Your smart new website will need a name.

If you’re planning a website of your own, you’ll need a domain name. I recommend 1&1 for your domain name registration, with prices from just £2.99 per year.

Domain name checker

Use this domain name checker to see if your chosen name is available. Clicking on ‘check now’ will direct you to 1&1’s website for the search results, in a new browser tab or window.


Don’t forget. As well as registering a domain name, you’ll need a web host in order to get your website on the Internet.

Many web hosting packages include the cost of at least one domain name, so remember to check this before purchasing a domain separately.

I recommend 1&1 for reliable web hosting. You can find out more about hosting, here.