How to get domain name for free

Started by alexfernandes, Dec 11, 2022, 05:28 AM

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alexfernandesTopic starter

Currently free, obtaining a domain for regular individuals can be done through two avenues. The first option is with Freenom, while the second is with WebNames.
For the first option, visit FreeNom.com and input the desired domain in the window with the zone tk, ml, ga, gq, or cf.

After clicking "place an order," a new window will appear. Next, select the green button and switch the period to 12 months before continuing. Then, enter your email (Gmail or Yahoo) and follow the link found in the email received.

Once you are redirected to the website, fill out the required fields with either real or fake information before selecting the blue button to complete registration. To manage domain names, select "Services/My Domains."

The second option is through WebNames.

Select the desired domain (one account equates to one domain) and click "select" before placing your order. On the next page, use the "Registration" window to enter your email and check for robots. After receiving a confirmation email, click "Log in" and then "Activate."

Similar to the first method, input either fake or real information into the provided windows before saving changes. As a result, the domain will be activated and ready to be managed. If you plan on connecting the domain to a website, be sure to delete any previous entries. I hope this information was helpful!
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expointer

There is a highly questionable method of obtaining "freebies" when it comes to domains. The first option entails using domains from the category of outsiders, which can make it impossible for normal sites to pass authentication anywhere due to being associated with this particular zone.

The second option is only available to a very limited group of Internet users and allows for a level 2 domain name. While this alternative may work for testing ground purposes, it is not suitable for anything more serious, as it is akin to using pages crafted by a fifth-grader in Persian.
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Crevand

Unfortunately, Freenom.com is not functioning properly for me. After entering the desired domain for verification, it spins for a lengthy period before ultimately redirecting me to the original window. Similarly, selecting "ga" without a zone or clicking "register" results in no progress being made.

Therefore, it seems that this method is unreliable and unhelpful. Perhaps altering the DNS settings to theirs may help, but I am unsure. Additionally, I have noticed that "ga" is prohibited from being published here, unless there is a "." in front of it. This only adds to my frustration with the situation.
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pawancarrot

Looking for a web host with free domain options in 2023? Check out these top picks:
Hostinger is a great choice for beginners and users who value fast site loading speeds on a budget.
Scala Hosting offers free domains as well as access to WordPress experts through their shared hosting plans.
InMotion Hosting provides full-featured plans with a free domain and unlimited email addresses.

Considering the advantages and disadvantages of using a free domain for hosting fees, here are some points to consider:

Advantages:
- Setting up a domain is quick and easy. When you buy a domain from a hosting company, they can associate the name with your new site automatically so you don't need to mess with things like name servers, DNS records, or IP addresses.
- Domain and hosting management can be done in one place. It's more convenient to make changes without having to switch between hosting sites and domain registrars.
- User support is easier to contact. If you have an issue with your domain, it's more convenient to get help from one company rather than multiple sources.
- Managing email addresses is simpler. Usually, setting up email is easy, but it's even more straightforward when you get your domain from your hosting company.
- You can receive a .com domain for free. Top-level domains like .com, .org, and .info are recognizable and trustworthy, making your site more credible to visitors and search engines.

Disadvantages:
- These domains are only free for the first year. Eventually, you'll need to pay for a subscription renewal, and it may be more expensive than a regular domain registrar.
- Free domains may only be available with certain hosting plans. If you want a free domain, you may need to choose a higher-priced plan.
- Only certain TLD domains are supported. While regular domain registrars might offer hundreds of TLDs, free domains from web hosting services may be limited to .com, .org, and .info zones.
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barbarahambly

Freenom provides a convenient option for individuals seeking a free domain. To begin, visit FreeNom.com and input your desired domain in the provided window with the zone tk, ml, ga, gq, or cf. Upon clicking "place an order," a new window will appear. Here, ensure to select the green button and adjust the period to 12 months before continuing. After this, enter your email (Gmail or Yahoo) and follow the link received in the email.

Once redirected to the website, complete the required fields with accurate or fictitious information before selecting the blue button to finalize registration. To manage your domain names, simply select "Services/My Domains."

Alternatively, the second option is through WebNames. Here, you can select your desired domain, keeping in mind that one account is equivalent to one domain. After choosing your domain, click "select" before proceeding to place your order. On the next page, utilize the "Registration" window to enter your email and complete the robot check. Following this, upon receiving a confirmation email, click "Log in" and then "Activate."
Similar to the first method, input either authentic or fabricated information into the provided windows before saving changes. Consequently, the domain will be activated and ready to be managed. If you intend to connect the domain to a website, remember to delete any previous entries. This will ensure a smooth transition when establishing your online presence.
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