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FREE domain name registration

FREE:
  • Email accounts
  • https instead of http – with Wildcard SSL
  • Free domain with web hosting and more
.us FREE for the 1st year*then $17.76/year
.us
$0/1st year then $17.76/year
.info
$1/1st year then $20/year
.club
$1/1st year then $15/year
.com
$1/1st year then $15/year
.me
$1/1st year then $20/year
.biz
$12/year
.life
$6/1st year then $40/year
.global
$25/1st year then $100/year
* Offer valid for customers with a bona fide US presence and with the purchase of a new, two-year domain. Only one per customer. Promotion ends on July 31, 2019.

Here's how to get your free domain

Option No.1

Check out our limited free .us domain offer

For a short period of time only, users will be able to to register a .us domain extension with the first year 100% free. You can now even cancel your contract after the first year, if you want to. Please note that the offer is restricted to customers with a bona fide US presence and limited to one per customer.
Register .us for free now (limited time offer)
Option No.2

Kick off your project the right way

A domain 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?

Classic Web Hosting

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.

MyWebsite

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 packages 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.

Email Address

Having the right domain address is key when it comes to communicating via email. An email address such as:
your.name@yourbusiness.com,
will leave potential customers with the impression that you mean business, especially when compared to competitors with addresses like:
their.name@emailprovider.com.
All our email packages come with a free domain bundled in.

Managed WordPress

The benefits of a free website platform only extend to a point and will leave those dreaming of launching a travel blogging career, for instance, needing more.
The same can be said for those who use social media to promote their brand. It's vital that your audience is sent to a memorable address for any additional info or further interaction.
1&1 IONOS Managed WordPress includes a free domain, making it the ideal solution for the problems above. Security updates are also automatically taken care of, meaning you can concentrate on traveling the world doing research for your blog.

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Benefit from the domain included FREE with all our products and maximize your online potential.

Web Hosting

  • 1 domain included
  • 25 email accounts
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • 100 GB storage
  • 25 databases (1 GB SSD)
  • Scalable performance
1st month $1/month then $8/month No risk, cancel anytime
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MyWebsite

  • 1 domain included
  • 5 email accounts
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • Website builder
  • Business widgets
  • Multilingual
1st month $1/month then $5/month No risk, cancel anytime
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Email

  • 1 domain included
  • 25 email accounts
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • Spam filter
  • Webmail
1st month $1/month then $2/month No risk, cancel anytime
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Free domain names

FAQ
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. This is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already taken.

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 of them because web browsers automatically recognize them. 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 always depend on the structure of the current offers. In our fee-based web hosting packages, one free domain name is always included.
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 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 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 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 1&1 IONOS, we have thousands of qualified employees worldwide that run our data centers and support millions of our customers.
The simple answer is "no." It can be tough to find a relevant top level domain, like .com that is free of charge for a lifetime. This is especially true if you do not want to keep transferring your domains from one hosting provider to another every year.

Moreover, if you would like a lifetime of stable hosting with your free domain name, you should look instead for a high quality paid service. This 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, only to have to register your domain again.
Occasionally, we have had offers in the past where we gave a limited amount of .com domains to our customers for free. At the moment, there is no such offer available. You can still benefit from many of our affordable products that have a free domain included.
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