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How to purchase a domain name

Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

A domain name is the equivalent of your postal address on the web, and allows your users to find your website. Scaleway offers you the possibility to purchase a domain name with or without web hosting. Depending on availability, you can purchase the domain name and extension (.com, .fr, .net etc) of your choice.

Requirements:
  1. In your browser, navigate to the domain name order page.

  2. Enter the domain name of your choice in the search bar and click search a domain. The Domain name choice page displays, showing whether the domain is available and for which extensions.

    Tip:

    If the domain name is not available because you are already the owner, you have the option to transfer the domain so that Scaleway becomes your new registrar and you can manage your hosting and domain from the same location. See the relevant documentation for more information.

  3. Select an available domain-name/extension combination from the list by clicking the checkbox next to it.

    Note:

    Some Top Level Domain (TLD) extensions have special requirements that owners must comply with. You may be asked for verification if you order or renew one of these extensions. Find out more here

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Order. The Hosting page displays.

  5. Select a web hosting package, or choose to proceed with no hosting. You can additionally choose to add hosting backup if you wish.

    Note:

    If you purchase web hosting, you get your domain name for free with purchase / renewal.

  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Order.

  7. If you didn’t select hosting backup, a pop-up may display asking you to confirm your choice. Click Continue without backup or Add backup. The Contact information page displays.

  8. Select the domain owner from your existing contacts, or choose to create a new contact.

    Important:

    You must always keep the contact details relating to the owner of your domain name accurate and up to date. Once created, if you wish to change details pertaining to the identity of the owner (full name(s) of a natural person or corporate name for a legal entity) this must be done by the [change of owner / applicant]/dedibox-network/domains/how-to/change-ownership) process via the relevant page of the console.

  9. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Confirm.

    If you chose to create a new contact, you will be required to enter their details. Do so, and click Create Handle. Once completed, the Summary page displays.

  10. Check the summary of your order and select a payment mode from the drop-down menu. You must also agree to the terms of service and web hosting specific terms, and choose whether to activate automatic renewal of your domain.

  11. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Confirm my command. You are redirected to the payment gateway to complete your payment.

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