Thought of the perfect web address? Is the domain already taken?
Buying domains: How it works
Different options for buying domains
There are many ways to get the domain you want.
This is the fastest of our purchase methods. First, the seller specifies a binding Buy Now price and then the buyer pays the price displayed on the domain offer page. After the transfer process completes, you’re free to start using your domain.
There is no fixed price listed but offers are welcomed. When you place a bid, the seller decides if they would like to negotiate with you. If both parties can agree on a price, Sedo will complete the sale.
Some domains are offered as part of an auction where the highest bid wins. You can see the bids made by others on the domain page – and also how much time is remaining to place a bid.
3 easy steps to buy a domain
Use our domain search
On the hunt for a specific domain name?
Using our search allows you to look for your desired domain within Sedo's database. We're sure the domain you want - or a great alternative - is for sale at Sedo.
Compare and buy
Easily compare different domain offers with in-depth statistics and detailed information about sellers.
Once you find a domain that meets your needs, you can buy it - quickly and securely!
Sedo takes care of the rest
Next our free Transfer Service comes into play. After the payment has gone through, we will transfer the ownership of the domain to you. Depending on the domain extension this may take between 5 and 10 days.
Congratulations, your new domain name is now at your disposal!
Why it pays to buy a domain
Domains are a central component of successful online communication. However, the majority of the best internet addresses are already owned. Therefore buying one of these domains is the best path to success.
Who best benefits from purchasing a domain:
- Online shops & startups
- New campaigns and product development
- Expansion and protection of a brand
- Investors and domain traders
Online-Shops & Start-Ups
Brent Oxley, Entrepreneur
Give.com is the ultimate name for a charity, and had we not acted fast on the advice of our Sedo broker, we could have missed out on this effective branding for our cause. The domain projects exactly what we intend to do which is to positively impact more lives than all other charities combined, and I can’t imagine this being possible without a name as powerful and universal as Give.com.
We simply cannot afford to sound like an inexperienced startup and with the Give.com name, we won’t.
Campaigns and product development
Dharmesh Shah, CTO, Hubspot
“HubSpot’s blog is a well-trafficked resource because we put a lot of thought into posting valuable content for our customers, partners and even employees or future employees, so culturecode.com was a natural place to unveil our culture code. However, we also wanted the ability to easily share the code, and giving someone a lengthy URL or asking them to do a search on our site isn’t very convenient. On the other hand, a custom domain is much easier to remember.”
Expanding and protecting the brand
Franz Trescher, Managing director of puzzle & play GmbH
"We were convinced from the very beginning of our idea to convert customer photographs into genuine puzzles. In order to explore this potential platform, it was very important to us that we find the perfect domain for our innovative offering. Since the service was extremely well received, we prepared very intensively for our expansion to other EU countries.
We have not only secured the top level domains which are important to us in each country, but also the domain title in the correct language."