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:
- Search for an available domain. Identify the one you’d like to purchase.
- Click Add to cart .
- To review your cart, click View cart. To remove a domain, click the trash can next to a name.
- Some domains (e.g. .US and .CA) require you to provide additional information. Click Enter info to do so.
- Select a privacy option.
- 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.
- Click Checkout at the bottom of your cart.
- 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.
- Select your payment method.
- Click Buy. Processing your registration can take up to a few minutes.
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.