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, click the trash can Delete next to a name.
  4. Some domains (e.g. .US and .CA) require you to provide additional information. Click Enter info to do so. 
  5. Select a privacy option
  6. Google Domains defaults to opting you in to Auto-renew. You can choose to opt out, if desired. 
    Auto-renew helps you keep ownership of your domain by not missing a payment. 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.
  7. Click Checkout at the bottom of your cart.
  8. Enter or edit the Contact information for the domain. 
    The information you enter becomes the public contact information for your domain in the WHOIS database.
  9. Select your payment method. 
  10. Click Buy. Processing your registration can take up to a few minutes.

Premium domain

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

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 registrant may require you to pay a higher one-time cost. Google automatically adds this cost, if applicable, to your registration fee. 

.CA domain

A person registering a domain with a .CA ending must adhere to these policies:

  • Have a Canadian presence. Read CIRA policies, rules, and procedures for details.
  • Use public WHOIS registration for corporations, government agencies, and other non-individual organizations.
Individuals in the following categories have the option to use private registration:
  • Aboriginal peoples indigenous to Canada (ABO)
  • Canadian citizen (CCT)
  • Legal representative of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (LGR)
  • Permanent Resident of Canada (RES)

.US domain

Restrictions apply to .US top-level domains. A registrant must be either:

  • A natural person (i) who's a United States citizen, (ii) who's a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories, or (iii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions,
  • A United States entity or organization that's (i) incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories, or (ii) organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or territories (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, and non-commercial organizations based in the United States), or
  • A foreign entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.

For more information, see

Private registration is not available for .US domains.

.FR domain

.FR domains require residence in a member nation of the European Union. See European Union: Countries for a list of member nations.

.JP domain

Japan Registry Services require companies or individuals registering .JP domains to have a permanent postal address in Japan. If you don't have one, GMO JP Registration Service, GMO Internet, Inc. (the registrar of record) will provide a trustee address in Japan for your registration, and you'll be able to register the domain.

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