Tag: ZONES

Free Domains Registrars

Are you developing a website, but dont have the resources to shell out some money for a domain? These free domain providers may help you when starting up with a new site. Its recommended to use a top level domain, e.g. .com or .net, to achieve the best ranking in search engine results, having a easily memorable address as well as developing consumer trust. People are more likely to buy something from a paid web domain than a free one. Once your site becomes somewhat popular, you should upgrade to a paid top level domain right away!

Without further delay, heres the list of all free domain NICs:

.tk
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding, Email-only forwarding, URL shortener

.tk is the official top level domain of Tokelau. dot.tk allows you to use your own DNS settings compatible with decent web hosts. With proper DNS set up, the domain acts like a real domain which is not the case with URL redirections. .tk also allows email-only forwarding (TK Mailias domains). Additionally, you can also use .tk as an URL shortener, like bit.ly. All free domains comes with the sole restriction of a minimum of 25 visitors per 90 days. Paid domains does not have this restriction. However, .tk domains have earned quite a bad reputation on the internet, used to be known for malicious sites and spam sites. On the bright side, .tk is a top level domain, which is better for SEO than the non-TLD free domains. You can register an unlimited number of domains with one account.

Pros:

-Top-Level domain

-Nameserver and DNS support

-Email forwarding

-URL shortener and forwarding

-No domains registration limit

Cons:

-Inactivity limit
-URL Forwarding sites are ad-supported

.co.cc

Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

.co.cc is an another popular free domain registrar. Unlike .tk, .co.cc is not a top-level domain. Your domain will be a subdomain of co.cc, e.g. example.co.cc. This domain provider offers DNS and Nameserver support for the advanced users and URL Forwarding for the more basic user. One limitation is that free accounts can only register 2 domains maximum before being asked to donate for more. Some domains can not be registered freely, they include popular domains and trademarked domains like facebook.co.cc. Business domains must pay when renewing, after the initial 1 year have expired.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-2 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

-Domain not free for business use

.cz.cc
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

.cz.cc offers pretty much the same features as .co.cc. Its not as popular as .tk or .co.cc, so more domain addresses may be available for use. You can register 5 URLs with one account.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-5 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

.co.tv
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

Again. very similar to co.cc and cz.cc. Has support for DNS(CNAME,A,MX, ZONES records), nameservers as well as url redirection. 3 domains max. with one account.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL forwarding

-Not ad-supported

Cons:

-2 Max Domains

-Longer Domain Address

.uni.cc
Features: DNS/Nameserver support, URL forwarding

Similar to co.cc. Unlimited domains per account, but you must put a banner linking back to uni.cc on the homepage.

Pros:

-Nameserver and DNS support

-URL shortener

-Not ad-supported

-Unlimited max. domains

Cons:

-Banner on homepage

-Longest Domain Address

.co.nr
.co.nr is less feature packed compared to its competitors. Theres no Nameserver and DNS support and you must put a link back to co.nr on the homepage.

Features: URL Forwarding

Pros:

-URL redirection

-Not ad-supported

-Unlimited max. domains

Cons:

-Link-back on homepage

-Longer Domain Address

-NO Nameserver and DNS support

-Inactivity Limit

-25 Max domains

Please note that none of the above registrars allows illegal and pornographic material.

smartdots.com and iz.nu are other free domain sites worth looking into, Ive never tried it and wont include it here.