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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Domain Names

  • How do I search for a good domain name?

    A domain name search encompasses a few basic factors. A good domain name should be affiliated to your website's purpose, it should be easy to remember, and it should not consist of abbreviations or hyphens. Avoid anything that could cause confusion. A good domain name should be between 2 to 63 characters consisting of Latin alphabet and numbers and containing no special characters. A good domain will usually be short, easy to remember and represent your brand online.

  • How do I register a domain with 1&1?

    Registering a domain with 1&1 only takes a few easy steps. After you've chosen a name, you can use our domain check tool to see whether the domain name and the necessary extension are available. If the domain you've entered is not registered yet, you can easily click to add it and enter your registrant data which will appear in the WHOIS records. You also have the option to register your domain privately. Once you've entered your information, complete your order and you can immediately check the status of your domains in your 1&1 Control Panel. Besides registering new domains, you can also transfer existing domains or point your domain name server (DNS) to 1&1.

  • Can I buy domains directly from my smartphone?

    With the 1&1 Domain App, you can easily search for and register domains from your iOS and Android powered mobile devices. Whether smartphone or tablet, you can easily find your desired domain while on the move. With exciting features such as the domain search, Whois information, and a shopping basket, the 1&1 Domain App makes domain registration easier. You can search for the availability of a desired domain, add it to your shopping basket, search for related domains, and easily buy them one click.

  • How much does it cost to register a .com domain?

    The price for a domain name varies depending on the provider. 1&1 offer competitive .com domain rates with many web address features, domain contact management and DNS Management among many others. Furthermore you can host unlimited External Domains on our hosting packages. Whether you want to own a .com, .net or .info domain, you can easily check its availability with our domain check tool and then register domain name. The 1&1 domain prices start from $0.99. Check-out the current 1&1 .com domain prices.

  • How can a new generic top level domain help my business online?

    New generic top level domain names are expected to be available by the end of 2013. Whether you own a travel website or shopping website, a new domain name can help you to achieve better promotion for your business online. From .blog, .travel to .shop domains, you can choose from over 700 new domains which will fit your business. By having a new domain name extension, you offer your users a short url which is easy to remember, easy to type and to search for.
    Pre-ordering a new generic top level domain (New gtld) with 1&1 is a free and no obligation process.