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1&1 makes buying your domain name simple. The more complicated part is on your end in figuring out what you want your domain to be named. Once you have figured out what you want your domain name to be, 1&1 helps you with the rest. When you purchase a domain with 1&1, the cost is inclusive all the registration fees and affiliated E-Mail accounts with 2 GB storage space. Choose a domain package you need, and the registration is free. It includes sub-domains, a control panel, E-Mail account and support. Furthermore you use the website builder provided to you by 1&1 to construct your own website around your new domain.
How can I find a cheap domain for my website?
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.
Why is one domain cheaper than the other?
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. 1&1 MyWebsite follows the same concept of providing many additional services and as a result offering you cheaper domain names. Domain names also vary in price depending on the domain extension.
Can I buy more than one domain at once?
Yes. With our domain checker at the top of the homepage you can start by checking one domain name. After you click on the "check" button, an overview page appears which shows the domain extensions that are available or taken. You can add additional domains to your shopping cart with just one click. If you want buy other popular domain extensions that haven't shown up in the results, try loading a few more extensions by clicking the link "Load More Domains".
If you want buy an additional, unrelated domain name, that's also no problem. After you add your first domain name to your cart, click the link "Check more domains" on the right side or scroll down to the bottom of the page. Here you'll find another domain checker where you can search for your additional domain.
Should I buy additional domain extensions for one domain name?
Yes. We recommend buying not only your domain name with your favorite extension (eg. .com), but also additional, alternative domain extensions (eg. .net, .info, etc). The reason is simple. Having more than one domain extension strengthens your online identity, secures your brand name and improves your online presence. Buying more than one domain extension also protects you from your competitors registering your additional extensions and enticing away your customers.
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.