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How to get a .com domain for free?

 
Kenneth Lomvey
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Is their any way to get a .com domain for free?

Someone told me that we can do it; but I don't know how. If you know, please tell me?
 
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I doubt that you can. But its trivial to get one for $7 or so, which is close enough to free that its not worth doing any work to find one for less.
 
Kenneth Lomvey
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Hi Pat,

please check your private messages.

Thanks.
 
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there are lots of services "registrars" that sell domain names. godaddy.com and domain.com and 1and1.com. While Network Solutions charges $40 or so per year, the others are much cheaper.

This is for registration, you still need hosting, but they will sell you hosting for a low low fee.

Its well worth it to watch some video podcasts such as crankygeeks, tekzilla or hak5, as they are sponsored be the registrar companies and offer discount codes.
 
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Originally posted by Kenneth Lomvey:
Hi Pat,

please check your private messages.

Thanks.


Please UseTheForumNotEmail so that other can help you and people with similar questions get answers.
[ November 23, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
 
Nitin Pathak
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Google App Engine is another way of doing things your way; one of the main motivating factors for me to learn Python was to have a .com domain free of charge, running my first hello world!

My free domain is here.
 
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Nitin what you are talking of is in real terms a subdomain,ain't it ?
 
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Aah! Yes it is. There are charges for your entire domain here as well. But enough to get one started
 
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