How to register a free domain and add more domains

We value you as a customer and want you to be a part of the HostPapa family for years to come! Therefore, HostPapa is pleased to offer our clients a free domain registration when signing up for a minimum one-year term as part of our web hosting packages. In this article, we’ll show you how to register a free domain and add more domains with HostPapa.

The free domain registration offer is valid with all shared hosting plans – a minimum of 1 year’s service is required. This offer is valid for new HostPapa customers who purchase a shared web hosting service and existing customers who purchase an additional hosting plan.

How to register a free domain

You can acquire a new domain by selecting I need a domain name on Step 2 of our order form.

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Once you choose this domain, it will become your primary domain on your HostPapa hosting plan.

How to transfer your existing domain

If you have an existing domain that you would like to use with your HostPapa shared web hosting service, this domain can be part of our free domain registration promotion. Simply select I already own a domain name on Step 2 of our order form, fill in the domain name, and ensure that I want to transfer my existing domain name to HostPapa is selected.

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How to purchase an additional domain

You may purchase additional domains through HostPapa for a nominal fee at any time through your Dashboard. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your HostPapa dashboard.
  2. Click on My Domains.
  3. Click on Register New Domain.
  4. Fill out the secure form and click Continue.

Important things to note 

This domain name will be eligible for the free domain registration promotion if you transfer the domain to HostPapa’s domain registrar service and if you purchase an annual shared hosting plan. You will be required to follow the steps of transferring your domain to HostPapa’s registrar partner, as this is the only way HostPapa will be able to renew that domain on your behalf. For additional information about transferring your existing domain, check out this Knowledge Base article

The free domain registration covers only the first year of registration with HostPapa. After the first year has passed, it will be the customer’s responsibility to pay the required renewal fee.

Domain names are separate purchases from HostPapa web hosting services, and have annual renewal charges.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure their domain names are renewed. Please note the expiry date of your domain(s) and ensure that they do not expire.

When transferring a domain, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that HostPapa becomes the registrar of record. HostPapa will have no way to renew your domain if it is still registered with a different domain registrar. Please keep in mind that just because your web hosting account is active with HostPapa, it does not necessarily mean that the domain has been transferred to our service. Purchasing web hosting and domain registration are two separate processes.

You are only eligible for one free domain registration. This domain must be either a new domain or a transferring domain.

Premium domains are not eligible for free registration.

Please make sure you are aware of the Terms of Service applicable to different TLDs.

If you need help with your HostPapa account, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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