Domain search

MeaningDomain search, refers to the process where the network sends out a search request, when the domain name being requested is not registered within the database.

Domain search also refers to the process of searching and verifying whether a desired domain name is available for registration. Usually, whenever a new website is being taken online, the first step involves purchasing and registering a domain name. However, there is a chance that the desired domain name may already web in use on the internet, and thus, in order to avoid a conflict, the entity that issues the domain name, performs a domain search, and tells the user whether the desired domain name is available for use or not.

Example of usage“She was trying to name her website after her own name, but had to perform a domain search to see if it was available for use.”