Not quite. A PH domain name:
It's on the WHOIS. Search for the domain you want on our homepage. If the domain is no longer available, mouse-over the extension and click on 'WHOIS'.
If the domain has Private Registration, then the information is kept private and you need to contact us to see if the information can be released.
dotPH does not administer the ".gov.ph" or the ".edu.ph" subdomains. You may visit their respective websites at:
If you think you have a better right to that domain name than the current owner, you can:
Take legal action, a long and often costly process.
Contact the current owner and see if he's willing to sell it to you. You can contact our Helpdesk for assistance.
File a dispute with one of our accredited Dispute Resolution Providers, which is faster and less costly than going to court. Please see Policies for detailsor contact our Helpdesk for assistance on how to file. Keep in mind that dotPH does not involve itself in domain disputes, leaving the matter to be resolved by the independent Dispute Resolution Provider.
Sure. Even without a website, you can use your domain name as an email address. It's more professional than using a free Yahoo or Hotmail address.
More importantly, registering your brand as a domain name protects you from cyber-squatters and other people who want to make money off your hard work.
Domain Names can be registered and "parked" on our server until you are ready to launch your Website.
Click here to see if the domain name you want is available.
If your market is the Philippines, getting a .PH domain name will give you an edge.
Search engines prioritize local websites in localized searches. One way for them to figure out that you have a local website is through the domain name. That means searches made on Google will give websites with.ph domains a higher priority and your site will show up higher on the search results.
You can try searching for a different name or a variation of the name you desire. Remember that the domain name you get should be an accurate reflection of your business or brand. And the shorter it is, the easier it is for people to remember.
If you have your heart set on a particular domain name, you can use our Brokerage Service. We'll contact the domain owner and attempt to negotiate a sale on your behalf.
Contact our Helpdesk for assistance.