How to get your free domain name
Kick off your project the right way
A domainEvery 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. This is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already taken. Close is the starting point for every online project. That's why you'll receive an included free domain.com, .net, .org, .biz, .me, .online, .us, .ca, .infoClose with the majority of our paid products. The next step is to think about what you'll use the domain for. Are you planning to:
- host files on your web space?
- create your own website?
- Or, just use it to communicate via an email address?
Free domain registration and hosting
Host your domain
For anyone looking at being present online, picking the right hosting plan is important. The included free domain helps get your web project set up and online in no time.
There are a number of free hosts available who can help you create a website on one of their subdomains without any upfront costs.
However, if you find that your site is slow to load, inundated with unwanted advertising, or there is a lack of customer support available, then you should consider switching to a paid provider.
- Free domain for 1 year.us, ca., .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .onlineClose
- Best for 1 website
- 100 GB storage
- 25 databases (1 GB SSD)
- 25 email accounts
- Scalable performance
- 24/7 expert support
Create a website and domain
- 1 Free domain for lifetime.us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .onlineClose
- Includes templates
- Email account
- Social media widgets
- 24/7 expert support
Set up an email address
Having the right domain address is key when it comes to communicating via email. An email address such as:
will leave potential customers with the impression that you mean business, especially when compared to competitors with addresses like:
All our email plans come with a free domain bundled in.
Package example: Mail Basic
- 1 Free domain for lifetime.us, .com, .net, .onlineClose
- Ad-free email
- Spam filter
- Synchronized on all devices
- 24/7 expert support
Learn more about our FREE domain extensions
Most recognized in the world
The choice for your business
Only available in US
For non-profit organizations
Free domain names – FAQ
IONOS is always running offers and other deals that add value and will save you money. Recently, for example, users were able to register a .us domain extension and get the first year 100% free. Please note that this offer was restricted to customers with a bonafide US presence. It's important to check back often as we're always posting new deals on domain names and other products.
Yes, there is a list of free domains. Because we've integrated them into our plans and packages, you can get these same FREE domains included at no extra cost. Here's a list of extensions that are available as complimentary add-on domain names:
- .me domain
First of all, 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 occasionally give away domains at little or no cost is that our large customer base enables us to attract a lot of registries that work with us.
One example of such cooperation might 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 quick growth in their user base and to reach this goal they give 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 the 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 IONOS, we have thousands of qualified employees worldwide that run our data centers and support millions of our customers.
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