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 keep a domain name without hosting?
Yes. You can register domain names before you find a hosting provider, and, in fact, you are not required to host a domain name. A temporary, parked page displays when visitors type the domain name into their browser’s address bar.
Can I buy a domain name and not use it?
The short answer to the question is “no”. That is, if all you want is to reserve a domain name, you can easily do it by simply registering that domain. You do not need a web host or website or anything like that to get that name.
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’s the difference between a website and a domain?
A domain is the name of a website, a URL is how to find a website, and a website is what people see and interact with when they get there. In other words, when you buy a domain, you have purchased the name for your site, but you still need to build the site. A domain registrar and host (such as Google Domains)
What is difference between domain and hosting?
Domain Registration is leasing a human-readable word (e.g., amazon.com) that directs people to specific website files via a browser. As an analogy, a domain is an “address” on the Internet. Hosting is the “land” or space where your website files live. That’s the short version.