I did find a site that is giving one free domain away per business.
You have to call them by phone. Tell the rep you just want the domain name
(unless you want to try their other services).
The rep will take your contact info and send you an email.
The email will have the page link and a password.
Log in and follow the instructions to register your domain name.
Just before posting this , I did register a domain name to test it.
I called and spoke with a Sales Rep.
I asked why and how long they have been offering this and how long it will be available.
He said it's a new offering and they are doing it to promote their Hosting
and Traffic Generating programs but that you can get a domain name
without any purchase obligation.
He doesn't know how long it will be offered.
I did register the domain name: SiriusInfo.com
One caution: I asked the rep outright if the domain was truly mine and if I could do whatever I wanted with it including selling it, changing Name Servers,etc.
The rep said "Absolutely".
But that may not be true. There is no where on the site to log in to your account and change your Password or do anything else.
I called back and spoke to one of the Tech guys. He said the domain is actually registered in "their" name and I would have to go thru them to "point" the domain somewhere else. Otherwise it will be "parked" with them.
I then told him what the rep had said and that their advertising was mis-leading and they have to be responsible for what their reps tell
the public. I also told him I want to be listed as the Administrator.
And that I would never have registered this domain I consider very valuable under those circumstances.
Since the domain was just registered and hasn't propogated thruout the Internet yet (24 to 48 hours) ,the Tech guy can't access anything yet so I have to call him back. I will insist I be listed as Admin.
You can do a Who-Is search in a few days and see if I (Patrick McDermott) am listed as Admin
If you really want a free domain ,here are the contact details:
"Let us help get your business started online with a Free Domain Name!
No Purchase Necessary!
Call to Activate - 1-866-814-4080"
You can also get a domain in YOUR name for just $3.99 with full access
and control. I buy one domain almost every week which is the limit.
Available at: Domains Are Free (Globat).
(My note: almost free at $3.99)
"Domain registrar offering domains for $3.99 and help for novices to Web site hosting and building".