Domain names

Your domain name includes

  • Yes
    a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • Yes
    2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • Yes
    -50% off your first web hosting purchase

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates. Change

TLDs Creation Renewal Transfer
.com$15.50$15.50$12.50
.us$15.50$15.50$15.50
.io$38.00$38.00$35.00
.net$18.50$18.50$15.50
.club$17.36$17.36$14.71
.fr$15.00$15.00$15.00
.me$24.00$22.00$20.00
.online$29.99$1.99$29.99$29.99
.shop$45.95$9.99$45.95$38.94
.art$17.44$17.44$14.78
.app$23.29$23.29$19.73
.info$23.00$5.98$23.00$19.49
.page$15.64$15.64$13.25
.org$17.20$9.99$17.20$14.20
.eu$15.00$6.00$15.00$15.00
.site$34.87$0.99$34.87$34.87
.co.uk$9.88$9.88$0.00
.website$23.77$0.99$23.77$20.14
.tech$60.79$5.74$60.79$60.79
.tv$35.00$35.00$31.00
.xyz$13.63$13.63$11.55
.no$18.00$18.00$15.00

Everything you need comes with your domain name

  • Over 700 extensions

    One of the largest offers of new extensions added each week.
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  • Free SSL Certificate

    Each domain name registration comes with a free 1-year Standard SSL certificate.

  • 2 email mailboxes

    1000 alias included, forwards, redirection…
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  • Gandi Corporate Services

    Get help from a dedicated account manager, protect your brand and enjoy special corporate services.
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  • See our reseller service details

    Sell our products on your platform through our powerful APIs, enjoy dedicated tools, and increase your revenue.
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  • Data privacy

    We can send an obfuscated version of your email to the registries (if applicable), so it is never public if you don't want it to be.
    Our whois is also 100% GDPR compliant.

  • Unlimited support

    Highly-trained support ready to help you

  • DNS management

    Manage your DNS on a fast and secure interface. Our LiveDNS tool allows instant record changes.

  • DNSSEC

    Available for the most popular extensions, and new ones are continually being added.

  • Detailed documentation

    Tutorials and guides to help you get started and then go further
    See the docs

  • Connect to your third party apps in 1 click

    Link your domains to your favorite services

  • Manage your products on all devices

    Manage all your Gandi products from your computer, tablet, or smartphone

Domain names: an essential element for any website

When you are considering the creation of a new website, a domain name is quite often the first thing that comes to mind.

In the beginning, the Internet relied solely on IP addresses to identify web pages, which worked at the time because there were relatively few websites and they were not accessible to a wide audience. The format we all know today was created to replace this system because strings of digits were complicated for humans to memorize.

Today, websites usually use an address that starts with "www" followed by a domain name and its domain name extension, or TLD – Top Level Domain (‘.com’, ‘.de’, ‘.co.uk’, etc.)

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What is a Domain Name?

Appearing in the address bar for each of your website's pages, a domain name often corresponds to the name of the company or brand which owns the site. It takes the shape of ‘example.com’, ‘example.fr’, etc. While you can choose any available domain name you like, most companies opt for a domain name that enhances the recognition of their company or brand name.

When you purchase and register a domain name (such as ‘example.com’), you create a unique and unalterable address. Modifying the slightest element in this domain name is equivalent to creating a second one, including different extensions. Thus, ‘example.com’ and ‘example.net’ may direct the users to two distinct websites belonging to two different people and dealing with completely unrelated topics.

What is the role of a domain name?

Central to your website’s URL (or address), this element is used to identify your online presence and allows Internet users to find you on the worldwide web.
A domain name is the name you select to represent you on the Internet. Users can therefore continue to access your website by typing in the same address even if its hosting situation were to change.

Domain name availability

With so many different websites on the internet needing to be identified, you must claim your own unique website by registering it, which is the role of a registrar such as Gandi. When you purchase a domain from Gandi, it will be considered ‘unavailable’ to anyone wishing to register the same domain name for a minimum of one year. This domain name is reserved for you, and you are free to use it for your own site without running the risk of it no longer being available. Check your domain's availability.

Domain name renewal

It is possible to reserve a domain name before beginning to use it. Similarly, renewing your domain when it is about to expire (usually after one year) is just as important. If you allow your domain to expire, it will become available to other Internet users once more. However, Gandi does offer automatic renewal.

Domain name transfer

Just as you may change your hosting service, it is also possible to change domain name registrars. If you already own a domain name, transferring it allows you to make Gandi your new registrar.

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FAQ / frequently asked questions

What hosting plan should I choose?

Gandi offers several different types of quality web hosting that are easy to use:

How do I choose the right domain for me?

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How can I secure my website?

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