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Search for an available domain name and purchase it here.

 

Free Parking - Park your domain while it is under construction.  A custom designed parking page is also available.

Redirecting a Domain - By Redirecting a Domain you can have additional names directed to your web site.

Email Forwarding - Email Forwarding for my new domain name to an existing email address.

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About Domain Names

By far the most popular way to grab your dream name, it seems, is to sue the pants off the holder of the domain you want. The pants of domains with similar spellings are also choice targets.  But if you're not the litigious type, or if your opponent has way more legal firepower than you, there are other options.

If you are dead set on a certain name but it's already taken, you can always tack on "-inc" or "-co" or "-ventures" or whatever before the ".com" part. The annoying part of that, of course, is having to explain to everyone that, no, yourcompany.com is someone else -- you are at yourcompany-inc.com.

Other options include creatively misspelling your company's name, adding hyphens between words, and related weasel-tricks.

But from a marketing perspective, it is probably wisest to choose a name for your company such that yourcompany.com is available, which means choosing a non-dictionary-word name. According to naming professional Glasgow Phillips, whose company, Quiddity, has named many of the household objects you probably take for granted, getting a good, memorable domain name at the outset and branding yourself clearly is probably the best investment you can make as a startup. Five years ago building a new digital brand was the easiest thing in the world, because the namespace was wide-open; now, according to Phillips, it is far more expensive than building an offline brand on the same scale.

Check the availability of the name you wish to use with our database search tool.

New Domain Extensions

.biz, .name, .pro, .coop, .aero, .museum are available for Pre-registration to existing customers of Venue Communications, Inc. The format for each tld varies, so please consult the tld Guidelines for more information.