Hello....Today i will like to share with on how to know if a particular domain name is registered or still free to be used.
Domain names are the address you typed on the browser address tab...example are : facebook.com, dsoftwaretechnology.com..Doynews.com.etc
Some times you want to use a nice domain name for your business or personal websites but you find it hard to get one as all names seems to be picked by someone else, these names are sometimes bought by people, but not using them yet, but they plan to use it in the near future.
So in this blog section today, i want to help you learn how you can search your domain name today to know if its registered or not..
When you decides on the domain name you planned using,most website hosting company always have a DOMAIN NAME SEARCH BAR to help you search the availability of domain names...example is:
Godaddy.com : It will tell you if a name is available or not...So if it's available, you can purchase it and if it's not, it will give you other selections of extensions to pick from.
Note we have extensions like: .com , .biz, .net, .org, .in, .in, .me, .pro, .co.co.uk, .info, .Asia and many of it, you can also choose the extension you like to use according to your business or country.....
The other one am going to write about and also my favorite is
Whois.com : This is an awesome way to check if your domain is registered or not...This website will give you selections of other available domain names incase what you wanted to use is registered by someone else.
Whois will show you all the information of the domain name like : domain ID, Registrant email, phone number and every information of the owner of the particular domain name...i think its cool..Maybe not :(
You can back order a domain from this website: Back order as display on this website means you can pay for the domain but you wont have any access to it, but if the original owner of this domain fails to pay after it the domain name expires, then the domain name is gone, it will be automatically yours, so you must be careful and not let your domain name expire especially if its for business as it may damage the business online and reputation.
Buy all extensions (Safe Guard your company domain name online)
If you own a domain name with a big company, try and buy the important extensions aside from .com..some of the extension you need buy are .org, .info, .biz and .com.(insert country extension here) or .co.(insert country extension here)
You should do this because some people online can buy one of this extension for as low as $9.99, and use it to deceive people and mislead people by saying its the same company.....so to be safe is better than sorry and you also help your clients to trust your organization too. Hope this helps you on how to choose and search for your domain name easily online and how to be safe...