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HostGator Free Domain Offer

HostGator is now offering one (1) free domain registration with newly purchased Cloud, Shared, and Optimized WordPress hosting plans.

How To Get A Free Domain

Once you've decided on the Cloud, Shared, or Optimized WordPress hosting plan that fits your needs the best, choose a billing cycle of 12 months or more, and then select any available domain name ending in .com, .org, or .net and it will be yours, for FREE for the first year!

Already have a domain you want to use? Check out our guide on requesting your Free Domain Transfer.
Need help deciding on the perfect domain name? Watch our webinar on How to Get & Protect Your Perfect Domain Name.

Common Questions

Can I get any domain I want for free?
While you can register a variety of top level domains (TLDs), only domains ending in .com, .org, and .net are eligible for this promotion.

What package types are eligible for a free domain?
All newly purchased Shared, Cloud, and Optimized WordPress hosting packages on a 12, 24, or 36-month renewal cycle.

Is this offer only for new customers?
Nope! Existing customers can also take advantage of this promotion if an additional hosting package is purchased. It cannot be used to renew an existing domain registration or for migrating an existing hosting package. Please see this article on Adding A New Package.

Can I change my billing cycle on an existing package to get the free domain?
No, only a new package purchase is eligible.

What happens if I cancel my hosting package?
You will be refunded the price you paid for the hosting package, minus $17.99 (+ any applicable taxes) for the domain. The domain will continue to be active for one year from the date of registration and will remain with the current domain registrant.

Can I transfer my free domain during the first year?
Absolutely! However, due to ICANN rules, you can not transfer a domain until the domain has been registered for 60 days, but after that window, you are free to transfer the domain to a host of your choosing.

If you still have questions regarding the free domain, please feel free to contact us via phone or Live Chat.