How To Qualify For Hostwinds Free Domain

A free domain is available to Hostwinds clients who purchase new shared and/or business hosting services for one year or longer. This can be done from the order page and include any domain that Hostwinds supports. See all of the available types of domains from the domain registration page here. The domain name must be equal to or less than $25.  The following steps will walk you through how to purchase a new web hosting account and register a new domain name.


For more information about our shared and/or business hosting services please review the following:

Shared Hosting Overview

Business Hosting Overview

What is the Difference Between Shared and Business Hosting?


Step 1:  Find the shared or business shared service you are interested in and click on Get Hosted.


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Step 2:  On the check-out screen, find the Domain section and type the domain you would like to check availability for.  When ready, click on Select Domain.


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Step 3:  If you find that the domain name you would like is available, the domain name will appear green with a add to cart button below.  Select the add to cart to add the free domain to your checkout order.


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Selecting the add to cart will add the free domain to your order and change the the message to a confirmation that the domain has been added to your cart.  Click the remove link afterwards will remove the domain from your cart and your total, and the add to cart button will show again.


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Step 4:  Confirm the domain is part of your entire purchase order prior to checkout by scrolling to the very bottom of the checkout screen.  You should see the amount as $0.00 if the domain to be registered was available and less the $25.


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What If The Registered Domain Is More Than $25?

If the domain to be registered is more than $25, the full payment as advertised will be required.  There is no discounted or pro-rated price for any domains more expensive than $25.


Am I Limited To Only One Domain?

Each new shared and/or business shared plan is limited to 1 free domain name registration, provided the shared and/or business hosting is purchased for a year or longer. 


How Long Is My Free Domain Name Registration Good For?

The free domain is included with your web hosting service at no extra charge for the first year.  At the end of the first year, the domain renewal fee will be due at the standard rate in order to keep the currently registered domain.



  • One free domain is available upon purchasing any of Hostwinds shared web hosting and/or business web hosting services for a year or longer. Any Billing Cycle that is chosen during the checkout process that is less than a year will NOT include the free domain.
  • The free domain must be $25 or less to qualify.  Anything higher will require full payment of the domain name registration fee.
  • The free domain is only free for the first year. The domain’s renewal charge at the end of the first year will be required in order to keep the domain under your name.


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