Looking for a Domain Name with some free features such as free email or a simple web page feature?
Below is a list of some Domain Name Registrars with a one or more free basic services.
I did this research, because I ran into a situation where I wanted a domain name with just a couple of services, so I looked at over one-hundred domain and hosting services and the list below is all that I found. Now yes, I could get a domain name and add email or hosting for a price, but my needs were so small it did not seem logical to pay a fee for a couple of simple extras. Then, of course, I could get a free email at say Gmail or Yahoo, but I wanted a domain name with matching email and a simple web page.
Please remember that Domain Name Registrars can and do change their services and features, so check with the registrar for current and accurate information.
I searched many sources, including search engines, of course, and scanned many top/best domain name registrar lists. I searched web sites such as Web Site Magazine’s top 50 Hosting Services and top 50 Domain Registrars. The list above is all that I found. There are surely more, and I may have missed some that I looked at, because the information was not obvious in a quick reading of their web site.
An additional way to acquire a domain name with free email and hosting is a feature called addon domain. Not all hosting companies offer this option or the free features, but many do. With an addon domain name, if you already have a hosted web site, a true domain name can easily be installed within the existing hosting service. This is not a sub-domain, but a true stand-alone domain web site, and where it is offered, it is usually available for just the cost of the domain name.
Sometimes the need for a domain name (without a full blown web site) is a business reason, to avoid confusion, such as setting up a Facebook Biz Page and then wanting to insure that another person does not use that same name on a web site, which could cause confusion in a search engine search, especially if the same-name web site would negatively effect their Facebook Biz Page. Also, when a person builds a eBay or Amazon business they might someday want to expand and use that same user name for an ecommerce store, so they might want to snatch up their name to save for a later date, or have an domain name email to use that says their eBay or Amazon name.
Some of the people that might want a domain name with just an email or web page feature (without a full blown web site) are people who would simply like to have an email address associated with a real domain name or a simple web page to make a statement about their business or to forward to another site they are using.
*Someone with a Facebook Biz Page or eBay or Amazon store that, although not required, still would like to have their own domain name with email.
*Someone that just wants to have their special name that they are using at Twitter or other social media sites as a domain name with email.
*Someone who does affiliate marketing and wants an affiliate business page and email address to use for signing up for affiliate programs.
*Someone who has set up a blog at Squidoo or HubPages and just a domain name with email, incase they someday want to take their endeavors to another level.
*Someone who has an brilliant idea and wants to hold onto a special domain name and email until they can make their idea come true.
*Someone who wants to have their own personal name as a domain and an email address to go along with it.
*And the list goes on, there are loads of reasons.