domain is registered within that time frame, it is a re-registration.

  • What is a domain registration?

    A domain registration is the process of reserving a domain name for a set amount of time. Although once the domain is registered under your name or organization, you are considered the "owner," you are only the owner for as long as the domain name is registered to you. Most domains offer the option to register them for a maximum of 10 years, though many registrants choose to register domains for just 1 year at a time.Learn more about the domain life cycleSee our domain registration prices What is a domain renewal? What is a domain transfer?

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