Quick Answer: Can You Buy A Domain Name Without Hosting?

Yes.

You can register a domain name without hosting a site.

You can keep renewing your domain name for any number of years to retain the ownership, without hosting a website.

The minimum renewal period of a domain is 1 year.

Can I just buy a domain name?

Anyone can buy a domain name. To do so, you visit a domain name registrar, such as GoDaddy or Namecheap, key in the domain you want to buy, and pay a fee. You can’t buy just any domain, of course—only one that isn’t already registered by another person or business and that bears a valid domain suffix.

How do I permanently buy a domain name?

Getting a domain name involves registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar. For example, if you choose a name like “example.com”, you will have to go to a registrar, pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$35 for that name.

What is the best website to buy a domain name?

Based on the criteria we discussed earlier, these are the top domain registrars to buy your domain name from.

  • Domain.com. Started in 2000, Domain.com is one of the most popular domain name registrar on the planet.
  • Bluehost.
  • HostGator.
  • GoDaddy.
  • Namecheap.
  • DreamHost.
  • Shopify.
  • BuyDomains.

Do you need to buy a domain?

Simplified answer: You don’t actually buy the domain name, you rent it from your registrar. The price you pay them is for the service of routing the domain name to an actual server. Without that service a domain name would lead nowhere, they have to point visitors to the right server.