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  • Free domain with IONOS plans
  • Simple registration for efficient website building
  • Choose from .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online
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Free domain registration and hosting

Getting a domain is the starting point for every online project. That's why you'll receive an included free domain with the majority of our paid products. Discover our 4 popular plans.

Host your domain

Making sure that your website is always online requires professional Web Hosting Services. IONOS Linux or Windows Web Hosting package feature high performance and can easily support all of the technical requirements of your website, along with double security thanks to our two European data centres.

  • 1 Free domain for 1 year
  • Best for 1 website
  • 100 GB storage
  • 25 databases (1 GB SSD)
  • 1 email account
  • Scalable performance
  • 24/7 expert support
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Create a website and domain

If you're looking at creating a website using an easy-to-use drag and drop website builder, then a MyWebsite plan is the right choice for you.

All plans come with a free domain and email account, stunning templates optimized for mobile devices, and built-in tools that will help you reach the right audience.

Among other features, the product allows you to offer your site in multiple languages, and helps you keep in touch with your visitors through customer review widgets.

  • 1 Free domain for 1 year
  • Includes templates
  • Email account
  • Social media widgets
  • 24/7 expert support
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Set up an email address

Having the right domain address is key when it comes to communicating via email. An email address such as:,

will leave potential customers with the impression that you mean business, especially when compared to competitors with addresses like:

All our email plans come with a free domain bundled in.

Package example: Mail Basic

  • 1 Free domain
  • Ad-free email
  • Spam filter
  • Webmail
  • Synchronized on all devices
  • 24/7 expert support
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WordPress Corporate Website; WordPress Business Template
WordPress Blog; Blog Template
WordPress picture gallery; Photography template
WordPress Podcast Website; Podcast template
Use Managed WordPress hosting

The benefits of a free website platform only extend to a point and will leave those dreaming of launching a travel blogging career, for instance, needing more.

The same can be said for those who use social media to promote their brand. It's vital that your audience is sent to a memorable address for any additional info or further interaction.

IONOS Managed WordPress includes a free domain, making it the ideal solution for the problems above. Security updates are also automatically taken care of, meaning you can concentrate on traveling the world doing research for your blog.

Package example: Essential

  • 1 Free domain for 1 year
  • 1 managed WordPress website
  • 25 GB SSD storage
  • 2 x 1 GB MySQL database
  • 10 email accounts
  • 24/7 expert support
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Frequently asked questions


Every website has a specific name to identify it on the World Wide Web. Like your home address, it consists of different parts. The domain name has to be unique and lead to only one specific website. That is why you have to check first if your desired domain name is free and not already claimed. Any web address begins with „www".

This is an abbreviation for World Wide Web and is the gateway to the internet. Nowadays, domain names do not necessarily have to have a „www" in front because web browsers will recognize it automatically. The next part, the Second Level, is the most important recognition factor – the domain name. Think of a domain name that best reflects the content and subject of your website! The last part is the Top Level Domain, and it can be generic (.net, .com, .org) or geographic (.us, .ca, etc.).

The TLD gives your website a special designation on the web. You can only register a free domain name that has not already been claimed. To check if your desired domain name is available, use the IONOS domain checker.

There are of course free domain options available from many service providers, and likewise you can certainly register free domain names with IONOS. However, it should be mentioned that there are usually no free options for .com domain registration, regardless of registrar. As a general rule, getting a .com domain name free is not possible because they are in exceptionally high demand. Because .com domains are the most commonly used gTLD, there is not an infinite amount of them still available. It ultimately comes down to an issue of supply and demand: .com free domain name registration is usually not possible simply because there aren't enough unregistered .com domains to be able to offer a .com domain for free.

That being said, with IONOS web hosting packages, you will always receive one free domain. You can absolutely register a .com domain for free when signing up for your IONOS hosting package. So, in this sense, yes IONOS does offer a .com domain free with each hosting package, if that is the domain extension that you choose to go with for your free domain option.

Because we've integrated the domain extensions into our plans and packages, you can get these same FREE domains included atno extra cost. Here's a list of extensions that are available as complimentary add-on domain names:

If you have registered a free domain name with IONOS, there will be a charge for the second year of the contract. The exact costs for the second year will be displayed in your final shopping cart.

Do you want to find a great free domain name for your site? Our domain checker help you to find one. You can check the domain names which will attracts your website to people surfing the net. Your idea for a domain name should be clear and catchy, when you use the IONOS domain checker. This will make your site easily identifiable and people will come back again and again. With the domain check you will find a good free domain name for your successful website.

It is quick and easy. If you have found a suitable domain name, enter your preferred name into the IONOS domain checker. The tool will immediately check whether your desired domain name is free or not. That's all. But, don't forget – hurry up to get your desired domain before someone else does, because you aren't the only one searching for the perfect domain name.

Why choose our plans?

To reduce our CO₂ and to help do our part in the battle against climate change, IONOS utilizes energy from renewable sources wherever possible.

Minimizing CO₂

Green energy whenever and wherever

In Germany and the UK, 100% of the electricity used in our data centers and administrative buildings comes from renewable sources.

At the rest of our locations worldwide, energy is either sourced from renewable sources, offset through certificates, or both. As soon as renewable energy becomes available, we purchase it from the respective supplier.

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