Getting a personal domain

1. Overview

When it comes to getting a personal domain there are two types of domain provider:

Free

Free domain registrars exist but typically with significant limitations or control over your personal domain. You’ll have limited choice of domains if opting to go with a free registrar which doesn’t include any of the most popular or memorable top-level domains (TLD) like .com.

The best option for most will be a paid-for personal domain which you have complete control over and can opt to transfer to another registrar if you want to. There are many domain registrars to choose from so it’s really just a case of comparing costs and packages that might include other things like hosting, SSL certificates and general support if you need help setting one up.

3. Some domain registrars used in the IndieWeb community

4. Next steps


Meet & speak to the community

Connect and participate in the IndieWeb community through our events and online resources. There are a range of meetups and weekend-long events you can attend where we come together to share ideas, help each other work on our own websites and tools.