Buy a domain

For countries where Google Domains is available, you can use Google Domains to purchase a domain. By default, Google Domains provides a one-year registration period and opts you in to auto-renew (step 6 below).

How to buy a domain

Follow these instructions to purchase a domain:

  1. Search for an available domain. Identify the one you’d like to purchase.
  2. Click Add to cart .
  3. To review your cart, click View cart.
    • To remove a domain, next to the name you want to remove, click the Trash can Delete  .
  4. Choose how many years of registration you want to purchase at their current price.
  5. To enter additional information required by some domains for example, .us and .ca, click Enter info.
  6. Select a privacy option
  7. Optional: Google Domains defaults to Auto-renew. You can choose to opt out.
    • Auto-renew keeps your payment current so you keep ownership of your domain.
    • When auto-renew is on, Google automatically bills the payment method on your account each year around the time your domain expires.
    • Learn more about renewal options.
  8. Optional: If you want to set up a custom email domain, check the box and fill out your personal information.
  9. At the bottom of the cart, click Checkout.
  10. Enter or edit your domain’s public contact information. This becomes the public contact information for your domain in the WHOIS database.
  11. Select your payment method.
  12. Click Buy. Processing your registration can take up to a few minutes.

Tip: Buy multiple years of registration to avoid potential future price increases.

Premium domains

A premium domain is one that the current owner offers for sale or resale at a premium price. There are 2 kinds of premium domains:

Aftermarket premium domain

The current domain owner offers it for resale for a one-time aftermarket fee. Once you purchase the domain, you can add multiple years of registration and renew at the renewal price set for the top-level domain (TLD) of the domain (for example, $12.00 per year for a .com).

Registry premium domain

The registry offers the domain for a premium price. In most cases, the registry charges a different fee for transfers, additional years of registration, renewal, and restoration from the base price for that domain’s ending. To acquire a premium domain, the registry may require you to pay a higher one-time cost. Google automatically adds this cost, if applicable, to your registration fee.

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