How to open free Dotster or Domain.com account
Now that Dotster, Domain.com, 000domains.com and others
are owned by EIG, the emphasis is on Hosting services.
Now in order to open a new account, you have to sign
up for a hosting plan or buy a domain. However, I am
told you can call them and they'll set it up for you
without purchase required. However if you want to do
it online, this is how to do it:
1. Go to www.Domain.com or www.Dotster.com and
click on "Account Login" at the top, and then
"Sign up now" on the following page.
2. Select a hosting plan (any one, you're going
to remove it anyways) and then on the popup say
"No" to "Are you already a customer".
3. Fill in a domain to register. You aren't going
to register this domain, but creatively think of
something available because your account name will be this
domain name. For instance, type in Juliesnames.com
and then click "Search" (your account will be called
"Juliesnamescom" for the username).
4. Uncheck privacy and click "Add to cart" on the
5. On the popup, click "Create New"
6. Click continue
7. Click on the trash can next to the hosting plan,
the domain name, and domain privacy. Now it
should just say "Free domain services". Fill in
your name, address, phone, and click "credit card"
and enter a credit card number. I just use a
Visa prepaid card with nothing on it. You won't be
charged anyway because once you get in your account
you are going to make this account a parking account.
8. You will be sent the email containing the link
to set the password. Set your password. Write
your account name and password down.
9. Log in your account and click on the Home icon
at the top left, and go down to Account Information
and click on the "Account Renewal" icon. On this
page, select the radio button in the middle which
is to downgrade to the parking account. This is assuming
you are not getting hosting. This way you won't be