Register a Custom Domain for Your Website

  • HTTPS security

  • Hosting included

  • Free domain for the first contract term*

  • Top-level domains (gTLDs)

  • Simple set up and renewals

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Example of a furniture website built with Jimdo.

What is a domain?

A domain is your website’s specific address, also called a URL. In most cases, a domain name includes a company name and ending (like .com or .net). A personalized web address strengthens your brand and helps visitors remember you.

Example of a professional website with a custom domain name built with Jimdo.

Why do you need a domain?

A domain makes your website look professional and builds trust. It represents you and your website. A unique domain name also makes your website easier to find via search engines like Google.


The most common .com ending is still a strong choice.


Used for nonprofit and charitable organizations worldwide.


Great for sites that have informative or educational content.


A great option for ecommerce sites.

3 tips to choose the right domain name

Keep it simple. If your domain name is too long it will be hard for visitors to remember, read, and type. Make it easy to spell and steer clear of numbers and hyphens.

If your ideal domain is taken or you have a common name, try adding more words to describe yourself (like johnsmiththebaker), or choose a different domain ending.

Use words that match your business or location. For example, if you’re a wedding photographer from Austin, is a good start.

How to buy your domain with Jimdo

  1. Create your Jimdo website. Jimdo asks you a few questions and quickly puts all the pieces together.
  2. Choose a design. We’ll use the photos and text you already have, or provide personalized content to get you started.
  3. Claim your domain name. Jimdo will automatically suggest domain names that match your website. Just choose one of our premium plans that include a custom domain to match your website (also available as an upgrade).
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Already have a domain?

You can transfer most existing domains to Jimdo and connect them to your Jimdo website. That way, you'll have your website and domain all in one place.

Domain FAQ

  • You can choose the following domain extensions when registering a domain with Jimdo: .at; .be; .biz; .ch;; .com; .de; .es; .eu; .fr; .info; .it; .me; .net; .nl; .online; .org; .shop; .store; .uk; .website.

    Please note that some country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) have specific residency requirements.

  • You can buy your domain by purchasing a premium plan from Jimdo. The domain is included free of charge for the first term of your contract.* Jimdo only sells domains to customers with website and online store plans; we do not sell domains separately.

  • Yes. You can create a forwarding address or alias that matches your domain (like, and messages to this email address with automatically forward to your own existing email account.

    Another option is to use Google Workspace. With this paid Google service, you can create email accounts with your domain name and use additional Google services.

    You can also connect most external email systems, like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, to your Jimdo domain. By doing so, you can manage your emails through your own email provider.

  • If you've registered a domain with another provider, no problem! In most cases you can still use it with your Jimdo website, as long as you have a paid Jimdo plan. You have two options:

    With domain forwarding, you can keep the domain with your current registrar, and simply redirect it to your Jimdo website.

    In many cases, you can transfer your domain to Jimdo at no additional cost. Jimdo will become your domain registrar, and you can save time by managing your website and domain from the same place.

  • Yes! You can purchase a second domain through Jimdo, and/or forward an accepted external domain to your Jimdo website. This means you can use up to 3 domains on your Jimdo website—2 internal Jimdo domains, and 1 external domain.

    For more info see our Help Center
  • Of course! You can switch to a premium plan and choose your own domain anytime. Our paid plans come with a number of additional features to help you grow your website and support your success. For example, more website pages, search engine optimization, and premium support.

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  • With our premium plans, you’ll have an ad-free site with your own domain, statistics, fast support, SEO, and lots of other professional features. Our premium plans are perfect for anyone who wants to make their project better or create a professional website for their business. Just choose the plan with the specific features you need!

    See Jimdo's pricing plans

* When you purchase a Jimdo plan, we grant a reduction in price of $/€ 24 for the first contract term, which is equal in value to the cost of a domain. Upon renewal, your selected plan will renew at the regular price. We'll remind you of the exact cost via email 6 weeks prior to your contract renewal. The duration and billing terms of the domain depend on the duration and billing terms of your Jimdo plan.