We all like a little freebies every once in a while. And free domains are not left out. Due to financial constraints, one might look into the option of seeking an opportunity to secure a free domain. In this post, I’m gonna disclose some ways to get free domain names. But I must bring to your mind the popular Nigerian slogan (adage) “Free things do purge”. This means that sometimes free things are not always really the best option. With this at the back of your mind, if you are interested in knowing how to get domain names for free, here is a list of ways to do so.
1) Free Domain Extensions
Free domain extensions are domains that are usually offered for free by the accredited domain registrar. Free domain extensions have been in place for some years now dating back to the Wapka era, as most site owners were Wapmasters developing their sites and forums on the Wapka platform. Free domain extensions includes .TK, .ML and .GA. You can register these domain extensions absolutely free from their registrar. These domain extensions are usually offered by the registrar Freenom.com. Your domain could be www.techblogger.tk, or www.techblogger.ml, or www.techblogger.ga.
To register a free domain, simply head to freenom.com, input the domain you wish to use, checkout and create an account. Input your details and the domain will be registered. You can then point or setup the domain to your blogger blog or map it to WordPress.
2) Gifts or Giveaways
Another way you could get a domain name is when an individual, group or company organizes a giveaway or chooses to buy you a domain name, with their church mind, as a gift. It could be your friend, a fellow blogger, a pro-blogger, etc. Try to incline your ears, check top blogs and social media for cases where domains are about to be given out and follow them up. And if luck is on your side, you might just be the beneficiary of the domain name. Free domains have been gifted and are still being given at Ogbongeblog’s planet. So you might wanna hop on that plane.
Another way you could get a free domain is by participating in contests where free domains are listed as the or part of the winnings from the contests. This is not entirely free, though you might not be spending money to buy the domain name, but you might still spend other resources in your reach like your data, time, audience, etc. An example of a contest where free domain was given is that of domainking’s top blogger and lucky blogger contests.