Choosing Free Domain or Paid?

Choosing Free Domain or Paid?
Many people used to ask question that if there is an option of making website with free domain then why people purchase a domain. For making a website there are two options that either you should have to choose a free domain or paid domain. It depends on your budget or needs. If you are going to make a website for commercial use then you must have to purchase a domain (with commercial prefixes such as .com, .net etc.) from a registrar by paying amount. Or if you are making a temporary website for the purpose of little bit needs then free domain is suitable.
If you want to make money online then you must have to invest some amount on your website. There is no any successful business without investment. If you have to compete with your competitors then you have to choose paid option because free domains can not compete in the search engine search results. Because search engines often ignore free domains.
I never recommend you to choose a free domain but if it suites your requirements then you need not to waste money on that work which can be done by free way. There is always a risk in free domain or website of removing with out any advance notice. Your free domain or website runs until the main website which is offering such service is remain in the field. If in future the owner of main website fails to renew the domain or web hosting services then due to his alone negligence or failure all sub domains will be terminated. So think more while creating a free website.

Some advantages of paid domain:

  • Paid domains are easy to remember.
  • It is totally of your choice.
  • Search engines give priority to paid domains.
  • It gives a good impression of your website of company. It will be deemed as your company is at good position.
  • You can avail your email at your own domain such as email@yourdomain.com.
  • There is also an option to make sub domains of your main domain.
  • Your own full control on your domain.
  • No forced ads.
  • Full control on look and feel.
  • Looks more professional as compared to free domain's website.
  • Visitors prefer to visit a paid domain instead of free domain.

Examples of paid domain:

www.yourdomain.com
www.yourdomain.net etc

Some disadvantages of free domain:

  • Lengthy name. Because it results in sub domain of the main domain.
  • Forced ads. You can not remove those ads.
  • You have to accept strict terms and conditions of the service provider. And due to this in case of any little mistake your website can be removed with out giving notice to you.
  • You can not make further sub domain because free domains providers do not allow such advanced features.
  • Only given templates for your website.
  • Limited control on your website.
  • No privacy, because the owner of main domain can access your data. He has full control on your domain too.
  • Free domain has low credibility among the visitors.
  • Search engine also ignores free domains.
  • You can not earn more money from free websites.
  • You may not avail email account on your free domain because free domain service providers do not provide such services.
  • Main domain is forcefully added to your free domain.

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