HostPapa free domain name registration

Your HostPapa web hosting package includes free domain name registration. We’ll register a domain name for you and pay for it for the first year while you have a web hosting account with HostPapa. 

When the first year elapses, you’ll be billed annually for the domain name. If you register a free domain but cancel your HostPapa account, a non-refundable domain fee (the regular domain price) will be applied. 

Please note that additional or “addon” domains registered on your account are not part of the free domain registration offer. There is no fee for releasing additional domain names. To learn more about addon domains, check out our Knowledge Base article.

Please see below for a list of all of the domains available for free registration and the terms and conditions that apply.

Domains available for free domain name registration

TLD sold with a hosting service Free? Conditions and Requirements
Generic TLDs (gTLD)
.biz
.blog
.cloud
.club
.com
.info
.name The .NAME namespace is the only generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) authorized exclusively for private individuals. It allows domain registrations on the second and third domain levels.

Second level .NAME registrations allow Registrants to register domains like johnsmith.name. Third level registrations allow Registrants to register domains like john.smith.name.

Eligibility
Any person can register his or her own personal name. A parent may register the personal name of his or her child, provided that the registration is in the name of the child. The same applies to names given as gifts. All registrations must remain in the name of the rightful owner of the domain. Any individual or entity can register a personal name of a fictional character if that individual or entity has trade or service mark rights to that name.

Registrants can add numeric characters to the beginning or end of a personal name to differentiate it from other personal names. For instance, if john.smith.name is already registered, an eligible registrant may opt to purchase john5.smith.name or john.smith5.name.

.net
.online
.org
.photo X* *Free with ProPhoto WordPress plans
.site
.tech
.website
.xyz
Country Code TLDs (ccTLD)
Australia
.asn.au Requires valid ABN number for registration and transfer.
.com.au
.net.au
.org.au
.id.au
Canada
.ca ✔* Requires local Canadian presence for registration.
*Free on hostpapa.ca and hostpapa.com
European Union
.be ✔* *Free on hostpapa.eu
.de If the registrant is not located in Germany, they must be able to provide an authorized contact, located in Germany, who can receive official or court documents on their behalf. This must be provided to the registry within two weeks upon request.
.es Individuals and legal entities and organizations without legal entities with ties to Spain may apply for any “.es” domain.

Ties to Spain
According to the Public Business Entity Red.es “interests” or “ties to Spain” to include the following situations, among others:- Individuals or legal entities established in Spain
– Individuals or legal entities who wish to aim all or part of their services at the Spanish market
– Individuals or legal entities who wish to provide information, services and/or products that are culturally, historically or socially linked with Spain

.eu ✔* The .EU Registry maintains the following list of General Eligibility requirements, one of which must be met in order to qualify to register an .EU domain:

– an undertaking having its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, or
– an organization established within the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein without prejudice to the application of national law, or
– a natural person resident within the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
*Free on hostpapa.eu

.fr When you place an order for a .FR domain name, you must provide some additional information to satisfy the regional presence requirements of the .FR registry.

Individual registrants must be a resident of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Organization registrants must be located in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

.ie ✔* Ireland presence required for registration/transfer

*Free only on hostpapa.eu

.nl All .nl registrants whose addresses are outside the Netherlands automatically use our address as a ‘domicile address’. That’s an address where a bailiff can formally deliver official documents (e.g. a summons) to the registrant. The address is: registrant XYZ, C/o SIDN, Meander 501, 6825 MD, Arnhem, The Netherlands. We forward any official documents that are formally delivered to the registrant at our address, but we don’t forward other mail.
Hong Kong
.hk X
.com.hk X
India
.in
.co.in ✔* *Free only on hostpapa.in
.firm.in X
.gen.in X
.ind.in X
.net.in ✔* *Free only on hostpapa.in
.org.in X
México
.mx X
.com.mx ✔* *Free only on hostpapa.mx
New Zealand
.co.nz ✔* *Free only on hostpapa.co.nz.
.net.nz
.org.nz
.nz
Singapore
.sg X Requires Singapore presence for individual registrants.
.com.sg X Requires Singapore presence for company registrants.
United Kingdom
.uk ✔* *Minimum hosting plan length is 1 year if this domain is primary
Free on UK brand only
Residency requirements
The .UK Registry has some specific residency requirements for registering second level (.UK) domains; however, anyone can register the following third-level domains, regardless of where they live:.CO.UK, .ME.UK
Second level .UK domain name requirements:
Owner contact: The owner’s country/territory has to be one of GB (Great Britain), GG (Guernsey), JE (Jersey), IM (Isle of Man). If the owner is not from one of those 4 territories, then you must provide an Address of Service in the Admin contact and that address must be from GB, GG, JE, or IM.
Note: Address of service is the address given to a court by a party to an action, for delivery of associated writs, summons and other legal documents. Deliveries of documents made at this address are assumed to have been delivered to the addressed party.
PO Boxes are not acceptable in the address.
.co.uk
.me.uk
.org.uk
United States
.us Any U.S. citizen or resident, as well as any business or organization, including federal, state, and local government with a bona fide presence in the United States can register a .US domain name. One of the following three eligibility requirements must be met:

– A natural person (i) who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories or (ii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions, or
– Any entity or organization that is incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or (ii) organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, or any of its possessions or territories, or
– An entity or organization (including federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States.

Others
.co X Colombia ccTLD.
No special requirements
.com.co
.net.co
.nom.co
.me X .ME is the country code TLD for Montenegro.
However, Montenegro has made its namespace available to any interested registrants, regardless of residency.
.tv X .TV is the country code TLD for Tuvalu. Tuvalu has made its namespace available to any interested registrants, regardless of residency; you do not have to be a Tuvalu resident or business operator to register a .TV domain.

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