There are many people and students searching for free domain for their projects and personal blogs. .np ccTLD domain is completely free of cost for Nepalese. Mercantile Communication provides it for free to expand the IT field in Nepal. To get free domain name you must have Nepalese Citizenship or other documents that verifies you are Nepali.
Getting domain name does not means you creating a website. It should be hosted in a web server before you can visit your website. In this tutorial only I am going to show is, how to get .com.np free domain name in Nepal. To host your domain name for free read How to Host a Domain Name for Free.
How to register free domain name
Go to register.com.np. Which is Nepal’s official .np Domain Registration site.
Before starting to create a domain name you must read Term and Conditions, Required Documents and list of available and valid domain names first.
Click on User Login to go to login and signup page.
Click on Create user to create a new account.
Fill the form carefully and create account. Details should be same as your citizenship.
After creating account login to your account. You will find a search bar there. Search for available domain name you want to register. The domain name should be an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name of trademark.
If domain name is available register that domain otherwise search for other domain name.
You again need to fill a form to give complete details about person to whom the domain name belongs to. And nameservers details of your hosting provider should be filled also. If you don’t know about your nameserver you probably don’t have web hosting account. So fill ns1.byet.org and ns2.byet.org in primary and secondary nameserver respectively. I will show you how to create and setup web hosting in another post. These nameservers can be changed anytime by logging in your account you created just now.
Fill up other details carefully and should me matching to your citizenship. After filling this form you will need to provide a scanned copy of a cover letter (hand written) and citizenship (or similar document) to verify yourself. Example of a cover letter is given below. Both front and back view of citizenship must be shown in the scanned copy, and the image (scanned copy) should be less than 800 KB. You can also use your camera to get the photos. After that Photoshop the images to get both face in a single image. Also if the file gets greater than 800 KB decrease the pixel of your document. I recommend to use jpeg image format because it is compressed and is smaller in size than other image formats.
After that your domain name will be in pending list to be reviewed by staffs. Don’t forget to confirm any conformation you got in your email. It may take up to 2 working days to activate your domain name. Once activated you will receive a email from them. To host your .com.np domain name for free see How to Host a Domain Name for Free – Free Web Hosting.
Sample Cover Letter
Replace name, email, mobile number, date and domain name with yours.
If you got any problem please comment below.