How to Get a Free Non-Profit Domain Name
By Colleen Larson
As reported at Free Management Library, "The word 'nonprofit' refers to a type of business--one which is organized under rules that forbid the distribution of profits to owners." Since the owners of these businesses are not making profits from the business, these owners benefit from donations and volunteer opportunities that don't require an investment. Obtaining a non-profit domain name is an example of a donation that benefits non-profit organizations, such as religious, educational or government organizations. Some Web services offer domain names at a discounted price. However, there are others who offer domain names for free.
Locate a service that specializes in non-profit domain names. Continue with your search until you find one that offers free services as opposed to discounted services. For help with your search, refer to the Resources section.
Supply all pertinent information to get started. For example, in addition to your organization name and the year your organization was founded, you must know your mission statement, budget and primary contact person.
Give proof of your 501(c)(3) status, if asked. This is a code designated by the Internal Revenue Code that shows that your organization is non-profit.
- Some services that offer a free non-profit domain name also offer other services, such as Web design and search engine optimization.
Colleen Larson is a full-time freelance writer based in Chicago. She has ghostwritten for a variety of clients, and articles under her own name have appeared at Spinner, Asylum, Moviefone and MadeMan, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Barat College.