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Get a free domain

  • Email address and wildcard SSL certificate included
£0/first yearfor your co.uk domain / then £10/year, excl. VAT
.co.uk
£0/1st year then £10/year
.uk
£1/1st year then £10/year
.com
£1/1st year then £13/year
.org
£1/1st year then £16/year

How to get your free domain

Current offer

Right now you can secure a .co.uk domain free for a year with 1&1 IONOS, with following years costing just £10/year. What’s more is that every 1&1 IONOS customer has access to a free personal consultant, who, as your single point of contact, is ready to help you with your vision. So what are you waiting for?
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Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all 1&1 IONOS customers.

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Other ways to get a free domain

Classic web hosting

For anyone looking to start their own website, picking the right hosting plan is of the utmost importance. A free domain enables a quick and easy setup process with minimal (or no) upfront costs.
There are a number of free hosts out there who can help you get started with a subdomain. However, if you find that your site is slow to load, that it's inundated with unwanted advertising, and that there is no customer support available, then you should consider a paid service.
With 1&1 IONOS, you will receive a domain name that is completely free for the first twelve months, as well as 24/7 support.
Web hosting packages

MyWebsite

If you are creating a website you intend to monetise, such as by publishing sponsored and commissioned content or incorporating advertising, then a free domain name will likely no longer be adequate for you. This is because your website will need to be optimised for search engines and should also have a catchy and appropriate URL.
Using the MyWebsite service, you will not only be entitled to a free domain but you will also receive a free email address. Using this free email for business communications will ensure you look more professional for your customers. In addition, whereas with free providers there is a possibility your site could be deleted for no reason, you retain full control of your website with 1&1 IONOS.
MyWebsite packages

Blogging with Managed WordPress

There are many uses for a website, and not all of them require a paid-for domain registration. For instance, if you go abroad and want to keep a public record of what you are up to, starting a blog can be a great idea. In this scenario, a free WordPress subdomain is perfectly suitable.
By contrast, a free solution will not be adequate for those looking to launch a travel blogging career with accounts on social media platforms. Using 1&1 IONOS’s managed WordPress blog hosting, you can create a more memorable domain name to share on Instagram, while also benefiting use of the numerous maintenance benefits it offers for improved web security, such as automatic security updates.
What’s more, your domain name is completely free for the first twelve months.
Managed WordPress packages

Free domain overview

(cc)TLDsIncluded in all packages
.co.ukCurrently FREE without package
.uk
.com
.net
.biz
.info
.org
.me
.online
Domain transfer

Transfer your domain to 1&1 IONOS

You can also transfer a domain which is already registered to you. 1&1 IONOS will take care of the transfer process, without any extra charges. 1&1 IONOS web hosting includes much more:
  • Unlimited storage and traffic
  • Email hosting
  • Technical features including PHP 5, Zend Framework, Perl, Python, Ruby, and SSI.
Domain transfer
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Frequently asked questions

By using our domain checker above you can search which domain name is still available for you. If you choose an additional web hosting package or our website builder "1&1 IONOS MyWebsite", your desired domain will be included.
If you have registered a free domain name with 1&1 IONOS, whether a .co.uk 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.
Ultimately, 1&1 IONOS is not a free domain name service provider; however, we are a large company with a broad customer-base, allowing us to offer exceptionally competitive pricing. Although 1&1 IONOS does not provide open-ended free domains, this extensive customer network allows us to keep prices low and to extend promotional offers on domains for little or no cost for a limited amount of time. Often, free domain promotions are also possible due to the registries with which we work. Due to 1&1 IONOS's size and professional reputation, we have many domain registries that are eager to work with us. We are also often able to fashion a cooperation with registries that want to gain a user-base rather quickly, without having to be solely responsible for all of the marketing and sales efforts. These registries then give us attractive offers, which we can pass on to our customers. This is often why 1&1 IONOS is able to offer limited-time free domains or free domain registration.

Limited-time free domains are not meant to be deceptive, but rather are an opportunity to give our customers fantastic deals from which they can benefit. At the end of the day, however, 1&1 IONOS is foremost invested in providing high-quality hosting services that our customers can rely on. Unlike other hosting services which are focused merely on cost allure, 1&1 IONOS is focused on maintaining the best possible service for our customers, which includes having top-of-the-line technology, as well as thousands of qualified employees worldwide running our data centres and supporting our millions of customers.
The answer to this question is "no" for both 1&1 IONOS and for almost any other hosting provider. Whether you are interested in a .co.uk or other TLD, it would be very difficult for you to find a free domain name registration for a lifetime — anywhere you look. Of course many hosting providers offer promotional pricing, but to take advantage of this would require you to keep transferring your domains from one hosting provider to another every year, which is a lot of work and also not overly good for your website performance. Some hosting providers also have cancellation fees and deadlines that you would need to be aware of as well.

In the end, you likely want to have a stable, professional service for your website, especially if it is a website for your business. It is then best to look for a quality paid service that can support your website and business as it grows, instead of worrying about cancellation deadlines and re-registering your domain.
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