Get a Free Domain Name With Dot.tk
On my personal blog I recently wrote about how I am completely and utterly addicted to domain names, I’ll be honest my addiction isn’t going very well as I have registered another handful of domain names since writing that article. However, domains don’t need to cost you an arm and a leg, you can easily get a free domain name from dot.tk.
What’s the catch?
I hear you cry from across the internet. Well, there is no catch. You get a 100% free for life .tk domain name (as long as you remember to renew it), for example, I just registered quirk.tk for absolutely nothing. I did try to register kev.tk but unfortunately .tk domain names that are 3 letters or less are actually chargeable. Whilst I was there I also decided to register kevq.tk and kevquirk.tk…all for absolutely nothing.
Obviously there are some limitations in that .tk domain names are lesser known than the likes of it’s .com, .net and .co.uk brethren. But nevertheless having a completely free domain name and therefore a custom email address like firstname.lastname@example.org is a hell of a lot better than email@example.com.
For me the .tk extension is actually quite relevant as my middle name is Thomas. So with quirk.tk I have my initials back-to-front. Not that anyone would know that of course. But still, I think it’s pretty cool and after all these are free domain names that we’re taking about here so beggars can’t really be choosers.
As I said, .tk domain names are not all that well known. But that can work in your favour as it means not many of the domain names are taken. So there is a very good chance that you will get .tk domain name that you desire whereas you would probably have to make a compromise with the likes of .com as they are few and far between nowadays. For example, I would have absolutely no chance of getting quirk.com, kevq.com and kevquirk.com in one foul swoop, although I do already own kevquirk.com. :-)
What do you guys think? Is a free domain name really worth it or would you rather pay the few bucks for a “premium” domain name like refugeeks.com? Feel free to give us your thoughts below…