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1&1 Domain Checker

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How to search for a great domain and
check out if it is available

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What is a domain checker?

The domain checker is a very helpful and easy to use free tool. It allows you to browse the domain database and check for the availability of your desired domain name. You can conduct as many searches as you like, without limitations.
Simply type in your preferred address (e.g. "i-want-to-create-my-website.com") and the domain checker will carry out a search in order to identify whether your domain name is still available for registration. That holds true for:
  • Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD), like .com | .net | .org | .biz or .info
  • Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs), like .us | .ca | .in | co.za or .co
  • New Top Level Domains (nTLDs), like .blog | .shop | .club | .me | .online



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Domain Checker - detailed information
​FAQ

Domain Checker

  • How important is it that I use the domain check from 1&1?

    The domain name for a website is essentially the first impression or image that a potential visitor to your site is greeted with, so finding the right domain name for your website is vitally important to the success of your site. Thankfully, 1&1 is here to help you check your domain name once you have come up with a good idea.

    The best domain names are the ones that define what your site is and what it does. You can use the 1&1 domain checker to find the right name and ensure that it's easy for potential visitors or customers to locate you. For example, if your site sells ballet shoes, you would want your domain name to clearly indicate this, guaranteeing that those searching for ballet shoes would find you and visit your site. If your domain name is too vague or complex, potential customers may skip over your site, thinking it's irrelevant to their search.

    In addition, as the world wide web grows bigger with each passing year, you want to ensure that your site can be found among all the others that are competing for attention. 1&1 can check your domain to see if it has already been taken and which domain names are still available for you to register. Finding the right domain name should be your first step when constructing your site, as in many ways it is the most important one. Let 1&1 help you get it right.
  • I need to check whether a domain name is available – can 1&1 help?

    Before you use the 1&1 domain check to see if the domain you want is available, it's important that you think carefully about what you want your domain name to be. Choosing your domain name will be one of the most important decisions you make when it comes to building your website. Play around with some ideas and take the advice of friends and colleagues. As you begin to come up with potential domains, you can check which ones are available on the 1&1 site. This will allow you to filter out ideas that are already taken and start whittling down your list.

    All you need to do is visit 1and1.com and type a potential domain name into the checker. The 1&1 check will immediately see if the domain name is available for you to register and also provide you with other possible top-level domain names (TLDs) if your initial choice is not available. In addition, it will display the domain names that may have been occupied in the past but are now free for you to register.
  • How can the 1&1 domain check help me find the best domain name?

    With the 1&1 domain checker you are guaranteed to find a great domain name for your site. 1&1 can check the domain names that will best display your site to those surfing the net. It's important when you use the 1&1 domain checker to ensure that your idea for a domain name is clear and catchy. This will make your site easily identifiable and stick in the memory of visitors the next time they look for you. With the domain check you will be able to explore a huge range of options for your site at the best prices.

    With over 700 new domain extensions, it's never been easier to find and check the domain name that best sums up what your site has to offer. With only a few keystrokes and a click of the mouse, 1&1 will immediately check whether the domain name you want is available or not. It's that quick and easy. However, don't forget - you aren't the only one searching for the perfect domain name. Use the 1&1 domain check today and secure your ideal domain before someone else does!
  • How can 1&1 help me if my desired domain name is taken?

    If you are having trouble choosing your perfect domain name, 1&1 is here to help. There are a multitude of options available to you - and workarounds for any problem - all leading you to a fantastic domain name for your site.

    The first thing you can do is think about changing the TLD. This is the part of the URL at the end: for example .com, .net, .org. So if your desired domain name was balletshoes.com and you find that this is already taken, you can try balletshoes.org or balletshoes.net. Or even consider international or country specific domain names, like balletshoes.ca, balletshoes.co.uk, or balletshoes.au; the opportunities are endless.The 1&1 domain check will automatically generate your desired domain name with new TLDs if your first choice is already taken.

    If these are also not available, or you have your heart set on one particular TLD, then you can think about adapting your original domain name. Having to rethink your domain name shouldn't be seen as a problem and, in fact, it may lead to a spark of inspiration that helps your chosen domain name to really stand out.