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FREE DOMAIN NAMES

  • What is a domain name?

    Every website has a specific name to identify it on the World Wide Web. Like your home address, it consists of different parts. The domain name has to be unique and lead to only one specific website. That is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already claimed. Any web address begins with „www". This is an abbreviation for World Wide Web and is the gateway to the internet. Nowadays, domain names do not necessarily have to have a „www" in front because web browsers will recognize it automatically. The next part, the Second Level, is the most important recognition factor – the domain name. Think of a domain name that best reflects the content and subject of your website! The last part is the Top Level Domain, and it can be generic (.net, .com, .org) or geographic (.us, .ca, etc.). The TLD gives your website a special designation on the web. You can only register a free domain name that has not already been claimed. To check if your desired domain name is available, use the 1&1 domain checker.
  • Is there a list of domains at 1&1 which are always for free?

    No, there is no fixed list of free domain names at 1&1. Domain prices are always depending the structure of the current offers. In our fee-based web hosting packages (Unlimited, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Pro), one free domain name is always included.
  • If there is an offer that allows me to register a free domain name, what will be the follow-up costs for me?

    If you have registered a free domain name with 1&1, there will be a charge for the second year of the contract. The exact costs for the second year will be displayed in your final shopping cart.
  • Why is it important to use the 1&1 domain checker?

    Do you want to find a great free domain name for your site? 1&1's domain checker help you to find one. You can check the domain names which will attracts your website to people surfing the net. Your idea for a domain name should be clear and catchy, when you use the 1&1 domain checker. This will make your site easily identifiable and people will come back again and again. With the domain check you will find a good free domain name for your successful website.
  • How do I use the 1&1 domain checker to find a free domain name?

    It is quick and easy. If you have found a suitable domain name, enter your preferred name into the 1&1 domain checker. The tool will immediately check whether your desired domain name is free or not. That's all. But, don't forget – hurry up to get your desired domain before someone else does, because you aren't the only one searching for the perfect domain name.
  • How come, 1&1 can afford to offer a free domain name service from time to time?

    First of all, 1&1 is not a free domain name service provider in general. We usually have a very competitive level of pricing available to our domain customers; however, you will not be able to enjoy free domains in our portfolio all the time. The reason we can sometimes give away domains at either no costs or very little costs is that our large customer base enables us to attract a lot of registries to work with us.
    One example for such an cooperation could be a registry taht launches a new tld but does not intend to do all of the marketing and sales activities by themselves. Nevertheless they would like to see a quick growth in their user base and to reach this goal they give 1&1 very attractive offers.

    On the one hand, this is a great opportunity for our customers to benefit from fantastic offers, on the other hand it can evoke a wrong impression about the hosting industry in general. In the long run, it is impossible to offer free domain name registration and web hosting services at a high quality level. At 1&1, we have thousands of qualified employees worldwide to run our data centers and support our millions of customers.
  • Can I expect to get a free domain name for lifetime, when subscribing to 1&1?

    The simple answer is "No". It will be very hard for you to find a free domain name registration for lifetime opportunity, if you do not want to keep your domains being transferred around from one hosting provider to another every year.

    Especially, if you would like a lifetime stable hosting with your free domain name, you should rather look for a high quality paid service that will give you the chance to work on your project full-time and not have to worry about adhering to cancelation deadlines a couple of months before your contract ends most of the time.