Today, we will tell you how to get a free domain name and hosting for a complete year !
In order to run a successful business, it has become necessary to take it online. By taking your business online, you not only expand your reach, your customer’s are able to find you easily no matter wherever they are. You need a domain registration and a hosting service to take you local business online and there is a cost involved in all of this.
A lot of small businesses may want to have their online presence, however they might not have the resources to invest in purchasing a domain and buying a hosting plan. To help get Indian business online, Google, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises(FISME) and Hostgator have come up with an excellent program called as India Get Your Business Online where they provide you with a free domain name and hosting for 1 Year !
Not many are aware of this awesome initiative and neither was I until a few days ago. That’s the reason I thought to share this with our readers who can really benefit and take their business online for free.
India Get Your Business Online is managed by Google. Citizen’s of India are eligible for a free .net domain for a year which is sponsored by Google. Hostgator will provide the free web hosting service for a year. The hosting includes Hostgator’s site building tool and customer support.
This program is has been made very flexible. The .net domain will be registered in your name and you can choose to move to a different registration after the initial 60 days, if you wish to. In any case after a year Hostgator will allow to you edit the DNS records. If you do try to switch to a different host during the first year, you need to make a one-time payment of INR 500 plus taxes, per domain to have the DNS updated or to transfer the domain.
How to get a free domain name and web hosting ?
You need to navigate to IndiaGetOnline and click on the Get Started tab.
Another page will open where you can find links to various starter guides. Click on the Create my free website now link.
Now, you need to type the domain name that you want to register and click on Check Availability. If the domain name is available you get a confirmation message and you can move on to the next step by clicking on the Continue button. You cannot opt for a domain which has already been registered. Also, once you have registered a domain name, you will not be able to change it later. So, choose the domain name wisely.
You will be asked to fill in the details in the registration form. For validation of your residential status in India, you will need to provide your PAN. Click on Finish once you have provided all the required details.
Once the Sign-up is complete, you will get a confirmation notification. This was the signing-up process. The account creation may take 24-28 hours post this. Once your account is created, you will get a confirmation email with your account details. You can then sign in and get started with your website.
How does the free domain name and hosting help you ?
- You get a free domain name and hosting for 1 Year.
- After a year you can continue with the same hosting service for a discounted price.
- You get an easy-to-build, professional website with awesome templates.
- You get a lot of tools and video guides to help you setup your website.
- Free email for a year.
- Online presence for your business.
This is an amazing initiative by Google and you can get free domain name and hosting in the easy steps outlined above. So what are you waiting for ? Get your business online today !