Check domain name availability
Why choose Name.com?
How do I check if a domain name is available?
The Name.com platform lets you perform a thorough domain name search so you can find out if the name you want for your website is available and for sale. There are a couple of ways to see if the website name you want is available. The easiest method is to type the domain name you're interested in into our search box and we’ll tell you if the domain is available for registration. You can also search for the domain in Whois Lookup.
How do I find the best available domain name?
If you have an idea for the name you want, start by searching for that. If the name isn’t available, we’ll show you our best recommendations for similar, available domain names. Or, if you don’t have a specific domain name in mind, just type in keywords that describe your website or project, hit search, and check out the suggestions.
What do I do if the website name I want is taken?
If the domain name you want is already registered, you have a few options. First, check out the recommended, similar domain names in your search results to see if one of those works. You should also consider an available domain name with an extension other than .COM, such as .IO, .CLUB, or .ROCKS. There are hundreds of new TLDs to consider. If you’re really set on securing your first choice of domain, find the current registrant using Whois Lookup and see if they are willing to sell it. Learn more
How do I know if the domain I want is a Premium domain name?
When searching for domain names, the word “Premium” will occasionally appear above Premium names on the search result page. Premium names are available for purchase, but they typically cost more than non-Premium names. Learn more about Premium domain names
How do I search for expired domain names?
“Expiring domain names” are just what they sound like: Domain names that were unavailable because they were already registered but are about to expire, making the website name available for purchase again. You can search for expiring domain names using keywords or you can check the list of about-to-expire names. Search domains expiring now