If you are a beginner blogger, by this time you know that you have to get a domain name and a hosting account to start a website.The next thing that comes to your mind is how to get a free domain name and hosting account.In this post let us discuss why we should not register a free domain name.
Free is not free
If something is too good to be true then it really is, believe me you cannot get something for nothing.
Most of the domains which you get for free will be valid only for 12 months after that you have to renew the domain for a high fee.
If you don’t renew your domain within the given time period then there is a high chance of your domain getting terminated.
Why go for a free domain name when you can register a premium domain for just 1 cent ($0.01) using this coupon Hostgator 1 Cent Coupon.
Poor Search Engine Ranking
One of the most important factor to be successful in your online venture is high search engine ranking with good domain authority.But, with free domain it is practically impossible to rank high in different search engines.
Lack of good ranking in search engine leads to poor website traffic.Without website traffic there is no point starting your website.
Getting Adsense Approval
Unless you are using blogger powered by google, it is very difficult to get approved for adsense with a free domain name.
Most of the free domain providers will not allow adsense in your website unless you get their premium account.
Lot of websites even with a premium domain are highly prone to being hacked, now imagine how insecure a website or blog will be with a free domain name.
Website running with a free domain name are a frequent targets for hackers.If you are taking your website security seriously then don’t opt for a free domain name.
This is another important reason why you should not choose a free domain name.Most of the times the free domains you get will be a sub-domain or with a cctld extensions like .tk, .ml, .ga…etc.
There is a high chance of your domain being registered in the .com version, which could lead to trademark issues.
Poor cctld extensions
This is the last and one of the major reason to not to get a free domain.Almost always the free domain you get would be a sub-domain or a domain with a cctld extensions like .tk, .ml, .ga…etc.
The problem with these extensions are they are country specific extensions for example .tk represents Tokelau (a country in southspecific).
A country specific extensions are best used only for that country.It is totally irrational to use a .tk domain extension for a website based on UK or USA or India or any other country for that matter.
If we had missed any points, let us know in the comment section below.