A free domain certainly sounds nice, however here are some things you might need to take note of before agreeing to the free domains provided:
- Who owns the domain? The domain is free but the hosting company retains the ownership. What that means? You’re either stuck with the company forever or you need to pay a hefty sum to buy the domain back.
- What about the next few years of renewal? The first year is free but when you want to renew it, they’ll charge $19.95+ for renewal. That is like a mark-up over the average domain name cost.
It’s better to ask questions during the research process to know who will own the domain and also make sure that the standard renewal fees costs are acceptable.