Several users have asked whether its makes sense to purchase a domain name separately or get it free with the purchase of a web hosting plan; Nearly every web hosting provider will offer a free domain with the purchase of a web hosting plan.
Most of the time, we suggest you purchase a web hosting plan and get the domain name for free, as a domain on its own is not very useful. Generally when you purchase a domain name, you are also planning to start a web site (which requires a web hosting plan),so you may as well take advantage of the special domain and hosting offers at the time of purchase.
Unfortunately, if you purchase a domain and then decide to get web hosting later, the pricing will be much more expensive. However, there are a few instances where you might just buy the domain name only:
- You do not plan to set up a web site for 6-12 months.
- You already own a server and can host the domain on your own.
- You are speculating on the domain and never plan to have a website.
Otherwise,we would suggest that if you are buying a domain name, and plan to have
a website soon after, you should go ahead and take advantage of the special pricing offers because it will cost you much more, at a later time.
Many web hosting providers offer their best discounts for both domain and web hosting at the time when you initially purchase your domain name. Please use the link below to find coupons and discount codes for domain name and web hosting plans: