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How to get a Free Domain Name for your own website

Updated on June 24, 2011

Everybody knows the best domain one can choose it is the dot com (.com) but it is also true that it is possible to save some money by choosing another domain (.net, .info, .eu, .tk, etc).

If you do not feel the need to have a dot com (.com) domain or if the subdomain (your site name) you really want it is already taken and you want to save some money on the domain registration, then you have found the right information on how to get your FREE Domain Name.

Absolutely free?

Yes, absolutely free!

You will be able to choose the name you want for your site and it will be yours forever. No adds, no nothing!

Disclaim:

The information I am about to share it is totally free and I will not gain anything with your registration. Even though they have referral bonus programs you will not find any affiliate link here. The sites that provide this services have their own rules and you must obey to them. I am just sharing this information because I have been using this services (for more than 2 years) and I recommend them.

Free URL Redirection

If you already own your domain name but it is not exactly the one you wanted or it is too long, you can always get a .co.nr and redirect it to your own URL. This way it will be easier to have a shorter URL and to send people there without mistakes.

If you want to set a .co.nr (www.yourname.co.nr) domain you should start by choosing the subdomain name you want and see if it is available. You can do this on their home page FreeDomain.CO.NR by just typing the name you want and click on the "Check!" button and see if it is available or not.

Then you must register yourself on the site and you are ready to get your own domain name.

This option can be useful if you have a site with a very long name or even a blog and you want to make it look better or more professional.

I've Got a Domain Name--Now What???: A Practical Guide to Building a Website and Web Presence
I've Got a Domain Name--Now What???: A Practical Guide to Building a Website and Web Presence

Setting up your own domain and website without a readily available office expert can be challenging, even for the technically savvy. You have to choose from multiple options, from simple to complex, to configure web technology to meet your needs.

 

Free Domain Name Registration + Free DNS service

Now it is time to show you the real deal. With the CO.CC domain beside being able to redirect to your URL you can always host your subdomain (www.yourname.co.cc) on some hosting provider and have your own URL for life.

If you are going to use your site commercially then you will be asked to pay a yearly renewal fee ($3). Otherwise it is free and yours forever!

To choose your domain name go to their homepage at CO.CC, you should start by typing the name you want and check if it is still available. You will be asked to register and then you just have to setup your account in order to host your new domain or to redirect it to where you want.

Now what?

Now it is time to find a web hosting service to start working on your new site.

If you are interested in using a Free Hosting service I sugest you look at my other hub:

How do you set up a free website | free domain name and hosting

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  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    7 years ago from Portugal

    Hi mushtahid, thanks for commenting. I`m glad you like it :)

  • mushtahid profile image

    mushtahid 

    7 years ago

    Nice tips! Thank a lot!

  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    7 years ago from Portugal

    Thanks everybody, your comments are much appreciated :)

    @WHN - Frankly I`m not sure if google has anything against this kind of domain and DNS... I guess it depends on the content of your site ;)

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    WebHostingNigeria 

    7 years ago

    Nice hub here.

    Wow, I didt even know this that you can get a Free Domain Name Registration + Free DNS service till I read this.

    Thanks for these useful info.

    Does this rank very well in google

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    Bizziebee 

    8 years ago from La La land, California

    Really helpful info--I love saving money where I can :) Thanks!

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    BestWebHosting911 

    8 years ago

    I already see all of your hubs, it seem you always providing useful and valuable information, tahnk you for sharing with us !

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    samiaali 

    8 years ago

    This is great information funride. I will check this out! Thank you.

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    Kind Regards 

    8 years ago from Missouri Ozarks - Table Rock Lake

    funride, Good hub. I like my free subdomain, no ads and I like their domain name, so I'm happy (studioeast.atspace.com) with the choice I made. I did a lot of research though and learned about what you're talking about here with domains that redirect. It's a good idea too. Kind Regards

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    Ravi Rawat 

    8 years ago

    Hi funride, I have seen this kind of domain many a times while surfing but never tried to check it out seriously.

    Now I will.

    Thanks

  • funride profile imageAUTHOR

    Ricardo Nunes 

    8 years ago from Portugal

    Hi Helen, I´m not sure if I understand your question... but in fact you do not need a website to get a co.cc domain. After you got your domain then you will need to make your own site, and you can do it free too ;)

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    Helen Lewis 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Great. Thanks for the info. Do you need a website to link back to before you can get a free domain name?

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    Priscilla Chan 

    8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

    Good to know. Thanks for the great hub!

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    gramsmith 

    8 years ago

    This is right information on how to get your FREE Domain Name.You wrote nice tips to save money..........

  • Clara Ghomes profile image

    Clara Ghomes 

    9 years ago

    Hello Funride, I got to know the webiste name registered now.. I was planning to get one.. ;) cool hub.

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    Michelle Cesare 

    9 years ago from New York

    Hi,

    The next time I need a new Domain Name I will come back to this Hub and follow your instructions. Thanks for the freebie.

    mailxpress

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    Michelle Simtoco 

    9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Hi funride, I will bookmark this site for future reference. Hope all is well with you! :)

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    Shalini Kagal 

    9 years ago from India

    Great info, thanks - I've been wondering how to get my company name registered with the name not being available in the .com. .net or .org options.

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    FreeIsGood 

    9 years ago

    It's amazing what you can do for free on the Internet. great advice.

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    Brian Stephens 

    9 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

    Handy information, I have book marked it for future reference.

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    dohn121 

    9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    This is also very helpful. Thanks.

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