Getting Absolutely Free Domain Names

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

If you are in the market for a new website, then one of the things you could consider is finding a company that gives out absolutely free domain names. But be forewarned. Some of these places will give you a free domain name, but will get you in the long run with a huge annual price. So, read the fine print before you sign up with someone.

A way most people get domain names is by getting website hosting with someone. Domain names are relatively cheap anyway, so it is nothing for the hosting company to offer a free domain name when you buy their hosting services.

If you do this, just make sure you can take the domain name with you if you leave. I have heard of cases where the hosting company registers the domain name in their name, but basically allows you to “lease” it. This is a very bad deal, and basically of a shady host, and you not reading the fine print.

Another way they will get you is by having a pricey annual fee, but waving it for the first year. I would never pay over $10 per year for a domain name. So, if someone is offering you a domain name absolutely free, then see how long it is free, and how much the annual fees are going to be.

One last thing to consider when getting the domain name is to ensure you get your keywords in the domain. This will definitely help in the search engine optimization. And think about this, too. Because once you choose the domain, there is no going back and changing it. You are stuck with it.

Above all, just please be sure you read all of the information the domain registrar is giving you with regards to the free domain name. It would really be a shame for you to lose the domain, or to get charged a large amount for it.

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