If you are Indian, you can start your site for free with your own .in top level domain. Google and HostGator have collaborated with a few Indian companies to start giving away one year of free hosting and domain name to help local businesses create a online presence. I was going through their FAQ section. And it seems there is no strings attached. The domain will be registered to your name and they will provide the option to edit DNS record after one year. Or you can transfer your domain to any other domain registration service after initial 60 days. And after one year if you want to move your hosting to any other web hosting company instead of paying them, that is also possible. If you want to grab a .in cctld and free hosting just go to this site www.indiagetonline.in and register. You will need to add your PAN card copy as a proof that you reside in India.
If you buy or transfer a domain to NameCheap, you will get a free WhoisGuard subscription. So in that case there is no worry to purchase WhoisGuard subscription separately. But when you do a domain renewal with them, you are not going to get any extension for your WhoisGuard. If you want to renew a single WhoisGuard subscription it will normally cost you $2.88 per year. But there’s a long running coupon code WGSPECIAL that reduces the price to only 99 cent. In case, you are purchasing WhoisGuard subscription separately, you can use this same coupon code for your new purchase. Moreover, this coupon code also works for WhoisGuard Dual Pack and 5 Pack. So just go to NameCheap.com account and buy one to hide your personal information from Whois public database
.FREE is a new generic TLD which is expected to be launched in first quarter of 2012. And you can secure your first .free domain name free of charge as part of the pre-registration process. It is open for free pre-registration for quite a while now and already more than 80,000 domain names have been registered. I heard about it sometime ago, but couldn’t gather enough enthusiasm to register a domain name with them . I thought good domain names would have been already registered. And besides I was somewhat skeptical about the whole thing and perhaps still am. It is a initiative started by a Czech-startup company dotFree Group and still needed ICANN approval. But today while I was searching I saw some really cool domain names still available. And I registered hosting.free domain name with them.
Yeah, you can get .co.tv domain for free. And this free service does include free DNS set up. So you don’t have to think about side effects of only url redirection in search engine optimization. Just register and use a .co.tv free domain as any other normal domain. The domain name is catchy, isn’t it
Can you believe it? Yes, you will get one year free unlimited hosting from Doteasy with one dedicated ip address completely free. They are just celebrating their 10th anniversary online. You will get unlimited domain hosting, unlimited MySQL databases with unlimited disk space and data trasfer. Actually, it is their highest cPanel hosting package which normally cost $9.95/month. And they are offering it for free now for one year. It includes shared SSL support. And if you have your own private SSL certificate, you can easily install it as you will be given a free unique IP address.
As I have told you I just sifted my blog to the new domain waveofweb.com. So I was looking for a way to map each url of my old domain to the new one. Obviously there is a way to do it in .htaccess file. And like most of the hosting companies my host DreamHost does support Apache mod-rewrite to use .htaccess. But I heard that Namecheap provides 301 redirect if you transfer DNS to them. And you can do it in UI with just a few clicks and without modifying any code by hand. So I used to it. But that 301 redirect will only redirect any url of the old domain to the new domain’s home page. So all my blog post urls or About page or any any other url of the old domain were getting redirected to the blog home page. I contacted their support in live chat. But they were unable to provide any solution.
NameCheap has been giving away PositiveSSL from Comodo free of cost for a long time now with any new purchase. It would normally cost you $49.95. And moreover you will get a huge discount when you renew your SSL certificate for the second year. It will only cost you $9.95. But do you really need an SSL certificate?
Today I found out a coupon code for NetFirms. Using it you can buy .com, .org or .net domain name with just $1. And unlike GoDaddy coupon code for $1 domain name registration, you don’t have to pay by credit card. You can use Paypal to make your payment. So when you register any of the above tlds from NetFirms, just enter this coupon code “DOLLARDOMAIN”. Grab the opportunity as most of you know NetFirms is as trustworthy name as GoDaddy or NameCheap itself
Yeah! That’s true. You can now call .tk a real free top level domain as it has started giving away free dns service. The domain forwarding service that redirects .tk url to your current sub-domain is still there. But it’s bad for SEO. But recently they have added free dns service option to it. That means if you want you can use your existing Name Servers to point them to your domain or you can use free dns service from Dot TK to point your own ip address to your new .tk domain.
In my previous post few days ago, I mentioned ICANN was going to held a meeting to decide the fate of sites still on .yu domain. And the latest news is that, ICANN has extened the deadline for switching off .yu domains to another 6 months, till 30 March 2010. But it will annnounce some conditions subsequently. And if that conditions are acceptable, then Register of the Serbian National Internet Domain (RNIDS) will make a decision on the switching off the remaining 4000 .yu domain sites.