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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.

Benefits of a cheap domain name

With a cheap domain name at 1&1, you get a good-quality name at a low price. Apart from your opportunity of a cheap domain registration with no extra costs from 1&1, you can also have multiple domains and manage them all from a single source – your control panel.

At 1&1, we make it fast and easy to shop for and register free domain names. As a leading provider of domain registration and hosting services, we have helped millions of people around the globe shop for and secure cheap domain names. You can secure your domain names with us for minimum costs, usually starting at $0.99 for the first year. Become part of our growing family of customers and experience the 1&1 difference!

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The rights to a domain name can be sold and transferred just like property. If you want to find a buyer for your parked domain, Sedo will include a "Domain for Sale" page on your site or list your domain on a domain auction site. On their website you can find out how much your domain might be worth and you can request a domain rating.

In addition, the transfer of a domain name can be a lengthy process. Most domain transactions are managed through a third-party trust service. The provider holds the buyers' payment securely while both parties work with their Registrar to transfer the parked domain name. Once the transfer is completed, the provider releases the payment to the seller. The trust service provided by Sedo is recommended because they will provide a financial intermediary and assist you with the technical transfer of the parked domain name.

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?

    When you look at our domain price list, you will see that some domains are cheaper than others. But why is a .com domain name cheaper than a .online domain? The answer is simple: there are different factors that determine the final retail price of a domain. One important factor is the registry price. 1&1 and the other domain hosting companies have to pay a fee per domain to registrars like VeriSign (.com/.net) or Nominet (.uk). These domain fees differ among registrars. That is one reason, why the old top level domain .com is cheaper than the new top level domain .online. Another reason is the demand of a domain extension, which can influence the price.
  • Which cheap domains can I register at 1&1?

    1&1 offers you a wide range of different cheap domains. The most common domains are available at cheap prices. You will find generic top level domains (e.g. .com, .us, .org, .info,...) and a lot of new top level domains as .nyc, .shop or .software.
  • 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 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.