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  Post #1 (permalink)   05-14-2008, 06:26 PM
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Believe it or not, but there are actually a few free web hosts out there that will even include a free domain name with your package.

Granted, they do have some limitations on being accepted, such as how some of the hosts say that you will need to log into your web site at least once every week or month, and possibly some other things.

Also some of them will only offer a less desirable domain name such as .info, but it still is pretty nice!

Anyone else heard about these?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   05-14-2008, 06:56 PM
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No-do you have examples of sites like that? The only ones that I know of are sub-domains of the main site domain, and that has never been particularly desirable to me.
 
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   05-14-2008, 08:38 PM
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The only free web hosts that I have ever seen are the ones that offer free hosting with a subdomain like AbbieRose said. So, no I have never heard of this, which type of sites offer this?
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   05-15-2008, 12:56 AM
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I can't say I've ever seen any free hosts that offer a free domain thats not a sub directory myself. granted I've been looking more at hosting thats not free, but perhaps if I can find one to tie up a .info for free I will look harder.
 
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   05-15-2008, 04:35 AM
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.info domains can be quite cheap. A free host may place a bet that on average they'll be making at least $2 per user, and thus make a profit at the end of the year. There's competition even in the realm of free hosting, and this may very well be seen as a small added cost to acquire a user.

Can you give us examples of such hosts? I'm rather curious myself.
 
 
 


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.info domains can be quite cheap. A free host may place a bet that on average they'll be making at least $2 per user, and thus make a profit at the end of the year. There's competition even in the realm of free hosting, and this may very well be seen as a small added cost to acquire a user.

Can you give us examples of such hosts? I'm rather curious myself.
Agreed. It's a gamble for the host even at $2 per year. If they require ads on the site it's going to take traffic to produce. No one's in business to loose money.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   05-15-2008, 02:57 PM
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Microsoft provides free domain name as well as hosting.
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Microsoft provides free domain name as well as hosting.
Do you have a link to these free services?
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Just go look for Microsoft Office Live.
But you don't have advanced features under their hosting, just plain WYSIWYG editor.
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Here is one of the hosts http://www.agilityhoster.com/

Granted, they do offer paid plans as well, but their free plan includes a free domain of your choosing as well.

I read some reviews on this host, and they are supposed to be quite good, but I have yet to try them myself.

There are a number of other hosts like this, but I will have to find them again.

Never heard about the Microsoft thing.
 
 
 


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Here is one of the hosts http://www.agilityhoster.com/
Actually, the domains are not free for free hosting users.
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AgilityHoster.com offers domains at the price of $19.95/year for all customers on FREE plan! Alternatively you can get free domain name with some of the paid plans we offer.
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ldcdc thanks for saving me the leg work-I really find it hard to believe that this could be true! I believe on the whole that the costs are too high for registering a domain name for a company to give you both the hosting and the domain for free. With a start up domain, as has been said there won't be the traffic to get the advertisers in, to cover these expenses. It's just not going to happen.
 
 
 


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Maybe its possible these places are pawning off "free domain" as really "free sub domain"? Those are the only types I have seen with something similar to this.
 
 
 


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Actually, the domains are not free for free hosting users.
http://www.agilityhoster.com/cheap_domain_names.html
I apologize for that then, because a free hosting directory made it sound like the free domain name was being offered.

Either way, I am pretty sure that there are a few other hosts to claim free domains for free hosts...but I will have to look into that again.

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I've never heard of this being offered.

A free sub-domain yes, free domain, no.
 
 
 
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