Domain Names

Search, look up, check, select, purchase, register, transfer, renew, protect, and / or monitor domain names for many Top Level Domains (TLDs) from

To register your domain name, enter your domain name into the box below and click the “Check Domain” button to check for its availability for registration.

Your domain name is your identity on the internet so we recommend choosing a domain wisely. As a general rule, it should be easy to recall or should reflect your business so that people can find you easily on the internet. By choosing as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner.

Tips for choosing domain names

Choosing a domain name is a big decision, one that you and your business or organisation may be living with for a long time to come! The following are some tips, guidelines and advice to consider when selecting an Internet domain name.

Registering your business name as a domain

If you have not done so yet, be sure to register the domain name equivalent of your business name as soon as possible – even if you intend to use a different domain name for your actual web site.

The reason for this is that there are some people who make a career from registering other organisations and businesses names and then trying to sell the domain name at an exorbitant price!

A competitor or disgruntled customer may also set up a site under your business name that may reflect poorly on your business or organisation.

While the above form of anti-competitive behaviour is illegal, it can be a lengthy process to regain control over the name through legal channels and depending on the circumstances, may not always be successful.

Businesses primarily doing business in a single country, such as Namibia (.na domain) should always at the very least register domain names in their country ending with, for instance “” and “.na” in their names and should also consider registering domain names associated with their products and events for the same reasons as mentioned above.

Associations, non-profit organisations and other groups may find another domain extension more suitable; .e.g “”. We will discuss Internet domain name extensions later in this article.

You do not have a business name yet?

If you are just starting up and have not settled on a business name yet, it is a great opportunity to ensure you can register a domain name you like that can also be used as a business name. With the Internet playing such an important role in business these days, do not ever underestimate just how much of a difference a good domain name can make to your sales.

Generic word domain names and their benefits

Finding a good domain name that is not already registered can be quite a challenge; particularly if generic words are involved, but it is well worth the effort.

It is worthwhile considering registering a name containing generic words related to your products and services, as it is easier for people to remember, but it will also have greater resale value if you should choose to sell your business and/or web site in the future. Additionally, generic words in an Internet domain name, whether hyphenated or not, can help you be found on search engines.

Do not have your heart set on any one name, but make a list of possibilities. It is a good idea to use a domain WHOIS application (use ours at the top of this page) as you come up with ideas to determine whether a name has been taken or better still, registrars combine a domain search and register function to make life simpler. Just typing an address into your browser will not be an accurate way to determine if a domain name is already registered as the vast majority of names currently registered are not in use.

Watch out for trademarks and other conflicts

Here is a very important tip. It is wise to check whether the name you are registering may infringe on someone else’s trademark or business name – usually a search on Google will reveal this.

However, generic terms cannot be trademarked to the point of the exclusion of others using the word combinations – so these sorts of domain names are safe to register.

Since generic one word domain names are virtually impossible to locate now, try two or three word combinations that are strongly related to your products and services.

A domain name should be short and simple

A domain name should be easy to remember, easy to relay to someone over the telephone and should also be as brief as possible.

Domain name registration vs. domain name hosting

Many people are under the impression that registering a domain name also includes web site hosting. It is important to understand that domain registration and web hosting are two completely separate services; but are often offered by the same service provider.

Covering your bases

You may also wish to register an abbreviation of your trading name, add a prefix or a suffix, or include a hyphen (-). As mentioned, also consider registering additional domain names that reflect your brands, products, services, venue, events, activities, professions, and/or trademarks. If you have a brand name that is commonly misspelt, it is recommended that you also register the misspelling as a domain name and redirect it to your main website.

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