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Free Domains Registrars

Are you developing a website, but don’t have the resources to shell out some money for a domain? These free domain providers may help you when starting up with a new site. It’s recommended to use a top level domain, e.g. .com or .net, to achieve the best ranking in search engine results, having a easily memorable address as well as developing consumer trust. People are more likely to buy something from a paid web domain than a free one. Once your site becomes somewhat popular, you should upgrade to a paid top level domain right away!

Without further delay, here’s the list of all free domain NICs:

.tk
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding, Email-only forwarding, URL shortener

.tk is the official top level domain of Tokelau. dot.tk allows you to use your own DNS settings compatible with decent web hosts. With proper DNS set up, the domain acts like a real domain which is not the case with URL redirections. .tk also allows email-only forwarding (TK Mailias domains). Additionally, you can also use .tk as an URL shortener, like bit.ly. All free domains comes with the sole restriction of a minimum of 25 visitors per 90 days. Paid domains does not have this restriction. However, .tk domains have earned quite a bad reputation on the internet, used to be known for malicious sites and spam sites. On the bright side, .tk is a top level domain, which is better for SEO than the non-TLD free domains. You can register an unlimited number of domains with one account.

Pros:

-Top-Level domain

-Nameserver and DNS support

-Email forwarding

-URL shortener and forwarding

-No domains registration limit

Cons:

-Inactivity limit
-URL Forwarding sites are ad-supported

.co.cc

Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

.co.cc is an another popular free domain registrar. Unlike .tk, .co.cc is not a top-level domain. Your domain will be a subdomain of co.cc, e.g. example.co.cc. This domain provider offers DNS and Nameserver support for the advanced users and URL Forwarding for the more basic user. One limitation is that free accounts can only register 2 domains maximum before being asked to donate for more. Some domains can not be registered freely, they include popular domains and trademarked domains like facebook.co.cc. Business domains must pay when renewing, after the initial 1 year have expired.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-2 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

-Domain not free for business use

.cz.cc
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

.cz.cc offers pretty much the same features as .co.cc. It’s not as popular as .tk or .co.cc, so more domain addresses may be available for use. You can register 5 URLs with one account.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-5 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

.co.tv
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

Again. very similar to co.cc and cz.cc. Has support for DNS(CNAME,A,MX, ZONES records), nameservers as well as url redirection. 3 domains max. with one account.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-2 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

.uni.cc
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

Similar to co.cc. Unlimited domains per account, but you must put a banner linking back to uni.cc on the homepage.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL shortener

-Not ad-supported

-Unlimited max. domains

Cons:

-Banner on homepage

-Longest Domain Address

.co.nr
.co.nr is less feature packed compared to its competitors. There’s no Nameserver and DNS support and you must put a link back to co.nr on the homepage.

Features: URL Forwarding

Pros:

-URL redirection

-Not ad-supported

-Unlimited max. domains

Cons:

-Link-back on homepage

-Longer Domain Address

-NO Nameserver and DNS support

-Inactivity Limit

-25 Max domains

Please note that none of the above registrars allows illegal and pornographic material.

smartdots.com and iz.nu are other free domain sites worth looking into, I’ve never tried it and won’t include it here.

How To Add An Addon Domain In Uno Euro Web Hosting

As already said in my previous articles that I am using Uno Euro web hosting now for hosting my site and it is working well. We all know that all plans of Uno Euro provide unlimited domains, unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth. This means, you can host an unlimited number of sites using the same account. I currently host 4 sites under Uno Euro Silver hosting and the uptime they are providing is great.

Many people are unaware of the fact that you can host unlimited domains from one account using the Addon feature. Even if you buy domains from other sites such as GoDaddy or NameCheap, you can still host the site on Uno Euro by just pointing your name servers to your Uno Euro account. You can also buy domains from Uno Euro at very cheap prices. Buying at Uno Euro and hosting your site there is of course very easy. But this article will deal specifically with adding extra domains (not sub-domains) to your web hosting account.

In this tutorial, I will discuss on adding an Addon domain to your Uno Euro account and hosting an unlimited number of sites under the same account.
A Step-by-Step Guide on Adding an Addon Domain

First, login to your Uno Euro shared web hosting account and scroll down to the “Domains” section, and then click on the “Addon domains”.

On the next page, fill up the empty fields as given in the screenshot above. These are all very important fields; therefore, make sure to place the correct information. In the field “Enter New Domain”, type the name of the new domain that you wish to add to the Uno Euro account. Here the new domain I want to add is timesjobs.com, so I have written it. Create an FTP username and an FTP password. Generally, I keep the FTP username the same as the name of the domain. Make sure that the password is very strong; otherwise, there will be chances of getting hacked. In the “Document Root” field, type the root of the domain. I prefer using Public_html/domainname as this way I can give access to other developers too. Next click the “Add Domain” button, and you are done.

If you have bought a domain with a different extension under your same existing brand name, there is also a feature to redirect your original domain to the new domain with a different extension.

For example, you have two domains under the same brand. Let us say domain1.com and domain1.org. If you want to redirect domain1.com to domain1.org, all you have to do is use the Uno Euro Redirecting feature.
You can use this tutorial guide for adding domains and redirecting on any standard cPanel.

Do you prefer adding addon domains to your shared web hosting account or do you prefer using a reseller account to manage all your domains? Which is easier for you? I would love to hear your thoughts via the comments section.