How to Get a Free Lifetime Domain Name For Your Blog
When it comes to starting a new blog, the first thing you need to have is a domain name.
Domain name is the name of your blog. For example, RoadToBlogging.Com is my domain name. Whenever you enter this name from your browser, you will find my blog.
To get a domain name, you need to register the name from an organization called ICANN through a domain registrar. Normally you have to pay some bucks to your domain registrar to get your desired domain name.
You can get a free domain name for some extensions like .tk, .co, cc etc. But these are not top-level domain names. For a top-level domain, you have to pay $8-9 to $35-40 to the rigitrar.
Now the GOOD news is, you can get a free domain name for LIFE. SiteGround is the hosting service that offers this crazy deal with its hosting account. And you will also get 60% discount on hosting plan.
In this post, I will show you how to get a free domain name for your blog. Before jumping into the tutorial, I’d like to give some reasons why I recommend SiteGround hosting.
- 1-Click WordPress Installation.
- Free Domain Name for Life.
- Free WordPress Themes and Installation Support.
- Free Website Transfer for other hostings.
- Free Site Transfer from WordPress.org.
- No Downtime.
How To Get a Free Domain For Your Blog
Now let’s see how to sign up for SiteGround to get a free domain for life.
Step 1: Choose the Domain Name
At first, you have to choose a domain name for your blog. Chances that you have already selected a domain name for your blog. Now you need to check if the domain name is available to register.
At first, go to SiteGround.com and type your desired domain name. Select an extension and click on ‘Search’ button. SiteGround only offers free domain name for these extensions: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .nl.
If the domain name is available, it will show “Congratulations! Domain yourdomain.com is available.” If the domain name is not available, you have to choose another name.
Step 2: Choose a Hosting Plan
Once you’ve found your desired domain name, now it’s time to choose a hosting plan.
SiteGround offers 3 different types of hosting plans – StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek. Here are some details about the hosting plans to help you choose one that best suits your needs.
- StartUp is the perfect choice if you are planning to create only one site.
- GrowBig is the most popular plan that allows you to host multiple sites on your hosting account. This is the best choice for bloggers.
- GoGeek is the best choice for high traffic websites as it can handle 100,000 monthly visitors.
If I were you I would go for GrowBig plan as it offers multiple websites hosting.
Once you’ve chosen a plan, click on ‘Order Now’ button.
Step 3: Review and Completer Your Order
Now you need to provide your Contact information, Password information, Payment information and Purchase information.
Be sure to provide all information correctly. In Purchase information, reconfirm your plan and select a data center. SiteGround has three data center – Asia-Pacific, Europe, and USA.
Another important thing is to select the period. You can select 12, 24 or 36 month period. I’d recommend you to go for the higher period to save money. Because discounted price applicable for the first invoice only. Once your initial term is over regular renewal prices apply.
SiteGround also offers some extra services. If you would like to exclude them just uncheck the boxes.
If everything is OK, just click on ‘SUBMIT ORDER’ button.
That’s it. You are done. SiteGround will send you a confirmation email with your login details. If you need any further help, just head over to SiteGround support page and ask them to solve your problem. Their support agents are available 24/7 for Phone, Chat or Ticketing support.
Hope this post helps you to get a free domain name for life. If you have any question regarding this, feel free to ask us via comment. Do you know any other hosts that offer lifetime free domain name?