How to get yourself a FREE domain for your projects!

Created September 29, 2021

Introduction

Usually when you get side projects you don't want to have sub-domains for your web project. In this tutorial I will show you how to get one completely for FREE! The other reason is because you don't ALWAYS want to pay for a domain.


Process

Making an account

To begin we will need to go to site called Freenom. This is the where you will get yourself a free domain. To begin get yourself an account by following this tutorial I found useful! Once you finished the tutorial we will now register a domain!

Register the domain

The thing is with the free domain is that you don't get much options but they are better then nothing! The options are as followed:

.tk
.cf
.ga
.gq
.ml

I think the .tk is the best out of the 4. Once logged in you will see this as your homepage. freenom_home.png

At the header you will see a button called services. 1cf95277f1fb27b3a9d0075298017c61.jpg

Click it and then click Register a domain. You shall now see this page. register_domain.png Now in the text box type the domain name without the domain ending. howtoubuntu_domain.png

There may be a chance the name is already taken, but if it isn't taken just click Get Now and we will proceed. Once clicked it will turn into a green box. If you look above the price tags you will see a box called Check Out, click it. howtoubuntu.ml.png

Click on the 3 month @ free text and click 12 months @ free. Now you will own the domain for 1 year instead of 3 months!

Now click continue.

You will see the following screen: checkout.png

Click the box next to I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions. Once done press Complete Order. Once clicked you are basicly done! I recommend adding the domain to Cloudflare so you have extra features!


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