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, next to the name you want to remove, click the Trash can .
- Choose how many years of registration you want to purchase at their current price.
- To enter additional information required by some domains for example, .us and .ca, click Enter info.
- Select a privacy option
- 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.
- Optional: If you want to set up a custom email domain, check the box and fill out your personal information.
- At the bottom of the cart, click Checkout.
- Enter or edit your domain’s public contact information. This 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.
Tip: Buy multiple years of registration to avoid potential future price increases.
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.