How to buy a domain name for your business

Domain Names

Domain names - getting started

Your online journey starts here. Buy a domain name, and you’re well on your way to launching your business to the world. A domain name gives your business it’s very own home online – a way of being able to broadcast what you have to offer across the web, as well as making it easy for customers to find you.

What is a domain name?

In short, it’s your website’s name and the address that customers will use to access it. Your domain name will be the URL you use to promote your website too. Ready to take your business online? Here’s how to register your domain name:

  1. Step 1. Pick the right domain name

    Think about your business name, domain names can’t be less than three characters or more than 63 characters long, so check yours fits within this. Try to keep the domain name you buy simple, memorable, easy to type and straight to the point.

    You should also consider whether it’s related to the product or service you offer e.g. By choosing a relevant name, users online will be able to find your business through keyword searches in Google.

    There are a few other things to remember when you buy a domain name e.g. no special characters such as ‘&’ or ‘!’ can be used and your domain can’t begin or end with a hyphen.

  2. Step 2. Choose your domain extension

    There are so many extensions to choose from! Think about which domain extension will be right for you. If you’re after a short and snappy domain name .uk would be a great choice, or perhaps a This is one of the most established domains in the world and perfect for UK businesses.

    Look at which extensions are available but remember, some restrictions apply, so before you buy a domain name read the suffix information. You’ll find it by clicking the grey information icon beside each extension in your Domain Search results.

  3. Step 3. Buy domain names!

    Now you’ve chosen your domain name, it’s time to snap it up while it’s still available! Millions of people buy domain names every day, so a domain that might be available now, could be gone tomorrow.

    Plus, remember that every time you buy domains with, you get a bunch of freebies to give your business a real kickstart online.

Ready to get started?

It’s time to buy the perfect domain name! Use our handy domain search below!