Free Domain from Register.com

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Free Domain from Register.com

January 18th, 2008

This post will show you how to register a free domain with Register.com. After the first year the domain will renew for $35/year, but you’re free to move the domain to cheaper registrar (I recommend GoDaddy or Namecheap) or let it expire.

I received the following email from Register.com today:

Free Domain From Register.com

To:
From: Register.com
Subject: Get a FREE domain from Register.com

I’m excited to tell you about an extraordinary offer for small businesses from Register.com. For a limited time, you can register a new domain name for your business FREE for the first year – a $35 value (Limit one per business).

There are no strings attached to this offer. It is simply our way of introducing you to the award-winning and affordable services available from Register.com.

We’re confident that once you’ve experienced our products and services for yourself, you’ll want to partner with us for all your website-related needs.

Only .com, .us, .biz, .info, .net, or .org are eligible for free domain registration. Limited to 1 year registration term. May not be combined with any other offer. Expires 1/22/2008. You must be the owner or decision maker for a Small Business to qualify for this offer. Only 1 free domain registration per customer. This offer is subject to the terms and conditions of our Services Agreement, located here.

Hmmm… Almost sounds to good to be true, so I had to try it out.

Step 1

Follow this link to Register.com and search for a domain name.
register.com - First Year Free

Step 2

Luckily my domain of choice was available.
Now go ahead on click “Register My Free Domain”.
register.com - Register Your Free Domain Name

Step 3

Sign up for a new account. Check the checkbox that says “Check here to certify that you are an owner or a decision maker for a Small Business”. Sure, I’m a decision maker!
register.com - Sign Up

Step 4

Complete the account creation by filling out your contact information. I even registered as an Individual, and checked that the domain was for Personal use without any problems.

register.com - Tell Us Your Contact Information

Step 5

The shopping cart shows a domain registration at $0.00 and a privacy protection at $9.00. Go ahead and remove the privacy protection and the total will be $0.00.
register.com - Shopping Cart
register.com - Shopping Cart

Step 6

You’ll have to add a PayPal account or a credit card to your account. I used PayPal, but removed my info after the registration was complete.
register.com - Billing Information

Step 7

Confirm your order for a free domain. Turn off Automatic SafeRenew if you’re sure you wont be renewing the domain with Register.com.
register.com - Confirm Your Order

Step 8

The order is complete. You’ll receive a confirmation by email after a short while.
register.com - Thank You

Step 9

You can now log in to your account to setup DNS and name servers. I also went ahead and removed my PayPal info (from My Wallet). I also removed Register.com’s billing authorization at PayPal (Profile – Financial Information – Pay List).
register.com - My Account

The domain is now yours. After 1 year the domain will be up for renewal. Register.com charges $35/year for renewals which is quite expensive. You can either let the domain expire, or you can move the domain to another registrar beforehand.

Remember according to ICANN rules you can not transfer a domain the first 60 days after a domain registration, domain renewal or domain transfer, and you can not transfer a domain the last 5-7 days before a domain renewal.

If you don’t want to renew with Register.com I recommend you take a look at either GoDaddy or Namecheap.

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Last checked: January 18, 2008

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28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Robert // Jan 19, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I’ve purchased a new domain for my site http://www.seekmp3.info . and it’s a great opportunity to grab a free domain!

  • 2 Emily // Jan 19, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Hi!

    I’m wondering if we can use this offer to set up a blog instead of a website for our small business?

    Can you please let me know?

    Thanks!

  • 3 Emily // Jan 19, 2008 at 10:21 am

    er…. I spent a couple of hours trying to register my domain name but I never get the “Free domain” button and I am billed $35.

    So I contacted Live Support and they told me:

    “This offer is exclusively for our Valued Customers who have account or has received such offer via email.”

    HHmmmm

  • 4 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Emily – If you click the link or the banner you should get to a page like the first screenshot (step 1) with the text “Take One – First Year Free”.

    Yesterday I registered a new domain myself through this promo, without having done any previous business with Register.com, so I can’t see why you shouldn’t qualify for this promo.

    Regarding your first question, this offer is only for a domain, but most hosting companies will let you setup several domains for the same account, so it shouldn’t be a problem to create a blog for your business.

    Please feel free to write again, if you have more questions, or if there is anything I can do for you.

  • 5 Emily // Jan 19, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for your reply.

    I tried registering for a free domain name again this morning and the “Register My FREE Domain” button appeared for me so I managed to complete my registration for a free domain name.

    Thanks so much for this great information!

  • 6 Michael Jove Ablaza // Jan 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    haiz.. i want to get a free tld ever since but it alwas need a credit card.. but i don’t have any.. even i have paypal account, it needs CCN…

  • 7 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 23, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Michael – I registered my free domain using my PayPal account only. In step 6 above click the yellow button with the text “Add a PayPal Wallet Item”.

    The offer is still valid by the way…

  • 8 Michael Jove Ablaza // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:18 am

    I can’t register because my paypal isn’t verified… it needs CCN.. T_T

    i want to register http://www.AnimeClanUnlimited.org
    but still can’t because.. it always end up.. with same problem… CCN.. T_T

    can you help me to solve this??

  • 9 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 25, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Michael – Sorry to hear about your troubles.

    Maybe you can get a friend with a credit card to help you?

  • 10 fee // Jan 26, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Thank you so much

    now link is working well on Jan 26, 2008

  • 11 fee // Jan 26, 2008 at 4:02 am

    If i register 100 domain i think I have some problem how to move to other register

    because i cant get Auth Code it said

    “How do I obtain my Auth Code?

    To obtain your authorization code please contact Register.com’s Business Center between 8am – 6pm EST Monday to Friday at the numbers listed below:
    Toll free within the U.S. and Canada: (877) 866-0045
    Outside the U.S. and Canada: (902) 749-2056″

    Regards
    fee

  • 12 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 26, 2008 at 4:25 am

    fee – I hadn’t noticed that you have to call them to get the Auth Code. I think that’s a pretty dodgy behaviour!

    You might be able to use their support chat though.

    Also notice that officially the offer is limited to one domain per business.

  • 13 fee // Jan 26, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for your Help.

    fee

  • 14 smilesquare // Jan 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks, now I got one.

    But, after I see domain information I found this line

    “This domain belongs to a bundle and cannot be transfered.”

    So, I am not sure that I can transfer.

  • 15 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    smilesquare – I’m not exactly sure what that means. I suspect it might be because you cannot transfer the domain within 60 days of registration (according to ICANN’s rules), since in no way it would be legal for them to deny the transfer after that.

  • 16 mee2k7 // Jan 28, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Thank you so much

    now link is working well on Jan 28, 2008

  • 17 dd // Jan 29, 2008 at 12:59 am

    thank you for greatful information

  • 18 makojung69 // Jan 30, 2008 at 4:47 am

    I can’t register free domain today. Does it expire?

  • 19 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 30, 2008 at 4:52 am

    makojung69 – It’s still working for me… Did you follow a link from my site to Register.com?

    Otherwise take a look at GoDaddy. They are selling .com’s for only $6.95.

  • 20 Vijay // Jan 30, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Thanks for the guide. Worked well.. The offer is till Feb 1 2008 now

  • 21 TLP from Russia // Mar 4, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    If someone follows the link and does not see a free link, you can close your browser and delete cookies related to regiter.com. After restarting your browser, this magic yellow button appears again ;)
    Big thanxxxxxxxxxxxx 4 everybody!
    Good luck, guys!

  • 22 wilson // Mar 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    lol.. this is great. got my free domain just couple of minutes ago!

  • 23 H2O // Mar 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    It seems expired now ;)

  • 24 David // Aug 20, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    If you want to take advantage of this offer more than once, simply delete cookies from your browser (IE 6 and above – Tools, Internet Options, “General Tab” – Browser History, Delete, Delete Cookies – YES).

    Having done so register your new domain under a new account – BUT – use your same name and email address and BINGO!!!!

    Unlimited domain registerations :)

  • 25 oxana // Oct 28, 2008 at 6:41 am

    i cant reg , it it expired .
    I wanna reg ostyle.com , and this is premium ,
    someone can help me ?

  • 26 Matt // May 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I just tried this. It’s 2009 and I’m happy to say that this offer and link are still valid.

    I just purchase a domain (rlhosting.org) which will become a hosting site towards the public!

  • 27 gayan kalhara // Jul 6, 2009 at 12:54 am

    i got my domain today..

    hey that lock can be unlocked by few clicks.

    grate!!

  • 28 golf master // Jun 21, 2010 at 2:40 am

    i got my first domain
    Thank you.