What if the domain name I want is already taken? Print

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If the domain name you want is already taken, you have a few options:

  1. Choose a different top-level domain (TLD): Consider using a different TLD extension, such as .net, .org, or a country-specific TLD like .us or .co.uk. This can give you more options for available domain names.
  2. Use a different variation or abbreviation: Try using variations or abbreviations of the desired domain name. You can add a hyphen, change the order of words, or use synonyms to create a unique domain name.
  3. Reach out to the current domain owner: If the domain is not actively being used, you may want to contact the current owner to see if they are willing to sell it. This is known as domain/name acquisition. However, be prepared that acquiring a domain name from its owner may involve negotiations, and it can be quite costly if the domain has high value.
  4. Consider alternative domain name extensions: If all else fails, consider using a different domain name altogether. Brainstorm alternative names that relate to your brand, product, or service. Be creative and choose a domain name that is memorable and unique.

you can use the namespinner on the Register a new domain page to search for a domain name that is available or alternative domain extentions for your domain.

Remember, it is important to choose a domain name that aligns with your brand and is easily recognizable and memorable for your target audience.

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