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What if the domain name I want is taken?

Domain names are unique and only one person/organization can ever own a domain at any one time. If the one you want is not available, you will need to look for an alternative.

Consider the following strategies to look for a variation of the domain name you want:

  • Try searching for the same name with a different suffix (e.g. .com, .net, .org, or .info)
  • Try re-arranging your phrase.
  • Try lengthening or shortening the domain name.
  • Try using synonyms.
  • Try hyphenating your phrase.

Additionally, when you search for a domain name through the Register Domains tool in your account, if you use the "Text Search" advanced option Fabulous will suggest other available domains which might be suitable.

You can also try placing a backorder on the domain name through a drop-catching service, however there is no guarantee that you will ever get the domain name in question. It simply means that in the event that the current registrant of the domain name fails to renew it, you may be able to secure ownership of it.