My brother, Steve, performs the didgeridoo. He and fellow “didgers” meet as soon as a month to play their devices, give one another recommendation and chat about the place to buy didgeridoos. He lives fairly far-off, so the final time he visited he confirmed me some movies of them taking part in. I requested if they’d an internet site the place they posted these movies and hosted a message board. He mentioned they didn’t — and hadn’t even considered it (and I questioned how we’re associated).
Since he indulges in a non-revenue producing pastime, his first concern about creating an internet site was the price. However he was all ears once I instructed him that it’s attainable to amass a site identify with out paying for it. So, I confirmed him methods to get a free area.
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Get a free area: The place to start out
First, we went to the web to search for free domains. Our first google search, “free domain,” introduced up numerous area sellers on the primary web page. (GoDaddy, the world’s largest area identify registrar, topped the record.) Truthfully, it was a little bit overwhelming for Steve — he couldn’t imagine what number of firms bought domains.
We tried a brand new search, “domain coupon codes,” to see if we may slim down the alternatives a little bit. It labored, and we discovered numerous dependable coupon websites.
Retailmenot.com, Goodsearch.com and Groupon had been providing area coupons. There have been even a number of domain-specific coupon websites — domaincouponcode.com, domainpromo.com and domainpromocodes.com. All of them appeared to have quite a lot of authentic, present area coupons.
Tips on how to get a free area coupon
As you do your personal seek for freebies, understand that not all coupons you discover on-line are actual. I needed to present Steve that you just won’t have the ability to use the primary one you discover. To assist him determine methods to get a free area coupon that might really work, I gave him just a few guidelines of thumb to recollect when looking out the web:
- Make sure you’re on a authentic coupon website and never a website created for information mining. If the location requires you to create an account, stick with the tried-and-true respected sources, like RetailMeNot, Goodsearch and Groupon. You don’t need your data to grow to be a part of an undesirable mailing record, so don’t share it with a website you have got by no means heard of.
- Have a look at the expiration dates. If probably the most present coupon is from 2015, you’re most probably on a dormant web site.
- Most coupon websites provides you with a hit fee for the coupons. Persist with the coupons that seem to have been used just lately and with success.
Getting your free area
As soon as we discovered a dependable coupon, Steve and I went to GoDaddy to get a site. This turned out to be fairly enjoyable — I had no thought there have been two spellings for didgeridoo/didjeridoo, so it opened up an entire new world of prospects!
Steve rejected my fabulous puns — didgeyawannadidge.com was instantly thrown away — however we had been capable of finding many different didgeridoo prospects earlier than deciding on didgeclub.co.uk.
After we researched methods to get a free area and chosen an superior identify, Steve stared at me and requested, “now what?”
Steve jogged my memory that he was a musician, not a “computer geek” (apparently a time period of endearment, as he makes use of it about his sister frequently) and wasn’t certain what ought to occur subsequent. We began out by organising an expert electronic mail deal with that we forwarded to all of the membership members. An electronic mail deal with that features your area identify offers you immediate credibility!
Subsequent, we needed to join the brand new area identify to an internet site for the didge membership. Steve was tickled that he may use a DIY website builder — GoDaddy’s GoCentral — to create a contemporary web site, no technical expertise required.
Two hours in the past, Steve didn’t even know methods to get a free area. Now, he has plans for a fantastic web site for his didgeridoo membership (or is that didjeridoo membership?) that’s linked to his area. That’s what I name music to his ears.
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