Where can you register a domain name for free?


Quick Answer

A number of Web hosting services, including Wix and Awardspace.com, offer free top-level domain registration to customers who subscribe to their hosting services. In general, this is the only way to register popular top-level domains such as .com, .net and .org for free. Additionally, FreeDomain.co.nr, JoyNic.com, and TipDots.com allow users to register free subdomains of country code top level domains. These services allow users to register .co.nr, various .vu domains and various .tp domains respectively.

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Although .com and other popular top-level domains, or TLDs, are typically not available for free, some Web hosting services offer them along with certain packages. For example, Wix offers users a free domain name when they upgrade to a Premium Plan. Similarly, AwardSpace.com offers one or more free domain names for life to users who subscribe to Web Pro Plus, Max Pack Plus, or any semi-dedicated plan. It offers .com, .net, .org and other popular TLDs. Some Web hosting services offer free domains for life, whereas others may only offer them for free for the duration of the Web hosting subscription.

The domains available from FreeDomains.co.nr, JoyNic.com, and TipDots.com are not technically top-level domains but are set up to mirror popular country code top level domains, or ccTLDs, such as .co.uk. The .nr, .vu and .tp ccTLDs are from Nauru, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste respectively. These can be registered for free and renewed indefinitely.

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