What Are Premium Domains? | Godaddy

Ever wonder why some domain names cost so much more than others? The expensive ones are called premium domains, and there’s a reason behind their price tag. Learn more and buy your own premium domain name at https://www.godaddy.com/domains

Have you ever done a domain name search and seen one that costs way more than most?

Why so much? Because certain types of domain names are more likely to drive traffic to a website – they’re called Premium Domains.

Short, memorable, easy-to-spell names that end in a popular extension such as .com tend to be more valuable because many website owners want one – and there aren’t that many to be had.

Imagine you’re starting a new pet shop in Seattle. You’d want a relevant, easy to type domain name for your website that customers can find and remember, like SeattlePetShop.com.

If you searched for that domain name today on GoDaddy.com, you may find the asking price is $3000 because its current owner anticipates high demand.

If you want a domain name that may make it easier for customers to find your site and keep coming back, you may want to consider a Premium Domain. It could be a great way to keep your marketing spend to a minimum.


  1. Randy M. on

    Sooo basically they are marked up by Godaddy because THEY decided it’s “premium”….no analytics or proof that they actually are premium. #scam

  2. Brad Ferguson on

    A premium name is when GoDaddy notices a domain you are interested in and buys it at $11.99 and then attempts to sell it to you at $7,000. I followed this behavior through WHOIS.ICANN.ORG #SCAM

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