Free Domain Name Registration with Freenom

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This post demonstrates how to get a free domain from Freenom. Freenom provides free domain name registration with TLDs (Top Level Domains) such as .tk, .ga, .ml, .cf etc.

Free domains work as normal domains and provide features like URL Forwarding, Free DNS Service or own Custom DNS (Name Servers). The difference between free domains & paid domains is, in free domains registrant works as a user of the domain, not as a licensee.


Remember free domains are not recommended for professional website development because free domains & hosting are very unreliable & offer limited features on their plans. Hence it is recommended to register a .com, .net, .org or country name TLD for any type of professional website development.

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Here is the video to learn Free Domain Name Registration with Freenom

Here are the steps shown in the video

Step 1: Open Freenom website or click on the link Freenom. Type the desired domain name in Find a New Free Domain field and check its availability. If the domain name is available, add the suitable TLD (Top Level Domain) or extension such as .tk, .cf, .ml, .ga, .gq into the cart and press checkout button.

Step 2: Select the period for the domain registration such as 3 Months @ Free, 6 Months @ Free or 12 Months @ Free and press Continue. On the next screen provide your email address for verification and click on Verify Email Address button. After a few minutes an email will be sent on the provided email id, click on the link received in the email to complete verification.

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Step 3: Fill all the required details and click on the Complete Order button to complete the domain registration. Sign-in again with provided credentials and in the menu Services –>My Domains, check the registered free domain.

Step 4: Manage new domain and DNS settings according to the Web Hosting Service provider Name Servers under the Manage Domain Settings.

Step 5: Freenom provides the feature of multiple free domain registrations under the same account. Hence register multiple free domains if needed.

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