This web hosting company will give you a free domain name

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Hostinger Single Shared Hosting - $2.99/mo for 12 months (opens in new tab)

Hostinger Single Shared Hosting - $2.99/mo for 12 months (opens in new tab)
(£2.99/roughly AU$4.00)
Hostinger has slashed the price of all its web hosting plans by up to 90% - and they all come with a free domain name to boot. The deal won't last long, so check it out.

Popular web hosting (opens in new tab) company Hostinger (opens in new tab) is currently holding a summer sale with one particularly special element: a free domain name with Business and Premium plans that last longer than 12 months.

The obvious catch is that the domain name is leased to you for the first year only, after which you'll need to extend the subscription (at a higher price) or give it up (and risk having to deal with a domain squatter).

The cheapest plan will cost you $2.99/month (or £2.99/roughly AU$4.00) for a 12-month subscription, but only $1.39/month for a four-year contract. The total cost of ownership jumps from $35.88 to $66.72 (a little bit less than a half), but that's not a lot for an additional three years' worth of service.

Other than the free domain name (which can be worth up to $67 per year), there’s a free lifetime SSL certificate (opens in new tab) up for grabs and you can also add DDoS protection (opens in new tab) (and a CDN (opens in new tab)) for as little as $9.95 courtesy of CloudFlare (opens in new tab).

Sure, it’s no dedicated hosting (opens in new tab) but Hostinger’s single shared hosting (opens in new tab) plan still allows you to create a website with 100GB bandwidth and 30GB of storage (although you’re likely to get an email if you try to upload several gigabytes of content in one go). There’s also a couple of MySQL databases, a pair of subdomains and one FTP account.

Bear in mind, the deal is not available for Hostinger's online store (opens in new tab) or website builder (opens in new tab) offerings.

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Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.