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
- Navigate to https://domains.google.com/registrar.
- Enter a name in the search box at the top of the page.
- Learn about domain name insights.
- Review the search results to determine if the domain is available. If it is and you're ready to purchase, buy the domain.
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 (example.com), 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 that we display these results helps you see what's available for purchase:
|Icon||Available for purchase?||Description|
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 bag. Buy the domain to complete the process.
Use non-ascii characters
To search for domains with non-ASCII characters, you can use two 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 that each domain ending supports. If you try to use characters that a domain ending doesn't support, the Google Domains interface lets you know.