Domain Search and Lookup
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In your journey to own a domain name, you will need (at one point or
another) to conduct a domain search to find check domain
names available for you to register. Doing a domain name look up can
also help you make sure that the name you've painstakingly come up
with is not already registered under another owner.
You should allocate some time for planning before you begin doing a
domain name check so that you have a greater sense of focus on what
to search for, making for a more efficient search. Determine a broad
topic or a range of topics that you intend for your website. For
this, you may have to do a little bit of forecasting - thinking
ahead to the intention of your site, the contents you would want to
publish on that site and how long you think you will use that site
for. For even greater focus, come up with sub-topics and specific
names relevant to these topics.
Once you got your list of topics, you are ready to get started with
your domain name search. A domain search can take several forms, the
simplest would be to key in individual topic names into a web
browser; if a website with that specific name appears, you know that
it is taken and therefore unavailable for you to register. This
method of checking domain availability isn't a hundred percent
accurate though. There could be several reasons for the
non-appearance of a website other than it not being used and
available for registration. For example, the site server may be
down, or the website under construction.
Another way of checking available domain names would be to install a
domain lookup tool to help you get the job done. Unfortunately, this
isn't a very popular domain search technique as it can sometimes set
you back a few hundred dollars just to buy the program. In addition,
there have been reviews claiming that the search may not be a
complete one, with only cheap and ineffective domain names being
highlighted as available.
Alternatively, you could approach a domain name registrar to help
you search domain names that you want. This is usually a
complimentary service provided by domain name registrars. Many
registrars may also advise you on closely related alternative domain
names if the one you're looking for happens to be unavailable.
Try out our domain search tool here.
If you've found the perfect domain name but discovered that it is
already registered under someone else, all is not lost. You could
always contact the domain's current owner and offer to buy that
particular domain name from them (there is an online record of all
domain registrations where you'll be able to find such information).
You could also buy domain names through an online auction process.
Once you've found a domain that's not only available but sits well
with your intentions for the use of that domain, your domain
search may come to an end. This, however, will mark the
beginning of you creating a presence online through your domain.