?Explore ✌22 WordPress Hosting Platforms✌ Offering Free Domain?. HINT? 2 Of Them Offer ?Free Domain For Life! ?

22 wordpress hosting platforms offering free website hosting domain which is best
INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION

We all want to run a fully operational business online while minimizing cost as much as possible, and hosting with a platform that offers a free domain is a plus, don’t you think? The add-ons are just endless.

I have been digging online for some days now, and guess what I found: 22 WordPress Hosting Platforms Offering Free Website Hosting Domain. The question now is, ”Which Is Best??”

I’ve not told you the best part yet. Out of these 22, 2 OFFER A FREE DOMAIN FOR LIFE. Continue reading to learn more.

 

TABLE OVERVIEW

 

Name Description
Subject Under Discussion: Free Domain Name Registration
Key Points:
1 How Long Will Domain Be Free?
2. 22 WordPress Platforms Offering A Free Domain
3 The 2 Winners Offering A Free Domain For Life!!!

 

 

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#1. DEFINITION OF A DOMAIN

 

Domain Definition...

The following descriptions can be associated with a domain.  A domain:

==> is the name of a website ==> is an address where internet users can access a website ==> is used for finding and identifying computers on the internet ==> was developed and used to identify entities on the internet rather than using IP addresses to do, because unlike the later which represent a combination of a series of numbers, which are often difficult to remember, a domain name eradicates that complication and allows for easy identification. ==> can be a combination of letters and numbers ==> can be used in combination with the various domain name extensions such as .com, .net., .org, etc ==> must be registered with a registrar before it can be used ==> can be acquired with the help of a hosting company.

 

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#2. 22 WORDPRESS PLATFORMS OFFERING FREE WEBSITE HOSTING DOMAIN

 

WordPress hosting platforms with free domains

Are you anxious to discover those 2 WordPress hosting platforms offering a free domain for life? Click the drop-down list below and when the table is displayed, click on the column heading ”SCORE” 2 times until the score 5/5 appears. Only two 5/5 scores are available.

 

 


22 WORDPRESS PLATFORMS✨ OFFERING FREE ?WEBSITE HOSTING DOMAIN??

 

Click the image **CLICK ME!!** Free DOMAIN – 1st Yr Free DOMAIN – 2nd Yr + No of DOMAINS Covered Cost Score CMTS

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1 $14-$20 /Yr. 1/5 CMT4

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1 $15 /Yr 1/5 CMT5

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1 $16 /Yr 1/5 CMT8

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1 $15 /Yr 1/5 CMT9

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1 $10 to $149 /Yr. 1/5 CMT10

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1 $16 /Yr 1/5 CMT11

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1 $16.99 /Yr 1/5 CMT12

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$13.95 or $18.95 /Yr

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1 £12.99 /Yr 1/5 CMT21

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1 Depends 1/5 CMT22

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NOTE 1: EXPLANATION OF SCORING

NOTE 1: EXPLANATION OF SCORING

I have identified a list of criteria which I deem important from my personal point of view, and worth included in every WordPress hosting package. A free domain is one of them. Come to think of it. Starting your business online with a free domain is a great deal to strike because you get to save a lot in the long run. There is no doubt about it.

In the past, many web hosting companies did not consider including free web hosting SSL in their hosting packages but guess what, the majority of them are currently launching and deploying free SSL Certificates in all their hosting packages, as I write this post. As at now, about 30 of them have succeeded to do so, but have not yet had the time to update their official websites. The others are aligning as well, and before long, all hosting plans will offer FREE SSL CERTIFICATES FOR LIFE. This is great news indeed.

I hope the next wind of change will be the inclusion be free domains for all hosting plans for life as well. This would be quite challenging to implement, but not impossible. Why am I so confident about this? Because while the majority of WordPress hosting platforms include a free domain in each hosting plan for only the first year, 2 WordPress platforms have already implemented A FREE DOMAIN FOR LIFE. Isn’t competition great? To identify these 2 platforms, click on the column heading ”SCORE”, twice until you see the score 5/5

And now back to my scoring table of free domains, this is how I score this feature. Remember that this is my personal point of view, and should not, in any case, be considered as a standard unit of measurement.

 

 

FREE DOMAIN SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
1 FREE DOMAIN FOR THE FIRST YEAR ONLY 1/5
1 FREE DOMAIN FOR LIFE 5/5
NO FREE DOMAIN AVAILABLE 0/5

 

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#3.PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH DOMAIN REMAINS FREE


NOTE 2: EXPLANATORY COMMENTS

Let’s examine each of the hosting companies on the table above and have a closer look at their FREE domain conditions.

 

CMT1: Inmotion Free Domain Conditions

Inmotion can offer a free domain registration for the first year. Domains renew at $14.99/year. Domains cannot be free as they have to be registered financially for legal purposes.

 

CMT2: Bluehost Free Domain Conditions

If you register a domain with Bluehost when signing up for a hosting account, there is a domain fee that is non-refundable. This not only covers Bluehost costs but ensures that you won’t lose your domain name. Regardless of the status of your hosting service, you’ll be free to manage it, transfer it after any required lock periods, or simply point it elsewhere at your convenience. You retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period unless you elect to extend it.

You can clearly see that Bluehost free domain is NOT FREE AT ALL, because when you sign up for a hosting account, you pay a NON REFUNDABLE DOMAIN FEE.

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CMT3: iPage Free Domain Conditions

The domain is free only for the first year. As from the second year onwards, you renew at a price which will be determined by the extension you initially used.

For .the com domain, the renewal price is from $13.99 to $16.99, and renewal is mostly done at $16.99. Check the picture below for the rest of the prices related to other domain extensions:

 

 

What Is A Free Domain? GET ONE NOW!

You can visit the highlighted link if you want more information.

 

 

CMT4: GoDaddy Free Domain Conditions

With Godaddy, you can get one free CLUB, COM, NET, XYZ, ORG, CO, or CN with purchase of a new 12, 24 or 36-month plan. (Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain name per year.)

In order for this to take effect,  you must add the domain to your cart before purchase and select a term length equal to or less than the term of your hosting plan. If you purchase a domain name for a longer term than your hosting, you’ll be charged for the additional time at the then-current rate.

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer, sale, discount or promotion. This offer applies only to the initial term of purchase. Following the initial purchase term, domains purchased through this offer renew at the then-current renewal price.

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CMT5: WordPress.com Free Domain Conditions

Domain Registrations are offered as part of our WordPress.com plans. You will need to have an active plan on your site in order to register a domain. Each plan comes with one free domain registration. However, you can register as many additional domains as you want on the same site, but you have to pay for additional registrations separately.

When you registered your domain with WordPress.com, you purchased the right to use that domain name for a year. If you’d like to continue using it after the first year, you’ll need to renew it annually.

See the image below for renewal prices:

 

What Is A Free Domain? GET ONE NOW!

 

If you need to see more of the prices above, just visit the link included in the screenshot above and you will be all set.

 

 

CMT6: HOSTGATOR

HostGator’s domain renewal pricing will range from $0.95 to $39.95 per year, depending upon the domain name extension you choose. But typically, renewing a traditional .com domain will be around $9.99 for the entire year.

 

CMT7: JUSTHOST

A free domain is offered here for the first year. From the second year moving forward, it renews at $16-$20 /Yr, depending on the name

 

CMT8: SITEBUILDER

A free domain is also provided by this template based hosting platform, where the first year is free, and renewal takes place at $16 /Yr, as from the second year onwards. It’s worth mentioning here that SiteBuilder does not offer WordPress hosting services. They provide templates.

 

CMT9: A SMALL ORANGE

Free domain is not available on month-to-month terms or with the Tiny Plan. They provide one domain as free for 1 year. But for next renewal, the charge will be  $15 /Yr for 1 year

 

CMT10: DOMAIN.COM

Free domain is available for the first year for each of the WP Starter and WP Essential plans. Renewal of these domains will depend on the extensions. Prices range from around $10 to $149 /Yr.

 

CMT11: SITEY

Sitey also provides free domain names in all their hosting packages, STARTER, PRO, and ECOMMERCE. No free domain available for the free account.

If you purchase the annual or biennial plan with them, you will get a free domain allowance from which you can register a free domain name for one year. And then the renewal of the domain name will be $16 every year.

SITEY is one of those template based hosting platforms. No WordPress hosting available here.

 

 

CMT12: HOSTPAPA

All HOSTPAPA WordPress plans include a free domain name registration for the first year only. Renewal is made at $16.99 /Yr, every other year.

 

CMT13: MOCHAHOST

MOCHAHOST offers 3 WordPress hosting plans: WP Starter, WP Premium, and WP Advanced.

Free domain registration is not available for WP Starter. The other 2 plans have free domain registration included, on condition that you purchase the 2-year billing cycle. And no other renewal domain fees apply so long as your account remains active with MOCHAHOST.

In other words, your free domain is free for life with MOCHAHOST. This is amazing indeed!!!!

And the most interesting part of it all, you can transfer that domain free of charge from MOCHAHOST. All this was confirmed through live chat. Make sure to reconfirm before you engage.

 

CMT14: GREENGEEKS

Free domain names available for the 1,2 a3-year plans, and renewable at $13.95/year or $18.95/year depending on the extension.

 

CMT15: FATCOW

FATCOW offers a free domain name across all 2 of their WordPress hosting plans: WP Starter and WP Essential. It is free only for the first year, and renews at $16.99 /Yr.

 

CMT16: NETWORKSOLUTIONS

NETWORKSOLUTIONS offers WordPress for ENTREPRENEURS, GROWING BUSINESS and PROFESSIONALS.

Free domain name registration available for GROWING BUSINESS and PROFESSIONALS, and only applicable to yearly packages. It is free for the first year, but I have no information with regards to the second year onwards.

I couldn’t confirm the domain renewal prices. Live chat is not available. You would have to get this information if you want to consider hosting with them.

 

CMT17: SITEGROUND

No free domains available. Check out their domain prices which varies according to the domain extecnsion.

 

CMT18: WEBHOSTINGHUB

A free domain is included in all WordPress hosting packages for the first year, reneable at  $15.99 /Yr as from the second year moving forward.

 

CMT19: HOSTFAV

Among the TINY, MEDIUM and LARGE WordPress hosting plans, a free domain is included only in the last two.

I couldn’t confirm the price of domains through live chat. It wasn’t available at the time of my enquiries.

 

CMT20: NAMECHEAP

No free domains offered here. Go to THIS LINK for domain prices at namecheap.

 

CMT21: FASTHOSTS

Free domain name registration is applicable across all available plans. Renewal prices will vary according to the extension.

A .com renewal is £12.99 ex VAT and HERE IS THE LIST OF PRICES.

 

CMT22: EUKHOST

This hosting platform offers free domain name registration across all their WordPress hosting packages. This is the only host I’ve come by that offers free domain names as from the semi-annual, and higher billing circles. The majority of hosts offer only to yearly and above, but with EUKHOST, if you get only the 6 months plan, you can benefit from the free domain name registration.

As with the majority of the other hosts, you would have to renew at the end of the first year. CHECK OUT DOMAIN RENEWAL PRICES HERE

 

CMT23: ARVIXE

Arvixe offers Linux plans, and each of their plans includes WordPress hosting in an optimized environment.

With any of their WordPress hosting plans, you get a free domain included for life, so long as your account remains active with them.

But if you ever decide to cancel your hosting with them, then you will be charged of $9.95 for your domain.

 

CMT24: WEBHOST.UK.NET

Live chat was not available

 

CMT25: CLOUDWAYS

Cloudways does not currently offer free domain name registration. They equally do not have an inhouse domain registry where you can select and buy a domain from Cloudways. If you want to consider hosting with them, you would have to buy your domain elsewhere, before bringing it to Cloudways.

 

CMT26: HOSTWINDS

Free domain is available for yearly plans and above, but free for the first year only. Renewal prices will vary according to the domain extension. Visit prices HERE.

 

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

#4. ADVANTAGES OF A FREE DOMAIN

  • Very useful for short-term activities such as ceremonies, festivals, sports events, field trips or even picnics. Any activity you want to run for a very short period of time will qualify for the use of a free domain.
  • As the name implies, it’s absolutely free for one year. So if you want to run a short-term website, getting a free domain will definitely help a lot.

 

 

#5. DISADVANTAGES OF A FREE DOMAIN

  • You have access to your domain for only one year, after which you will be expected to renew at the regular domain price or even higher. Failure to renew on time will result in your hard work being lost.
  • Free domains are generally SEO unfriendly. If you are looking to make a significant impact online with your website, then rushing to get a free domain will not do you any good at all.
  • Because your website will not be SEO optimized, don’t, therefore, expect to get rankings with famous search engines that we all are already so familiar with.
  • What happens if you don’t renew on time? What happens if you even had the intentions of renewing, but for one reason or the other, that didn’t take place? You will certainly lose all your visitors and painfully acquired rankings.
  • You renew at a price, which is insanely more expensive than if you had registered your domain right from start. This is actually a marketing strategy implemented by some web hosting companies.

 

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#6. CONCLUSION

To Conclude...

Having a free domain name from start is quite catchy, but having read the disadvantages presented above, I WILL NOT RECOMMEND A FREE DOMAIN NAME HOSTING, unless of course it is free for life and SEO friendly to use.

 

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#7. THIS POST IS OPEN TO QUESTIONS

If you have any questions related to the contents of this article, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below, and I will be more than happy to reply as soon as I can.

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