Your HostPapa web hosting package includes free domain name registration. We’ll register a domain name for you and pay for it for the first year while you have a web hosting account with HostPapa.
When the first year elapses, you’ll be billed annually for the domain name. If you register a free domain but cancel your HostPapa account, a non-refundable domain fee (the regular domain price) will be applied.
Please note that additional or “addon” domains registered on your account are not part of the free domain registration offer. There is no fee for releasing additional domain names. To learn more about addon domains, check out our Knowledge Base article.
Please see below for a list of all of the domains available for free registration and the terms and conditions that apply.
Domains available for free domain name registration
|TLD sold with a hosting service||Free?||Conditions and Requirements|
|Generic TLDs (gTLD)|
|.name||✔||The .NAME namespace is the only generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) authorized exclusively for private individuals. It allows domain registrations on the second and third domain levels.
Second level .NAME registrations allow Registrants to register domains like johnsmith.name. Third level registrations allow Registrants to register domains like john.smith.name.
Registrants can add numeric characters to the beginning or end of a personal name to differentiate it from other personal names. For instance, if john.smith.name is already registered, an eligible registrant may opt to purchase john5.smith.name or john.smith5.name.
|.photo||X*||*Free with ProPhoto WordPress plans|
|Country Code TLDs (ccTLD)|
|.asn.au||✔||Requires valid ABN number for registration and transfer.|
|.ca||✔*||Requires local Canadian presence for registration.
*Free on hostpapa.ca and hostpapa.com
|.be||✔*||*Free on hostpapa.eu|
|.de||✔||If the registrant is not located in Germany, they must be able to provide an authorized contact, located in Germany, who can receive official or court documents on their behalf. This must be provided to the registry within two weeks upon request.|
|.es||✔||Individuals and legal entities and organizations without legal entities with ties to Spain may apply for any “.es” domain.
Ties to Spain
|.eu||✔*||The .EU Registry maintains the following list of General Eligibility requirements, one of which must be met in order to qualify to register an .EU domain:
– an undertaking having its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, or
|.fr||✔||When you place an order for a .FR domain name, you must provide some additional information to satisfy the regional presence requirements of the .FR registry.
– Individual registrants must be a resident of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
|.ie||✔*||Ireland presence required for registration/transfer
*Free only on hostpapa.eu
|.nl||✔||All .nl registrants whose addresses are outside the Netherlands automatically use our address as a ‘domicile address’. That’s an address where a bailiff can formally deliver official documents (e.g. a summons) to the registrant. The address is: registrant XYZ, C/o SIDN, Meander 501, 6825 MD, Arnhem, The Netherlands. We forward any official documents that are formally delivered to the registrant at our address, but we don’t forward other mail.|
|.co.in||✔*||*Free only on hostpapa.in|
|.net.in||✔*||*Free only on hostpapa.in|
|.com.mx||✔*||*Free only on hostpapa.mx|
|.co.nz||✔*||*Free only on hostpapa.co.nz.|
|.sg||X||Requires Singapore presence for individual registrants.|
|.com.sg||X||Requires Singapore presence for company registrants.|
|.uk||✔*||*Minimum hosting plan length is 1 year if this domain is primary
Free on UK brand only
The .UK Registry has some specific residency requirements for registering second level (.UK) domains; however, anyone can register the following third-level domains, regardless of where they live:.CO.UK, .ME.UK
Second level .UK domain name requirements:
Owner contact: The owner’s country/territory has to be one of GB (Great Britain), GG (Guernsey), JE (Jersey), IM (Isle of Man). If the owner is not from one of those 4 territories, then you must provide an Address of Service in the Admin contact and that address must be from GB, GG, JE, or IM.
Note: Address of service is the address given to a court by a party to an action, for delivery of associated writs, summons and other legal documents. Deliveries of documents made at this address are assumed to have been delivered to the addressed party.
PO Boxes are not acceptable in the address.
|.us||✔||Any U.S. citizen or resident, as well as any business or organization, including federal, state, and local government with a bona fide presence in the United States can register a .US domain name. One of the following three eligibility requirements must be met:
– A natural person (i) who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories or (ii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions, or
No special requirements
|.me||X||.ME is the country code TLD for Montenegro.
However, Montenegro has made its namespace available to any interested registrants, regardless of residency.
|.tv||X||.TV is the country code TLD for Tuvalu. Tuvalu has made its namespace available to any interested registrants, regardless of residency; you do not have to be a Tuvalu resident or business operator to register a .TV domain.|
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