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We all like free or cheap. Even though this is unusual in domain names, there are a few.
While you may be looking for the cheapest domain name registrar and trying to save money, don’t forget that cheapest isn’t always the most optimum. Many people try to save by not getting Whois privacy protection, which can cost over $10, at the expense of exposing their e-mail and phone number to spammers.
On the other side of the coin, many reputable hosting companies will offer low-cost or even free domain names when you host your website with them and some domain registrars offer free Whois privacy protection.
(All links are affiliate links.)
CU.CC – Free domain
CU.CC is a free domain name registration service.
You can register up to 100 domain names for free or purchase a domain name VIP account and get up to 1000 domain names.
You can register all available domain names instantly. They provide, in addition to domain names, a free DNS service with full MX, CNAME, A and SOA records, just like .com and any other TLD.
1&1 Domains Coupon – All Domains $0.99
In addition to 99 cent web hosting, 1 and 1 has several other 99 cent deals.
Use this link to pay only 99 cents for a .com domain (first year only, renewal rate is $14.99).
Available for new customers only.
The first year you buy your domain you get free privacy protection. However, after the first year it will cost $2.99/year.
Additionally you get
- 1 email account with 2 GB mailbox space & unlimited email forwarding
- For each individual domain order you’ll receive a free SSL certificate
- Unlimited subdomains to structure your website
- Advanced DNS management
- Whois privacy is included to secure your personal information
Cheapest Domain Renewal & Transfer – NameSilo Coupon Code
NameSilo has very low domain prices and these prices remain the same when you renew or transfer your domains. (This doesn’t apply to special promotions.)
Use coupon code yexpd0 to get a .com domain for $7.99 with lifetime free privacy protection (next year the renewal price will be $8.99).
They also have periodic limited time auctions when you can buy it for as low as $6.99 (first year only, for the next years the price goes back to $8.99.
Use coupon code yexpd0 to get $1 off any purchase.
Add Scala Hosting Mini plan to start your new site $11.58 for 6 months.
GoDaddy Coupon Codes
Use this link to register a new domain for only $0.99. ($1.17 with ICANN fee)
(I can’t say how many times it can be redeemed.)
Domain Whois privacy costs an additional $7.99 / year.
Please note that their renewal rate is $14.99/yr for .com domains – so you might want to transfer your domain to NameSilo for the next year.
Here is another promo link to get 30% off all GoDaddy products.
Click here to get 15 percent off at 123Reg.
Bluehost, which is a very popular host that hosts millions of websites, offers a free domain name with your hosting account for the first year. If you’re just getting started with a new website and in need of a hosting account, it’s a good option.
- 1 free included domain
- 2 million hosted websites
- #1 recommended hosting by WordPress.org
- $2.95/month for the first term
- 50GB Disk Space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- up to 5 parked domains
- 100 email accounts
- 24/7 customer service
First year domain price: $8.88
Renewal Fee: $10.99
Private registration: Free
- Shared hosting $9.88 for the first year (less than a dollar), renewal price $38.88
- 20GB SSD-Accelerated Disk Space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Up to 3 websites
- 100% uptime
- WordPress and other apps included.
- free .website domain
- free WhoisGuard
- Customer service
Their support team works around the clock and is available via Live Chat and our Helpdesk to assist you with your hosting service, whenever you need it.
This seems to be the best introductory plan I have seen anywhere. Basically you can test 3 websites for $9.88 for a whole year and scrap it if it didn’t work out.
InMotion Hosting – Free domain with hosting plan
If you purchase any 12 or 24-month hosting plan, you get a FREE domain or FREE domain transfer. However this doesn’t save you overall if you factor in the hosting and privacy costs. The advertised $2.99/mo rate is only if you pay for 3 years of hosting…
Business Hosting: $5.99/mo
WordPress Hosting: $5.99/mo
Domain Privacy: $9.99
iPage – Free domain with hosting plan
“Build your website with a free domain registration.” (One-year plans)
- Unlimited disk space
- Scalable bandwidth
- Unlimited domain names allowed
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Free domain for 1 year ($14.99 value)
- Access to online marketing guides
- $100 Google AdWords offer (US only)
- $100 Bing search credit
- Free Yellowpages.com listing
- One toll-free phone number (US only)
- Enhanced security suite ($100 Value)
- vDeck Control Panel
- 24/7 network monitoring
- Visitor statistics/site traffic reporting
- Performance load balanced servers
- Two data center locations
- UPS power backup & generators
- Online help center and ticketing system
- Step-by-step tutorials
- 30-day money back guarantee
- 24/7 phone and chat support
You get your free domain. Please note, however that their hosting platform doesn’t run on cPanel!
Special offers are limited-time promotional prices that are available to new customers and are valid for the Initial Term only, and not for successive or renewal periods.
Secret advice: If you start signing up and get to the billing page, then move your cursor towards the exit button, you get a downsell popup where you can get your hosting for $1.75/month!
The $1.99 monthly plan is only available for 3-year subscription and the renewal price will be a steep increase of $7.99/month.
See the iPage website here.