How to Register a Domain Name? {Get it done Free!}

Juhil Mendpara
Content Manager

Primarily, you need two things to start an online website: a domain name & web hosting don’t necessarily need a domain name. A website can be accessed by an IP address also. E.g., If you search “” in your web browser, you’ll land on the Google Search landing page.

However, having a domain name is kind of necessary because people can’t remember IP addresses ⁠— the problem that led to the invention of domain names. Plus, a domain name adds to the brand of your website and more.

Anyway, let’s not get into the nitty-gritty of a domain name & get to the point.

How to find the best domain name?

Before you register a domain name, you need to find the best possible domain name. It needs a lot of brainstorming, but the name’s going to represent your brand, so it’s worth it. These are the typical steps you should follow in choosing the best domain name:

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    Decide on domain extension: Depending on the kind of business/website you want to build, decide on the domain extension. ‘.com’, ‘.net’, and ‘.org’ are the most common ones & always a safe bet. Then there ‘.io’ for tech companies, ‘.us’ for US-only companies, ‘.store’ for e-commerce, ‘.in’ for India-based sites, and many more you can choose from.
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    EMD vs. branded: EMDs (or exact match domains) are domain names with your primary keyword in them. E.g., if you are planning to rank for “best tiffins Mumbai.” These are generally used to rank faster on search engines. 

    On the other hand, there are branded domain names like that are, well, good for branding.

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    Brainstorm: Brainstorm domain names (focus on your website niche, the website’s aim, use brainstorming tool, etc.) and note a few down.

How to register a Domain Name?

Once you have a prioritized list of domain names ready, it’s time to register. 

  1. Look for an ICANN Accredited Registrar: ICANN (or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit for domain name system management. Look for a registrar directly or indirectly accredited with them. We like Namecheap, Google domains, Hostinger,, and a couple of others we’ll discuss further.
  1. Check if it’s available: Once you’ve decided on the registrar, start pasting the domain names from the list you finalized (from top to bottom). If it’s available, go for it.
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  1. Add to cart: Add the domain to the cart, sign up with the registrar if you haven’t, enter your payment details, and checkout like you do with any online store.
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  1. That’s it. Congratulations, you registered the domain name successfully.

How to Get Domain Name Free?

You more or less knew the above steps. What you want to know is how to get Domain Name Free. Well, let’s answer that. 

Web hosting companies (OBVIOUSLY) know you need a domain name + web hosting to start a website. 

To attract customers like you, they include free domain registration with their hosting packs, and that’s where you get it for free. And we aren’t talking some third-grade hosting provider trying to lure you into their scammy system...we are talking about some of the best web hosting providers out there, like these two:

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    Hostinger: Though their Single Web Hosting plan doesn’t include a free domain, you get a free domain with all other Hostinger web hosting packages.
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    Bluehost: Starting a WordPress website? Enjoy Bluehost’s impressive performance + features and get a free domain registration for the first year on all its plans.


Registering a domain name is as easy as buying a pair of earphones from Amazon. You just need to brainstorm a few domain name ideas, find an ICANN-accredited registrar, check if the domain name is available, enter billing & personal/business details, and register.

If you are building a brand new site, signing up with some web hosts can get you the domain for free. However, that shouldn’t be the reason behind your purchase ⁠— ever! Go for a quality web host; if they provide a free domain, well & good.

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