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How to Purchase a Domain Name

Registering a domain name at Hostinger

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Written by Ixanar U.
Updated over a week ago

Looking for the ideal domain name for your project? Go to the Domain Checker, enter your desired domain name, and click on Search. You will be able to buy the domain right away, if it is available, by adding it to the cart:

The results of Domain checker tool showing an available domain name and how to purchase it

You will also be presented with more options of domain extensions, also known as TLDs, that you can register in order to boost your brand:

The More options section on Domain checker with additional TLD available for purchase

Select all the domains you want to purchase and add them to the cart. In the cart, you'll find the domain renewal price and be able to select the renewal period. If supported, domain privacy protection will be included for free as well!

What to Do if the Domain Name Is Not Available

If your chosen domain name is short or uses common terms, chances are it may be already taken by someone else – therefore, unavailable for purchase:

The Domain Checker notification that a domain is taken

In that case, you can choose a different TLD. Scroll down to find more options and select Add to Cart next to your preferred alternative to proceed with domain registration.


  • Some TLDs may not be available for purchase – you can still register the domain name using a different TLD

  • Purchase of premium domains is not supported

How to Use the Domain with Your Website

In case you are planning to create a website, the domain name is one part of what you need – the other is a hosting plan for your website's files. Alternatively, you can opt for a dedicated website builder.

Though we suggest you get a hosting plan along with your new domain name, you can still purchase the domain only. Domains purchased at Hostinger can be used with any hosting service of your choice. You can point your Hostinger domain to external services as soon as it is set up.

After you specify new DNS records for your domain, DNS propagation starts, which may last up to 24 hours. Once your domain is pointed elsewhere by nameservers, its DNS zone is also automatically moved to the provider you pointed the domain to and should be managed from there.

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