One of Dreamhost.com's special features is that we give you one FREE registration every year when you have a shared web hosting plan with us.
What does this mean?
When you sign up for a hosting plan or renew your hosting plan you will receive 1 registration credit for free, you can use this registration credit to register a new name, renew an existing name here with us, or transfer it to us which will also add on an additional year from the existing expiration date, so you wont have to pay every year for one of your names like you do at other hosting companies.
How does it work?
Every 11 months you receive a Registration credit that can be used to renew, register, or transfer a registration to us. The First registration you choose or transfer to us will be free when you sign up for a hosting plan and will start the clock on when you will receive the next registration credit
How can I tell if I have a free Registration Credit
You just need to login to your Web Panel and go to the Registrations page if the renewal prices are $0.00 this means that you have a free registration credit available. So if it shows you $9.95 for a renewal then this means that you have either already used up your free registration credit or have not yet received it.
If you do not have any registration that show up on the registration page this means that you have no registration with us there for you have not used up our free registration credit so you can use it.
Anything else I should know?
Yes, if you renew your registration using the free registration credit but then close your hosting plan before the year is up, you will be responsible for the registration cost of the registration your renewed, registered, or transfered, usually this amount will be deducted from your refund. You will also continue to own the name until it expires.
Will I own the free registration or will Dreamhost.com
You will be the full owner of the registration you use the free registration credit credit on, we basically just give your account a $9.95 credit every year
Can I use the credit for other services?
If registration is at another company, can I renew it at that other company for free?
No, you can only use the free registration credit on names that are registered here, you can always transfer it to us for free.
What type of registrations can I use the free registration credit on?
Being that the registration has to be registered here with us it can only be a .tld that we support (.com .net .org .info)
If I used the free registration on the wrong name can I change this?
Yes, but there should be no reason to since you have to pay for the 2nd registration regardless and once the registration is renewed, even if it was renewed by accident it can not be returned so the charge still stands. But we understand that some of our customers are resellers and have a reason to want to fix this so we have no issue doing this, You can contact us if you need help with this.
Can I use my free registration credit while during my trial period?
Unfortunately, no. You'll want to check out our Free Trial and Domain Registration Deposit for more information.