Search for a domain

This article explains how to search for and choose a domain via Google Domains. To buy a domain, you must first identify if your desired domain name is available for sale. 

How to search for a domain

  1. Navigate to
  2. Enter your preferred domain name in the search box. 
  3. Review the search results to determine if the domain is available. If it is and you’re ready to purchase, buy the domain.
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Refine your search

When you search for a domain, Google Domains automatically searches for that domain with several popular endings (.com, .business). You have several options to refine your search:

  • Search for a specific ending: If you’re interested in a specific ending for your domain (, include it in your search. See a list of available domains and their prices.
  • Find more available endings: Enter only your preferred domain name (e.g. example), and let Google Domains show you some available variations. 
  • See all available endings for a domain: At the top of your search results page, turn on All endings to view all possible domains endings for your search string. 

View your results

Following your search, Google Domains shows you possible domain name and ending pairs. The way we display these results helps you see what’s available for purchase:

Icon Available for purchase? Description
Block No

Either you or someone else already owns this domain. Hover over the icon for more details.

If someone else owns the domain, perform a WHOIS lookup to find more information. 

Yes This domain is available for you to purchase.

You've added this domain to your cart. Buy the domain to complete the process.


In the upper right corner, turn on the Sort by drop-down to change which domains appear first in your results.

Use non-ascii characters

To search for domains with non-ASCII characters, you can use 2 methods: 

  • Paste the characters directly into the search bar, like グーグル.
  • Enter the punycode representation of the characters, like xn--qcka1pmc.

Each domain ending supports different non-ASCII characters. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has a list of character sets each domain ending supports. If you try to use characters a domain ending doesn’t support, the Google Domains interface lets you know.

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