How to purchase a domain
Step 1 - Find your domain
If you are in the page editor (if not, skip the 'More' showing in step 1):
- On the top menu click on: More > Buy a Domain
- Type in the domain name you want to find
- Make sure it does not include the extension (e.g. .com.au) in the 1st field
- Choose the extension from the drop down (you can type it if easier)
- Press the 'check availability' button
If your domain is available, you'll see a button that says 'add domain to checkout' which can take you to step 2. You'll also see other domain variations you may be interested in.
While additional domains won't benefit your SEO, they can be great to protect your competitors getting their hands on. This can be especially important with variations on your brand name, as at some point, someone else may buy it and try and sell it back to you at a much higher price (typically in the thousands).
Click the checkbox of any additional domains if you want them, then press the 'add domain to checkout' button to proceed to the next screen.
Step 2 - Adding your registrant details
At this step you need to complete all fields which are required for the domain registry.
Once you have submitted these successfully, you'll be taken to the payment screen.
Step 3 - Paying
On this step you finalise payment and purchase. It is important to note, once you have paid, this cannot be undone and there are no refunds.
Step 4 - Confirmation
Once payment has successfully processed, hit the 'return to domains' screen, and you can track the status of your domain there. Typically for the domain to process with the domain registry it can be anywhere between a few minutes and a couple of hours.
You will also receive an email confirmation when the domain has been fully transferred into your name.