Why do people search for “free website domain name”? I can only assume they have an idea for a perfect website concept but don’t want to pay to reserve it. Well there is a way to get a free website domain name, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to pay.
What is Domain Name Service
Some people ask me about the definition of domain name and other ask what is domain name service. These are basically the same question. GoDaddy is a service that, among other things, sells website names. Examples of a website name are Amazon.com, www.thinkgeek.com, or www.benefits-of-resveratrol.com. You think of them as the names of the websites, but in reality they’re called domain names.
Definition of Domain Name
I don’t have any idea what the definition of domain name is. But I can tell you it is a code word that represents a number. See, websites are really just numbered pages and the name is the clever way to represent that number. For example: www.google.com is just a human friendly version of the website’s address 126.96.36.199. If you just typed 188.8.131.52 in the address bar, it would take you to www.google.com.
(Don’t want to get technical, but that number is called an IP Address).
How to Choose Domain Name
This is super easy. Go to GoDaddy.com, type in the super great name you came up with and if GoDaddy says it is available, then buy it. Done.
But if your goal is to strategically choose a domain name, then you might want to read this article 5 Steps Before You Get A Domain Name.
Finally, How To Get a Free Domain Name
My favorite website for securing free domain names is SiteSell.com. This is a website building service that features everything you could possibly need. Keyword/Domain Name Search Tools, SEO analyzing tools, link building tools, Search Engine Monitoring and Traffic monitoring tools, e-mail list builder, newsletter creator, blog creator, etc. . . etc. . . etc. AND when you use their service you get a free domain name AND website hosting.
There’s nothing better.