Domain names generally don’t cost that much anymore, you can easily get a dot com domain for as low as $8, or maybe even lower. So there’s no big need for free domain names. But it can be useful, however, when you want a temporary domain for example. If you’ve built a website for a client and you want to give the client a place to view the latest development builds of the latest version of the new website, for example, then you can use such a domain name. It can be useful to host a blog as well.
Actually, it’s completely up to you if – and how – you want to use such a free domain name, but it can definitely be very useful now and then.
Of course you won’t get a .com, .net or any other premium top level domain name. There are multiple free top level domains (TLD’s), but the TLD that’s most widely used is “.tk”.
To register a free .tk domain, visit the dot.tk website and type in the domain name that you want. If the domain name is not yet in use, you can register the domain name for up to 12 months for free. For this sample, I’m going to register the “freedomaintest.tk” domain name.
You can choose to forward the new domain name to an existing domain name, or you can set DNS records to point the domain name to your server.
If you want to manage your domain name later on, or renew it after the 12 months, you should create a dot.tk account.