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What makes a great domain name?

Consider these things before choosing your domain.

Your Personal Brand

Choosing your domain is kind of like naming your first child, it's sort of a big deal! Your domain is often what people see first, so make sure it's simple, memorable, and accurate.

Top-Level Domain (TLD) Options

Are you a .com, .dog, or .clothes kind of gal? Choose from hundreds of "dot whatevers" that best fit your brand. You'll be surprised when you see how many options you have!

You Can't Go Wrong with .COM

As the original heavyweight champion of domain names, .com domains from DreamHost are the safest, most trusted, and most memorable tld option for any website.

All of These Features Come Standard With Every Domain Name

Flexible Auto-renewals

Choose how you want to work with DreamHost. You'll have the freedom to set your auto-renew preferences to "yes," "no," or "ask me" to receive renewal notices on a regular basis.

DNS Management

DNS allows you to reference computers by names instead of IP addresses. Easily update your name server info along with your MX, CNAME, and other records.

Free Subdomains Included

Want your website to be your home base? You can create as many subdomains as you want when you host a domain with DreamHost. Whether it's or, make your site yours.

Free Custom Nameservers

Create professional-looking "vanity" nameservers (e.g. branded with your domain to respond to DNS requests for your domain.

Domain Forwarding

Domain forwarding allows you to automatically redirect your website visitors to another URL or domain name. Direct multiple domains to a single site for easier content management.

Optional Domain Locking

Worried about security? Domain names can be locked (for free) to protect against unauthorized changes. Choose to lock your domain in order to keep unauthorized transfer requests and scammers at bay.

Why register your domain at DreamHost?

Free WHOIS Privacy Protection

While others charge to keep your information private, we provide free Domain Privacy Protection for all eligible domains. Take that, stalkers!

ICANN Accreditation

We take your domain protection and security very seriously. We're proud to be an ICANN-accredited registrar for .com, .net, .org, and .info TLDs.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Domain Names

What is a Top Level Domain (TLD)?

The general descriptors are called top-level domains (TLDs). TLDs come at the end of the domain name — think ".com," ".org," ".net."

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What is DNS?

The Domain Name System, or DNS, is the universal naming system for assigning addresses to web pages and web servers.

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How do I buy a domain?

Once you’ve chosen your domain name or names, you can easily purchase it by registering it with a registrar.

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Do I need more than one domain name?

Purchasing multiple domains for your company can increase the visibility of your business and protect your brand from hungry competitors.

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How do I transfer a domain I own to DreamHost?

Transfering your domain to registration to DreamHost takes a few steps, but it’s worth it. You’ll be able to manage all aspects of your account from a single location.

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