Domains always cost someone, whether it’s the central registry, the registrar, or the customer, there is almost always a cost for all of these parties with the registration of a new domain. Usually free domains are immediately guessed to have the .ga, .gq, .tk, .ml, or .cf, TLD, but what if I told you that you could get a TLD such as .co, .tech, .study, .biz, .courses, .us, .tel, .design, .club, .compare, or .select completely free for a year as many as 52 times per year as well?
If a domain is free, it’s still being paid for by someone somewhere. This is where hackathons come into this! Almost every hackathon you ever compete in will have a domain sponsor, this could be GoDaddy Registry, Domain.com, Verisign or any other licensed domain registrar. In most hackathons at least one registrar will be offering a free domain for use in your hackathon project. Hackathon organisations such as MLH
host a hackathon every weekend and with 52 weeks in a year that means 52 opportunities to get a free domain!