Do you want to start blogging? Don’t have enough budget! Don’t worry, In this post, I’m going to discuss how you can get a free domain name for your blog. You can easily get a subdomain with your blog when you start a free blog in blogger or WordPress.
The only problem with a subdomain is its length. Generally, subdomains are longer than 15 to 20 characters, which is not good for SEO. I never recommend you to use a free domain if you are serious about blogging or want to start an online business.
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A free domain is helpful for you only if you are new to Blogging & want to learn everything before starting a brand. It is good to know everything before you start as it helps you in clearing all your doubts.
You can use that free domain with all the blogging platforms. A free domain comes with extensions like .tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, and .gq. You can use any of the extensions with your domain name. For example, fulltechhelp.tk is a free domain. Similarly, harishjoshi.tk is also a domain name.
How to Get a free Domain name for your Blog? (Step by Step Guide)
Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to Freenom.com
Freenom is an amazing website from where you can purchase a custom domain name with above extensions for free. Read this complete guide so that you don’t make any mistake while getting your free domain name.
Step 2: Search for Domain
In the next step, you need to search for a name you would like to purchase. Suppose I am searching for fulltechhelp, then you can see the following results:
Now choose the extension you love & click on Get It Now!
Step 3: Proceed to CheckOut!
In step 3, you need to click on CheckOut & this will redirect you to a page where you need to enter the duration of the domain.
Step 4: Select the Duration
I recommend you to select the time of 12 Months Free & proceed. You can also set the time as per your choice. After that move to Step 5 where you need to create an account.
Step 5: Sign Up using Email
In the next step, you need to verify your email address & sign up for Freenom. After signing up login to your account and proceed to next step!
Step 6: Complete your Billing Address
After Step 5, you need to enter all your billing details in the next step. Check the image below for more:
Step 7: Go to Client Area
In step 7 you will see a message “Order Complete”. Now you need to click on Continue to Client Area as shown n image below:
Step 8: Go to My Domains
When you click on Continue to Client Area, you will be redirected to a page like “Hello Harish (Your Name)”.
Here, you need to click on My Domains ( at footer menu or at header menu ). You can see the below image for a better view:
When you Click on My Domains. You will be redirected to a page where you can view and manage all your domains. A general view of this page is shown below:
This is how you can get a domain name for free.
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In this post, I have discussed a step by step guide on how you can get a free domain name for your blog using Freenom. The summary of the above post is as:
- Go to Freenom.com
- Search for a domain name.
- Proceed to checkout
- Sign Up for Freenom
- Add your Billing Address
- Order Complete >>Continue to Client Area
- Manage your Domains.
This is a complete guide on getting a free domain name for your blog. Read the little note below:
Note: This free domain works well if you are purchasing it for learning purpose. Please don’t try to build your brand/ serious website using this free domain. I never recommend building your own website/blog with Freenom. If you are serious about blogging, then you should purchase a custom domain name from the sites like GoDaddy, 1&1, Namecheap & HostGator.
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