In order to get your business online, you need a domain name. There are two ways of getting a domain name - free or paid. If you can afford a yearly fee, going for the paid option is most ideal but if you can't, your best bet is the free option.
This piece will show you how to register free domains but before that is done, let us get down to the basics. What is a domain name? A domain name is a special text URL that uniquely references your website, e.g cars.com. The agency responsible for registration is the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (ICANN) and it has licensed registrars that act on its behalf. If you want to register a domain name, you have to contact one of these registrars.
The question at this point is that how can you get a free domain name? There are many domain extensions that are offered for free, for example, .cf, .ml, .tk and so on. You can also go for sub domains like .co.cc but there are limitations in free domains compared to paid ones. For example, there may be limit to the number of file space that will be given to you compared to the paid option. If you are a newbie online, the non-paid option is not bad for you until you become an expert. But if you really want an interesting experience online, it is better to go for a paid domain name.
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- Olushola George Otenaike is a webmaster, web developer, domain broker, writer as well as blogger and he has been doing all these since 1999. He is the CEO at Netlink Web Developers, publisher of SoFreeDomains and owns many blogs as well as websites. His areas of interest include science, philosophy and politics.
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