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FREE domain name registration

FREE with web hosting or other plans:
  • Domain & email accounts ✉
  • Privacy protection for eligible domains
  • https instead of http – with Wildcard SSL

How to get your free domain name

Get your hands on a free domain with selected hosting, website and email plans. Eligible domains include .com, .net, .org, .biz, .me, .online, .us, and .ca.
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Web hosting plan

Why choose this plan?

Business PackageNEW: Double your web hosting database. MySQL 5.7 DB now includes 2 GB of storage.Close

  • FREE domain for 1 year
  • FREE domain privacy for eligible domains
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate includedSave $70/yearClose
  • ✉ Email account included
  • HTTP/2 protocol
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited databases
  • Scalable performance

12 months $1/month then $10/month
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MyWebsite plan

Why choose this plan?

CreatorTry it for free!Close

  • FREE domain for 1 year
  • FREE domain privacy for eligible domains
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate includedSave $70/yearClose
  • ✉ Email account included
  • Website builder
  • Business widgets
  • Multilingual

1st month Free then $10/month
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Business Email plan

Why choose this plan?

Mail Basic 1For approximately 10,000 emails.Close

  • FREE domain
  • FREE domain privacy for eligible domains
  • ✉ 1 email account with 2 GB
  • Spam filter
  • Webmail

$1/month No risk, cancel anytime

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 a free domain included.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?

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Free domain registration and hosting

Getting a domain is the starting point for every online project. That's why you'll receive a free domain included Eligible free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .me, .onlineClose with the majority of our paid products. Discover our 3 popular plans.

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. See how we stack up to the competition.*

Business plan

  • Free domain for 1 year.us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .onlineClose
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited databases
  • ✉ Email account included
  • Scalable performance
  • 24/7 expert support

*Comparison made over 30 days from April 26, 2020 to May 26, 2020 on webhostchecker.com. Loading times based on servers located in the US using a Linux hosting platform. The full page load time in seconds is an average of the time it takes a page to open from the initial request until all page elements have finished loading. All cache options have been disabled on all servers and browsers.

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Create a website and domain

If you're looking at creating a website using an easy-to-use drag and drop website builder, then a MyWebsite plan is the right choice for you.

All plans come with a free domain and email account, stunning templates optimized for mobile devices, and built-in tools that will help you reach the right audience.

Among other features, the product allows you to offer your site in multiple languages, and helps you keep in touch with your visitors through customer review widgets.

Creator plan

  • Free domain for 1 year.us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .onlineClose
  • FREE domain privacy for eligible domains
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate included
  • ✉ Email account included
  • Website builder
  • Business widgets
  • Multilingual

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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
  • ✉ 1 ad-free email account
  • Spam filter
  • Webmail
  • Synchronized on all devices
  • 24/7 expert support

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Learn more about our FREE domain extensions

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Most recognized in the world

.com domain

It's the world's most popular domain for a reason. Nothing screams professionalism and reliability quite like a .com top-level domain (TLD).
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The choice for your business

.biz domain

If your online business is growing and you're looking to raise your visibility, why not choose one of the most trusted business domains available?
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Be part of the canadian market

.ca domain

Join and connect with millions of other Canadians who have found success with a .ca domain name.
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Only available in US

.us domain

The .us domain extension is a valid domain available to anyone with a connection to the United States. It's as American as apple pie, baseball, or the romcom.
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Communicate clearly

.online domain

What better way to present yourself online than with a .online domain name?
Self-marketing & brand building

.me domain

Due to the fact that this domain became used world-wide, search engines began to see the .me domain as a generic top-level domain (gTLD) rather than a ccTLD, enabling it to show up in web searches globally.

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:

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.

Yes, there are packages and plans that include a free domain for the life of the plan. Currently, this is possible with our website builder, MyWebsite or Managed WordPress hosting.

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Private domain registration

Protect your new domain and keep spammers at bay with free domain privacy from IONOS. Enabling private registration means your personal information remains hidden if someone looks you up with WHOIS.
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