ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to get a Free Domain Name 2016

Updated on August 8, 2016

Why get a free domain name?

It has come to my attention that many people are scouring the Internet in hopes of finding a free domain name for themselves. Personally, I don't like them and I don't use them, for many different reasons. One of the main reasons that I don't use them is the fact that many users on the Internet do not trust websites without the .com .net .org or .biz extension. This can be a huge disadvantage for many people and businesses in their online presence.

Having said that, there are many people out there who can benefit from a free domain name. Seriously, who doesn't like free stuff and being able to get that special domain name, that you always wanted, is priceless. So, who cares if you have to deal with .tk or something like that. Besides, having your email sound something like this: instead of is fantastic.

If you are searching for a free domain name, you will probably end up scouring the far corners of your search engines and still end up wanting. This is why I decided to compile this list and help out all those that needed it.

A country code top-level domain (ccTLD)

So, this will probably be one of your best options to explore. As it happens, there are many ccTLD that are free and have only some basic restrictions. Basically, a country code top-level domain or ccTLD is country specific domain extension that is given by certain country. For example .us stands for United States, while .ru stands for Russia, etc. A complete list of all ccTLDs, and their restrictions, can be found on Wikipedia

Majority of those are paid, or require citizenship. Of course, there is a small list of those ccTLDs that are free to use and register. I will try to update this list, as soon as I get more additions. Believe me when I say, finding these is not a simple task.

You can visit sites featured below and get your free website domain from them.

Video Tutorial on getting a free domain

Wanna learn how to chose a good name for your domain?


Subdomains are your next viable option. There are many places on the Internet from which you can get a free subdomain. I cannot possibly hope to list each and every one of them but this list will be enough to get you started, and if I get any new additions to it, then I will be adding those. : )

The difference between domain and subdomain.

A domain is:

And a subdomain is:

You can also get a certain number of subdomains from your web hosting company, if you are hosting your website with them. Most web hosting companies are offering unlimited number of subdomains with their subscription plans.

For example if you own a website on Arvixe web hosting, your website will look like this:

And from your control panel you can easily add more subdomains, for example:

You catch the drift? This gives you the opportunity to branch out your website and give it more authority. While keeping it organised and neat. Let us see a more tangible example:

Your main domain is:

In this case you could just branch out your website to include a multitude of other related topics like:


So here we go, a list of all those free subdomain registrars that I have collected.

And just to conclude..

So here we are, at the end of our list. I really hope that I helped someone, because collecting this list and compiling it was not an easy task. For the end, I would really like to urge you to get domain with .com .net .org .info .biz extensions, mainly because most of the Internet uses do not trust websites with other extensions. To a certain point they are right. Many of these free domains have been ( are, and will be ) used for scams, phishing and who knows what not. But then again, its not about the extension, its about the people that abuse it.

Would you use a free domain name?

See results

Share Your Thoughts! - Would you use free domain names? Why? I'd love to know!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Doroteus profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Thank you for sharing your point of view. I agree completely with you. Testing and planning is a key to success.

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I still use few of dotTK domains, but as re-directions. I think free domains and subdomains (COdotCC was very popular for some time) are useful for beginners who want to test if their own site is the right way to go. I have seen many successful web 2.0 users, who tried on their own and didn't work, because being part of bigger site or being on one's own is not the same. Thanks for the list. It can sure help to many people.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)