Hetzner facilitates the registration of the following domain extensions via third party registrars:
Pricing for these domain extensions is available on our website.
Which Domain extension should I use?
The choice of domain extension is based on availability, location and preference.
- Availability: The most common domains are .com, which means that the choice of available domains is now very limited. A Whois search will help you to find available domains. In many cases, the registrant of a .com domain will also have registered the equivalent .org and .net domains. If an alternative domain extension is available, you will need to decide if the possible confusion with the .com domain is a problem. In South Africa, businesses will usually choose between .com and .co.za domains.
- Location: If your target market is international then you will probably be better suited to an international domain extension such as .com. If your target market is specific to a country or area, then a country domain extension is suitable e.g. .co.za, .de, .co.uk or .eu.
- Preference: Should a number of options be available, then it is a matter of personal preference.
To register a domain extension not provided by Hetzner, you would need to register it yourself at the registry that offers the registration of that extension.
First order your hosting package with Hetzner before you register the domain at the external registrar, as DNS information is required at the time of domain creation.
Choose the hosting package of your choice, and during the online ordering process, choose the Hosting Only option. Refer to our guide on How to Create a Hosting Only account setup, and where to find the DNS information that you will need.
If there is a domain extension you would like Hetzner to offer, please contact us.