There are many people and students searching for free domain for their projects, blogs and companies. .np ccTLD domain is completely free which is provided by Mercantile Communication aiming to expand IT field in Nepal.
Anyone in Nepal can get free domain name but one must verify that he/she is Nepali citizen.
Getting domain name only does not makes a complete website. It must 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. To host your domain name for free read How to Host a Domain Name for Free.
How to register free domain name
1. Create a account on register.com.np
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 in your citizenship.
2. Login and search for domain name
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 another domain name.
3. Fill your details
You again need to fill a form to give complete details about person to whom the domain name belongs to. These details should match to your citizenship or passports. Incorrect information may cause delay in registration process or request may be rejected. So fill the required section carefully with your original details.
4. Add Nameservers
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 article. These nameservers can be changed anytime by logging in your account you created just now.
5. Upload a coverletter and 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 sides 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. If you need more compression you can try save for web option in Photoshop.
* Replace name, email, mobile number, date and domain name with yours.
6. Wait for domain verification
After that your domain name will be in pending list to be reviewed by staffs. Don’t forget to confirm any confirmation 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.
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