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Did you know that you can get a free domain name with many of our web hosting plans? That’s right, customers are eligible for a free domain name registration of their choice, subject to availability.

You can use this domain name to create a custom web address for your business or online store, which can help with branding and marketing. After the first year, you will need to renew your domain name at the regular price, but you will still have access to all of the other benefits of the hosting plan.

Getting a free domain name with Bluehost is an affordable way to start your online business today!

Get a Free Domain Name with a WooCommerce Hosting Plan

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The WooCommerce hosting plan from Bluehost offers a number of benefits for users who are looking to set up an online store using the popular WordPress plugin. In addition to getting a free domain name (full policy below), other key benefits include:

  1. Pre-installed WooCommerce: The plan comes with WooCommerce pre-installed, saving users time and effort in setting up their store.
  2. NEW Wonder theme: The plan also includes the NEW Wonder theme, a customizable theme designed specifically for WooCommerce stores.
  3. Automatic backups: Bluehost automatically backs up users’ sites on a daily basis, so they don’t have to worry about losing their data.
  4. Free domain name: Users who sign up for the plan receive a free domain name for the first year of their hosting plan (full policy below).

Get a Free Domain Name with a WordPress Hosting Plan

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The WordPress hosting plan from Bluehost offers a number of benefits for users who are looking for a reliable and optimized web hosting environment for their WordPress website. Some of the key benefits of this web hosting plan include:

  1. Automatic WordPress installation: Select plans also includes automatic WordPress installation, making it easy for users to get their website up and running quickly.
  2. Enhanced security features: Bluehost provides enhanced security features such as free SSL, optional SiteLock security and CodeGuard backup to protect users’ websites against malware and hacking attempts.
  3. Fast website speed: The plan includes a free content delivery network (CDN) and caching features to help improve website speed and performance.
  4. WordPress updates and backups: Bluehost automatically updates WordPress to the latest version and provides daily backups of users’ websites to ensure that their data is safe and up-to-date.
  5. Free domain name: Users who sign up for the plan receive a free domain name for the first year of their hosting plan (full policy below)

Get a Free Domain Name with a Basic Hosting Plan

The Basic Hosting Plan from Bluehost offers a number of benefits for users who are looking for a simple and affordable hosting option for their business website. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Easy-to-use WordPress builder: The plan includes a user-friendly website builder with customizable templates, making it easy for users to create a professional-looking website without any coding knowledge.
  2. Unmetered bandwidth: The plan includes unmetered bandwidth, so users can handle an unlimited amount of traffic to their website without worrying about additional fees.
  3. 24/7 customer support: Bluehost provides 24/7 customer support via phone, email, and live chat to help users with any questions or issues they may have.
  4. Security: The plan includes free SSL fro the first year, so users can rest assured that their website data is safe and user data is protected.
  5. Free domain name: Users who sign up for the basic hosting plan receive a free domain name for the first year of their hosting plan (full policy below).
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Get a Free Domain Name with a Pro Hosting Plan

The Pro Hosting Plan from Bluehost offers unlimited bandwidth number of advanced features and benefits for users who are looking for a powerful and reliable hosting environment for their website. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. High-performance hosting: The plan includes 100 GB SSD storage, which is faster and more reliable than traditional hard disk drives, ensuring fast and reliable website performance.
  2. Free CDN and dedicated IP: The plan includes a free content delivery network (CDN) and a free dedicated IP, which can help improve website speed and performance, as well as provide additional security.
  3. Unlimited websites: The plan allows users to host an unlimited number of websites, making it a great option for businesses or individuals who need to host multiple sites.
  4. Custom WordPress themes: The plan includes access to a library of custom WordPress themes, allowing users to easily customize the look and feel of their website.
  5. Enhanced security features: The plan includes advanced security features such as free SSL, daily website backup, domain privacy, and malware scanning, to keep users’ websites safe and secure.
  6. Free domain name: Users who sign up for the plan receive a free domain name for the first year of their hosting plan (full policy below)

Full Free Domain Policy for 2024

If your website hosting plan comes with a free domain through Bluehost and you cancel within the first year, please note there is a non-refundable domain fee based on the regular cost of the domain, which can be found in your control panel, plus any applicable fees, for the domain name. The fee not only covers our own costs, but it ensures that, even if you’re dissatisfied with your experience at Bluehost, you won’t lose your domain name. Upon payment of the domain fee, you’ll be free to transfer it or simply point it elsewhere. Please note, however, that newly registered free domains cannot be transferred to another registrar during the first 60 days of the registration period. If you elect to renew your domain name, you will retain ownership of the domain name until the end of its registration period.

Alternate methods for obtaining a free domain name

Alternate method 1: Use a free domain name registrar

Use a free domain name registrar like Freenom. Freenom claims to be the first to offer free domain services worldwide. Free domains work like regular ones, using URL forwarding, Freenom’s free DNS service, or your own DNS and name servers. You can currently get free domains with extensions like .TK, .ML, .GA, .CF, and .GQ. However, keep in mind that, unlike paid sites, you can’t transfer ownership of Freenom’s free domains.

Both GetFreeDomain.Name and Dot TK also provide free domains with DNS features, letting you host them wherever you want. Just remember, it’s best to use free domain registrars for personal use only. Free domains lack security features, and proper email addresses, and might not look as professional, so they’re not the best choice for business websites.

Alternate method 2: Get a free domain name with an All-In-One website builder

Alongside hosting services, some website builders will throw in a free domain name for the first year. These builders are popular because they empower users, even those without coding skills, to design sleek and professional websites using customizable templates and easy drag-and-drop features.

While they might be pricier compared to setting up a WordPress website through a hosting provider, these website builders may be more user-friendly. Most of the popular website builders’ premium plans come with a complimentary domain for the initial 12 months. It’s worth noting that not all plans include professional email addresses, unlike hosting plans.

Common Questions about our Free Domain Policy

How long is the free domain name valid for?

The free domain name registration lasts for the first year of select hosting plans. After that, users will need to renew the domain name at the regular price.

Can I choose any domain name I want?

While you can choose to register any available domain name you want, you may need to be creative if your desired domain name is already taken. Consider a unique TLD such as .xyz, .info, or .io if the domain name you want is registered by someone else.

Do I own the domain name?

Yes, users who receive a free domain name own the domain name and have full control over it.

Is a free domain name worth it?

A free domain name can be a great value-add for users signing up for a hosting plan, as it can save them money on the upfront cost of registering a domain name. However, users should also consider the ongoing cost of renewing the domain name when deciding whether a hosting plan with a free domain name is the best option for them.

  • Tiffani Anderson

    Tiffani is a Content and SEO Manager for the Bluehost brand. With over 10 years experience across all facets of content and brand marketing, she strives to combine concepts from brand marketing with engaging content through the lens of SEO.

    Education
    University of North Texas
    Previous Experience
    Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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