It was 12 years ago when I bought my first domain and it was for free. I bought the domain from a site called dot.tk (now freenom.com) which is the top-level domain of several countries.
Why is it a free domain?
The country of Tokelau, Gabon, Mali, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea gives opportunities for all users & small businesses to register a domain for free.
These free domains are operated by freenom which is the world’s first and only domain provider.
Why is Domain Free?
Freenom which manages all the free domain names aims to help countries such as Tokelau, Gabon, Mali, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea to grow their digital economy. This domain can be owned by anyone in this world for free and use it like any other regular .com domain names for their blogs, websites, shopping websites, etc. So I personally thank Freenom and the countries that are offering these free domains.
List of Free Top Level Domain
Country of Tokelau
Country of Mali
Country of Gabon
Country of Central African Republic
Country of Equatorial Guinea
Step by Step procedure to get these Domain
Go to freenom.com to register your domain service.
Put any domain name of your choice and check if its available.
Choose the available domain and click on checkout.
Choose the Free period and click continue.
During checkout you either sign-up by email or continue with your existing gmail/facebook account.
That’s all! your domain will be registered to use. Please go to Services -> My Domains in the Navigation bar.
Put all together I feel this is an amazing opportunity provided by freenom and the countries who have supported them to give away these domain names. This the best way to put your blog or businesses online if you can’t afford to buy a paid domain name and renew it every year. This is also a good start for beginners who wants to learn how domain and websites work to play around with its configurations etc.
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