Free Domain Names

Register a free Domain Name

At 1&1 a free domain is included with every Web Hosting package – get it now!

Choose a domain name that ends with .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club or .me and become eligible for our HOT DEAL:

YOUR DOMAIN
+ WEBSITE
+ EMAIL ADDRESS

just $0.99/month1

Make your website distinctive with a free domain name

A good free domain name is unique and stands out, while a generic domain name is usually stuffed with keywords and unmemorable.

Create your online identity with a free domain name

The domain name is the centerpiece of your website. Pay attention to finding a free domain name, but make sure it serves the purpose you want it to! For a business website, it would be important to try to use your company's name or close to it.

Make sure it corresponds to your company and reflects the content of your website. An eCommerce site that sells the latest trendy merchandise will most likely have a more creative name than that of a law firm or realty group.

The best domain name solutions will probably consist of either the name of your company or some sort of appropriate abbreviation. Choose your TLD with care. For example, no one would expect an eCommerce site to have a .info TLD, so choose wisely. It is also possible to choose more than one TLD for your free domain name.

The 1&1 domain checker

With 1&1 you can easily find out if your desired domain name is free. Just enter your desired domain name, choose one or more TLDs and click the „check" button. In a few seconds you will have the results.

You can register your cheap domain names and get them „parked", where they will be waiting for use, for as long as you want. If you want to take the next step and get your website online, 1&1 has many inexpensive hosting packages available. For more information about free domain name registration, just visit 1and1.com.

Various domain name extensions

With 1&1 you can register a lot of various domain name extensions. For every purpose there is a domain extension, like .com for commercial sites or .info for informational sites. It is on your hand, which domain extension is the right choice for your company. But that's not the end. For every registered domain you can create a lot of free subdomains, like for a community or to create a blog.

Domain name extensions
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  • .com $0.99/year2
  • .org $0.99/year3
  • .info $0.99/year4
  • .co $6.99/year5
  • .net $9.99/year6
  • .biz $19.99/year7
  • .club $5.99/year8

Always get more – at 1&1

Every domain at 1&1 includes the following features, free of charge.

Privacy Protection – Usually, when registering a domain, your name and address will be made public by registrars. With privacy protection enabled, 1&1 will act as your surrogate.

Huge Mailbox – No one tidies up their email, so why should you? Get a vast 2 GB of mailbox space, and a professional Webmailer.

SSL Certificate – Build trust with your visitors and rank higher in search engines by linking your domain with an SSL certificate. Actually, we'll do that for you with the push of a button.

Advanced Configuration – Up to 10,000 subdomains, fine-grained DNS options, and more – 1&1 Control Panel makes advanced domain configuration easy.

24/7 Customer Support – Our professional, knowledgeable support team is always available for help and advice, 24/7. And we're friendly, too.

Free domain names – what you should know

  • What is a domain name?

    Every website has a specific name to identify it on the World Wide Web. Like your home address, it consists of different parts. The domain name has to be unique and lead to only one specific website. That is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already claimed. Any web address begins with „www". This is an abbreviation for World Wide Web and is the gateway to the internet. Nowadays, domain names do not necessarily have to have a „www" in front because web browsers will recognize it automatically. The next part, the Second Level, is the most important recognition factor – the domain name. Think of a domain name that best reflects the content and subject of your website! The last part is the Top Level Domain, and it can be generic (.net, .com, .org) or geographic (.us, .ca, etc.). The TLD gives your website a special designation on the web. You can only register a free domain name that has not already been claimed. To check if your desired domain name is available, use the 1&1 domain checker.
  • Is there a list of domains at 1&1 which are always for free?

    No, there is no fixed list of free domain names at 1&1. Domain prices are always dependent on the structure of the current offers. In our fee-based web hosting packages (Unlimited, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Pro), one free domain name is always included.
  • If there is an offer that allows me to register a free domain name, what other costs are there?

    If you have registered a free domain name with 1&1, whether a .com or other TLD, there will be a charge for the second year of the contract. The exact costs for the second year will be displayed in your final shopping cart.
  • Why is it important to use the 1&1 domain checker?

    Do you want to find a great free domain name for your site? 1&1's domain checker help you to find one like a .com. You can check the domain names which will attract people to your website. Your idea for a domain name should be clear and catchy, when you use the 1&1 domain checker. This will make your site easily identifiable and people will come back again and again. With the domain check you will find a good free domain name for your successful website.
  • How do I use the 1&1 domain checker to find a free domain name?

    It is quick and easy. If you have found a suitable domain name such as a .com, enter the chosen name into the 1&1 domain checker. The tool will immediately check whether your desired domain name is free or not. That's all. But, don't forget – hurry up and get your desired domain before someone else does, because you aren't the only one searching for the perfect domain name.
  • How come 1&1 can afford to offer a free domains from time to time?

    First of all, 1&1 is not a free domain name service provider in general. We usually have very competitive pricing for our domain customers; however, you will not be able to enjoy free domains all the time. The reason we can sometimes give away domains at little or no cost is that our large customer base enables us to attract a lot of registries to work with us. One example for such an cooperation could be a registry that launches a new tld but does not intend to do all of the marketing and sales activities by themselves. Nevertheless they would like to see a quick growth in their user base and to reach this goal they give 1&1 very attractive offers. Then, for example, we can sometimes offer free domain registration.

    On the one hand, this is a great opportunity for our customers to benefit from fantastic offers, on the other hand it can evoke a wrong impression about the hosting industry in general. In the long run, it is impossible to offer free domain name registration and web hosting services at a high quality level. At 1&1, we have thousands of qualified employees worldwide to run our data centers and support our millions of customers.
  • Can I expect to get a free domain name for a lifetime, when subscribing to 1&1?

    The simple answer is "No" whether a .com or other TLD. It will be very hard for you to find a free domain name registration for a lifetime, if you do not want to keep your domains being transferred around from one hosting provider to another every year.
    Especially, if you would like a lifetime of stable hosting with your free domain name, you should look instead for a high quality paid service that will give you the chance to work on your project full-time and not have to worry about cancellation deadlines a couple of months before your contract ends to register your domain again.
  • Can I also register free .com domains with 1&1?

    There are of course free domain options available from many service providers, and likewise you can certainly register free domain names with 1&1. However, it should be mentioned that there are usually no free options for .com domain registration, regardless of registrar. As a general rule, getting a .com domain name free is not possible because they are in exceptionally high demand. Because .com domains are the most commonly used gTLD, there is not an infinite amount of them still available. It ultimately comes down to an issue of supply and demand: .com free domain name registration is usually not possible simply because there aren't enough unregistered .com domains to be able to offer a .com domain for free.That being said, with 1&1 web hosting packages, you will always receive one free domain. You can absolutely register a .com domain for free when signing up for your 1&1 hosting package. So, in this sense, yes 1&1 does offer a .com domain free with each hosting package, if that is the domain extension that you choose to go with for your free domain option.