How to buy a Domain on Namecheap

Last updated on December 22nd, 2021 at 06:50 pm.

To buy a Domain on Namecheap, watch the video below or read the post.

This post will give you a step by step guide on how to buy a Domain on Namecheap. Namecheap is one of the largest domain registrars, only second to Godaddy

How to buy a Domain on Namecheap

How to register a domain on Namecheap

Step 1 : Go to site  

Visit namecheap.com . On the homepage, there is a domain search bar. 

Type in the domain you’d like to register. Then press search. 

Click the image below to go and start searching for your domain on Namecheap (opens in a new window).


How to buy a Domain from Namecheap

Take Note: You may type it in with the extension or leave out the extension. If you are looking for common extensions like .com, org,.net etc.Then you need not type it in. If your extension is specific, then type in the domain plus the extension. For instance instead of typing thenewdomainofmine , type it plus the extension you want to register, i.e thenewdomainofmine.co.uk . 

Then click on the search button.

Step 2 : Add to cart

On the domain search result page you will see if your domain is available or not. 

Namecheap also shows you other available extensions for the domain you searched for. 

Against the domain you want to buy, click on the Add to cart button. 

Add domain to cart

What if the domain is taken?

How do you buy a domain if it is taken? There are some premium domains that will be available for sale in Namecheap. There are two options:

Option 1 of buying a domain already registered

If the domain owner has put up the domain for sale on Namecheap, you will see the price listed as shown in the screenshot below. The domain will be labeled premium. 

In this case you can just add it to the cart normally. Once you buy it, Namecheap will initiate the domain transfer to you. The price listed is a one-time price. Once you own the domain, it will renew at the regular domain price.

Namecheap premium domains

This is the surest way of buying domains because once you pay for it, Namecheap will have it moved to your account.

Option 2 of buying a domain owned by someone else 

If a domain is already registered, but it is not up for sale on Namecheap. You may try to acquire it. I say try because it is not assured that the owner will sell it.

Once you search for a domain that is already registered, you will see the Make offer button. Look at the screenshot above and you will see an example. You can try to make an offer and Domain Agents will take over. They will try to negotiate on your behalf. 

Click on the Make offer  button. Below is a screenshot of the offer form. Once you make your offer, create an account and just sit back and hope for the best.

make offer for a domain

There are trustworthy parties involved here in domain negotiations. Just sit back and wait.

Step 3 of buying a domain on Namecheap

Once you add the domain to cart the next step is to checkout. If you need to buy anything else like hosting, just go ahead and add it to cart. Feel free to browse the hosting or email options on the Namecheap site.

To checkout, click on the checkout button at the bottom of the page.

Checkout and own domains

Once you get to the checkout page you may choose to add other products such as hosting ssl etc. if you scroll down you will see these options.

On the right hand side of your browser you will see the Confirm order button. It will be at the bottom of the screen if you are on a mobile device. 

Confirm your order

Then click on confirm order to log in or sign up into your Namecheap account.

Step 4 : Create an account or Log into your account

You need to log into your account or sign up if you don’t have an account. 

Log in or sign up to finish purchase

Step 5 : Choose a Payment method and finalize payment.

Once you log in or create your account, you need to choose a payment method. 

You can pay via Card, Paypal or Account funds. Choose a payment method then click continue.

Choose a payment method

On the final checkout page, if you are paying via Paypal, Click on the Checkout with Paypal button. Confirm all your details and make payment.

Checkout with PayPal or card

That is how to buy a domain on namecheap. 

Once you buy the domain you can manage it on your dashboard. Here is a quick Namecheap dashboard tutorial to help you familiarize yourself with the Admin area.

Video Captions for the How to buy a Domain Namecheap video

If you don’t know how to buy a domain on Namecheap, here is how to buy a domain from namecheap.

Go to Namecheap. The link is in the description. Once you get on the homepage, you can just come in here and search for the domain that you want to buy. You don’t have to add the extension.

So let’s say that this is the domain that I want to buy. I will search if it is available, and if it does exist I will add it to my cart and purchase it.

You can also do beast-mode. Beast-mode allows you to search multiple domains at the same time. So Im going to search. And you can see the domain is available. If it is available, you’ll see that you can purchase it for that. And then I’m just going to click add to cart.

Maybe I want to search for a different domain. Let me see if the other spelling of this is also available. This one is alos available, so I’m going to add it to the cart as well.

If you look down here you can get any other extensions. If you want any other extension for any domain you can get it from down there.

I’ve added the items to my cart and you can see the price down there. I’m just going to click on checkout. Something I want to tell you here, you can add any other items that you want for your domain.

For example if you come down here you can add SSL. You can buy hosting as well if youwant to. You can choose any of these items. Professional email, you can add that as well. Just click on it. If you need to add any other hosting product you can add on it.

I don’t want to add anything else, so, I’m just going to confirm the order.

Right here, if I wasn’t logged in, I would need to log in. As for me, I’m already logged in. If you are not logged in, or if you don’t have an account, just enter your details and your namecheap account will be created once you enter all your details,

I’m going to choose payPal as my mode of payment. You can see my total order is there. I will click continue. After that I can just click on Checkout with paypal.

Log into your PayPal account and complete the Payment. Once you make your Payment, just wait for the order to complete. There you go. Your order is now complete.

You can go to manage the domain. If you click on manage, you will see the different things that you can do with the domain. You can change the DNS settings plus any other options that you want to change for your domain. That’s it for How to buy a domain from Namecheap.

If you want to buy a domain, this is how to register your domain on Namecheap.

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