How to get a free domain name

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This website will save you time and money. If you are looking for a free domain name for your website you have come to the right spot. We have looked for possibilities of getting a free domain name for your site without spending money. Our findings are updated right here on this page so keep reading. Besides domain names you may also be interested in free webhosting companies and free software to make your website. These are listed at the bottom of the page. More tips are added that will save you hours of searching online.

Free domain name services at no cost

It may seem impossible but there are a few ways to get a free domain at no cost. Most opportunities however are actually free sub domains on very short urls for example or Often .co is used for these services because it's a well known abreviation for company, corporation, commercial or commerce. Even many countries adopted this to be standard like and co,jp. These kind of domains are more professional and can often be registered for free in combination with hosting services.

Advantages of a free (sub)domain
Free website and blog services often leave you with a long url that's not easy to remember. It doesn't look professional either and if you change the service you have to start all over with a new domain name. It's good to use when just starting out and you are not sure if you will be succesful. It doesn't cost anything.

Disadvantages of a free (sub)domain
It could be that a free (sub)domain is never really yours. It's possible you don't really own it and unexpected things can happen like the provider closing down the service. Search engines like Google may not list certain domain endings in their results when they cause too much spam.

List of free domain name services Dot NR is the country code TLD for Nauru Dot VU is the country code TLD for Vanuatu Dot CC is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an Australian territory. Similar to or Dot PN is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Pitcairn Islands. PN Personal Network Dot ME is the country code TLD for Montenegro. Free for students and educators
.tk Dot TK is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific.
for individuals and non profit organisations

Other popular options

Free webhosting companies without banners or ads
You may wonder how or why such companies exist but free web hosting is a very reasonable marketing tactic. By offering free hosting these companies hope to get a lot of attention that their competition is not. The idea is that when your website outgrows the free hosting package you will stay with them for an upgrade as a paying customer. Sounds good to me, so if you're happy with a service why not. Free hosting has it's place
but keep in mind you can quickly run into limitations and restrictive rules too. 1 domain, server location Canada (east coast) unlimited disk space and traffic. 5 addon domains, servers location Texas, USA 1,5 gb disk, 100gb traffic.
This website is hosted by them. Cheap but not free. Often you can get a extra 30% discount or more annually recurring!)  Hawkhost in an independent company unlike many big name hosting companies like Hostgator, BlueHost, iPage, Hostmonster etc. which have all been acquired in recent years by one big company called EIG. Many website owners are unhappy with these takeovers because they feel the quality has gone down.

Country code top level domains (ccTLDs)
A .ac .ad .ae .af .ag .ai .al .am .ao .aq .ar .as .at .au .aw .ax .az    B .ba .bb .bd .be .bf .bg .bh .bi .bj .bm .bn .bo .br .bs .bt .bw .by .bz    C .ca .cc .cd .cf .cg .ch .ci .ck .cl .cm .cn .co .cr .cu .cv .cw .cx .cy .cz    D .de .dj .dk .dm .do .dz    E .ec .ee .eg .er .es .et .eu    F .fi .fj .fk .fm .fo .fr    G .ga .gd .ge .gf .gg .gh .gi .gl .gm .gn .gp .gq .gr .gs .gt .gu .gw .gy    H .hk .hm .hn .hr .ht .hu    I .id .ie .il .im .in .io .iq .ir .is .it    J .je .jm .jo .jp    K .ke .kg .kh .ki .km .kn .kp .kr .kw .ky .kz    L .la .lb .lc .li .lk .lr .ls .lt .lu .lv .ly    M .ma .mc .md .me .mg .mh .mk .ml .mm .mn .mo .mp .mq .mr .ms .mt .mu .mv .mw .mx .my .mz    N .na .nc .ne .nf .ng .ni .nl .no .np .nr .nu .nz    O .om    P .pa .pe .pf .pg .ph .pk .pl .pn .pr .ps .pt .pw .py    Q .qa    R .re .ro .rs .ru .rw    S .sa .sb .sc .sd .se .sg .sh .si .sk .sl .sm .sn .so .sr .ss .st .sv .sy .sz    T .tc .td .tf .tg .th .tj .tk .tl .tm .tn .to .tr .tt .tv .tw .tz    U .ua .ug .uk .us .uy .uz    V .va .vc .ve .vg .vi .vn .vu    W .wf .ws    Y .ye    Z .za .zm .zw.

New generic top level domains (gTLDs)
Many new generic top level domains (gTLDs) have been released since 2014:
.academy .app .berlin .bike .blue .builders .buzz .cab .camera .camp .careers .center .click .clothing .codes .coffee .company .computer .construction .contractors .diamonds .directory .domains .education .email .enterprises .equipment .estate .farm .florist .fun .gallery .gift .glass .graphics .guitars .guru .holdings .holiday .house .institute .international .kim .kitchen .land .lighting .limo .link .management .marketing .menu .onl .photo .photography .photos .pics .pink .plumbing .pro .recipes .red .repair .sexy .shiksha .shoes .singles .solar .solutions .support .systems .tattoo .technology .tips .today .training .uno .ventures .viajes .voyage .work .xyz

Free webdesign software, blogs and web builders
BlueGriffon Complete open source program for making websites on Windows, Linux or Mac.
WordPress Free blog software that can also be used to create a website.
Blog software that can also be used to create a website.
Tumblr Free blog software
Blogger Free blog software
Free website builders

Free music and loops for your commercial Youtube videos
If you are looking for free music or even simple loops with a beat to put on the background of a self made video that you want to upload to YouTube you will be searching for hours. Surprising there is very little suitable material available that you are allowed to use free for commercial purposes. Like a set fonts there should be a free set of decent simple music loops without any obligatory attributions. I have spent hours looking and came up with very little. But the stuff that i did find is posted here. It might save you some time and frustrations. YouTube also offers a solution for this problem but in return will place adds around your video.
MusOpen Public domain classical music and a few other styles. Nice site!
Modern music and beat loops that might be just enough for your video.
Incompetech A variety of music styles. Minimal attribution is here required though.