Do you know that there are multiple top-level domains (Free TLDs) that you can buy for free? You do not pay any fee and you get all services like a regular domain you buy at GoDaddy or NameCheap. Registrations for these domains is in raise. Earlier there was a concern of considering these domains as SPAM. But studies have proved that since 2014, these domains have less spam compared to ‘.COM’ domains. So As part of The Ultimate Guide to Domain Registration series, today in this article we cover about how to get free domains?
Note: Acquiring a free domain does not give you a legal rights. Hence do not opt for a free domain for your business or any serious work.
Following Image depicts the list of Generic Top Level Domains registered as of Q2, 2018.
If you observe keenly, you will find the ‘.tk’ domains at third position with more than 21.5 millions of them already registered. These are more than any of the top level domain excluding ‘.com’ and ‘.cn’. Apart from being a free domain, there is a story behind why ‘.tk’ domains are so popular. Earlier there were free services that every Facebook or Twitter user could get a .tk domain with the name of their facebook page or twitter handle. Anyway, let us see how we can acquire a free domain.
Types of Free Domains available
How to get free domains?
Get Free domains from freenom.com
You can acquire a free domain from freenom.com, by after following the steps mentioned below.
Get Free Domains from other Portals
There are multiple portals which looks like providing a free domain. But once you enter the domain name, they will direct you freenom.com website only. So better save time and visit freenom.com in case you are looking to get a free domain.
Are there any hidden charges when I get free domains?
There are no hidden charges for buying a free domain. But the Registrations companies trick you to register for more than a year and charge for the subsequent years. The best way is to buy for a year and renew every year for free.
Hope this article about how to get free domains is informative and useful to you. As mentioned in the beginning, it is not suggestible to use a free domain for business or for serious projects, because you do not hold any legal rights on the domain.