Domains: How to determine if a domain name is available?

This article provides you with steps to check whether the domain you are interested in registering is available or already belongs to another business.


A domain name can’t be registered if it is already claimed by someone else, even if it’s not actually being used, but it’s easy to find out if your domain name is available in the form you want. 

One quick way to check for the availability of a domain name is to do a simple web search. Type in the name you want to use, including the top-level domain, or TDL extensions, such as .com or .net. That can reveal whether the name is currently in use, and your search may even provide some suggested alternatives. 


Use the ‘Domain Search’ feature on our SEARCH DOMAINS and type your desired name in the Domain Search box. If the domain name is available, you can proceed to purchase it via our online ordering system. 


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