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$1/1st year then $15/year
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$1/1st year then $20/year
$1/1st year then $15/year
Free domain with 1&1 IONOS Web Hosting packages
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How to get your free domain

Our packages

With 1&1 IONOS, there are a number of different ways that you can obtain a free domain name. Depending upon how you are going to use your new website, some packages may be more appropriate for securing a domain name than others. Furthermore, many of the packages on offer with 1&1 IONOS come with different extensions included completely free of charge, so it’s always worth seeing what is most suitable for you.

Classic Web Hosting

For anyone looking to start their own website, picking the right hosting plan is of the foremost importance. A free domain enables a quick and uncomplicated setup process with minimal (or no) upfront costs.
There are a number of free hosts out there who can help you get started with a subdomain. However, if you are finding your site slow to load, inundated with unwanted advertising, and that there is no customer support available, then you should consider a paid service.
With 1&1 IONOS, you will receive a domain name that is completely free for the first twelve months, as well as 24/7 support.
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If you are creating a website you intend to monetize, such as by publishing sponsored and commissioned content or incorporating advertising, then a free domain name will likely no longer be adequate for you. This is because your website will need to be optimized for search engines and should also have a catchy and appropriate URL.
Using the MyWebsite service, you will not only be entitled to a free domain but you will also receive a free email address. Using this free email for business communications will ensure you look more professional for your customers. In addition, whereas with free providers there is a possibility your site could be deleted for no reason, you retain full control of your website with 1&1 IONOS.
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Blogging with Managed WordPress

There are many uses for a website, and not all of them require a paid-for domain registration. For instance, if you go abroad and want to keep a public record of what you are up to, starting a blog can be a great idea. In this scenario, a free WordPress subdomain is perfectly suitable.
By contrast, a free solution will not be adequate for those looking to launch a travel blogging career with accounts on social media platforms. Using 1&1 IONOS’s managed WordPress blog hosting, you can create a more memorable domain name to share on Instagram, while also benefiting from improved web security features, such as automatic security updates.
What’s more, your domain name is completely free for the first twelve months.
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.me domain for students

Although this is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Montenegro, it is also very well suited to certain personal creative projects. It can be particularly useful for students during university or other educational programmes: it can easily be made into a personal website or a redirecting site to online business profiles like LinkedIn, making it the ideal free domain name for students.
Our extensions are also useful free domain names for students with specific projects such as those involved in media studies. For example, throughout the course of a media studies degree, a student may have worked on various film, journalism and advertorial projects and may require a way to consolidate all of these under one simple webpage – similarly to a digital portfolio. A .me extension can then be particularly useful for a student's digital portfolio, which can end up looking something like this: www.janedoe.me.

.free domain

The .free domain can work wonders in marketing and is often used by businesses or companies for promoting products or services. In addition to this, it is the perfect top-level domain for projects and organisations involved in ethical causes or activism campaigns. In order to obtain a 1&1 IONOS .free domain, simply check if your desired domain name and .free extension are available with the 1&1 IONOS Domain Checker. If it is still available, you can pre-reserve with no obligation the domain of your choice in order to ensure you get the domain name you desire.

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Free domain names

Every website has a specific name to identify it on the World Wide Web. Like your home address, it consists of different parts. The domain name has to be unique and lead to only one specific website. That is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already claimed. Every web address begins with "www". This is an abbreviation for World Wide Web and is the gateway to the internet. Nowadays, domain names do not necessarily have to have a "www" in front because web browsers will recognize it automatically. The next part, the Second Level, is the most important recognition factor – the domain name. Think of a domain name that best reflects the content and subject of your website! The last part is the Top Level Domain, and it can be generic (.net, .com, .org) or geographic (.us, .ca, etc.). The TLD gives your website a special designation on the web. You can only register a free domain name that has not already been claimed. To check if your desired domain name is available, use the 1&1 IONOS domain checker.
No, there is no fixed list of free domain names at 1&1 IONOS. Domain prices are always dependent on the structure of the current offers. In our fee-based web hosting packages, one free domain name is always included.
If you have registered a free domain name with 1&1 IONOS, whether a .com or other TLD, there will be a charge for the second year of the contract. The exact costs for the second year will be displayed in your final shopping cart.
Do you want to find a great free domain name for your site? 1&1 IONOS's domain checker helps you to find one like a .com. You can check the domain names which will attract people to your website. Your idea for a domain name should be clear and catchy, when you use the 1&1 IONOS domain checker. This will make your site easily identifiable and people will come back again and again. With the domain check you will find a good free domain name for your successful website.
It is quick and easy. If you have found a suitable domain name such as a .com, enter the chosen name into the 1&1 IONOS domain checker. The tool will immediately check whether your desired domain name is free or not. That's all. But, don't forget – hurry up and get your desired domain before someone else does, because you aren't the only one searching for the perfect domain name.
First of all, 1&1 IONOS is not a free domain name service provider in general. We usually have very competitive pricing for our domain customers; however, you will not be able to enjoy free domains all the time. The reason we can sometimes give away domains at little or no cost is that our large customer base enables us to attract a lot of registries to work with us.

One example for such an cooperation could be a registry that launches a new tld but does not intend to do all of the marketing and sales activities by themselves. Nevertheless they would like to see a quick growth in their user base and to reach this goal they give 1&1 IONOS very attractive offers. Then, for example, we can sometimes offer free domain registration.

On the one hand, this is a great opportunity for our customers to benefit from fantastic offers, on the other hand it can evoke a wrong impression about the hosting industry in general. In the long run, it is impossible to offer free domain name registration and web hosting services at a high quality level. At 1&1 IONOS, we have thousands of qualified employees worldwide to run our data centers and support our millions of customers.
The simple answer is "no" whether a .com or other TLD. It will be very hard for you to find a free domain name registration for a lifetime, if you do not want to keep your domains being transferred around from one hosting provider to another every year.

Especially, if you would like a lifetime of stable hosting with your free domain name, you should look instead for a high quality paid service that will give you the chance to work on your project full-time and not have to worry about cancellation deadlines a couple of months before your contract ends to register your domain again.
There are of course free domain options available from many service providers, and likewise you can certainly register free domain names with 1&1 IONOS. However, it should be mentioned that there are usually no free options for .com domain registration, regardless of registrar. As a general rule, getting a .com domain name free is not possible because they are in exceptionally high demand. Because .com domains are the most commonly used gTLD, there is not an infinite amount of them still available.

It ultimately comes down to an issue of supply and demand: .com free domain name registration is usually not possible simply because there aren't enough unregistered .com domains to be able to offer a .com domain for free.

That being said, with 1&1 IONOS web hosting packages, you will always receive one free domain. You can absolutely register a .com domain for free when signing up for your 1&1 IONOS hosting package. So, in this sense, yes 1&1 IONOS does offer a .com domain free with each hosting package, if that is the domain extension that you choose to go with for your free domain option.
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