Use our Smart Search domain lookup to instantly browse available names ready for immediate registration. Simple enter your brand or keyword/phrase and click search to see what's available. Enter specific TLDs or let our Smart Search show you your best options.Search Domain Name
If you already have a domain at another provider and would like to move it to ALC Hosting, you can easily transfer it by entering it in our Smart Search and clicking Transfer. Don't worry if your domain isn't ready for renewal, you won't lose anytime you've already paid for.Transfer your domain to us
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A domain is what makes your website visible to the outside world. For example, our domain is Alchosting.net, which is what you had to click on/type in to get here. A domain should be considered "virtual real estate" where your online presence begins. Nowadays have a domain and a website is even more important than having a phone number!
A domain is the actual name people will use to navigate to your website. Web hosting is what powers the storage/back-end of your website to make it functional. You may order a domain without web hosting (some people hold them as investments, others redirect to existing websites) but you may not purchase web hosting without a domain.
Absolutely! If you have already registered your domain with another provider (such as GoDaddy), you may use the form above to "transfer" it from them over to us. Don't worry if it's not up for renewal, you won't lose any time you've already paid for, most domains (i.e. .com, .net, .org) actually get an additional year free once transferred.
In the earlier days of the Internet you were basically limited to three TLDs; .com (Commercial), .net (Network), and .org (Organization). Over the last decade+ there are now hundreds of TLDs (i.e. .biz, .us, .dev, .xyz, etc.) giving you many more options to choose from. While .com is (and alway swill be) the most popular, you are welcome to search for the TLD/gTLD that works best for you.
First, you have to search and see if your domain is available. If it is, you can take ownership of the name by registering it, which includes a yearly renewal fee (i.e. $11.99/year for .com). Failure to pay this renewal fee makes the domain available for registration again.
Some highly sought domains have already been registered by investors or other organizations and they make them available on the "aftermarket." Domains that show as premium are still available, but most of the time a much higher rate than an original registration.