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Free Domain on Hosting Package

Jeffric Pisuena shared this idea 2 years ago
Planned

I know this is not new, seen so many who are asking this (offering shared hosting products).

I know there is already a feature called Domain and others.

But still not quite a solution.

Example:

>Creating a zero priced domain for domain and others cannot be auto provisioned since client may remove hosting product leaving a free domain for checkout.

>Using the coupon method is also risky, client may remove the domain before checkout having a greatly discounted hosting - still not for auto provisioning

>Add-on (this one I think is the best way) the only problem is, domain as add-on does not have a button for checking availability (for new registration) or transfer

I think the easiest path is in the use of add-on - free domain with domain checker and transfer button upon order.

Comments (9)

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This is almost basic requirement with all current shared hosting offers and it should be implemented as current ways are not very full proof.

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It would be nice to have the option to do free domain or discounted domain with a hosting package

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Offering a free domain is an essential feature that Blesta is missing till now,. Please give it highest priority.

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Hosting/VPS/Dedicated Server plans include one free domain registration, or domain registration transfer, for one year! Simply select a Trems plan and add your domain name during checkout.

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Is the domain typically free for the first term, and then charged after that or is it always free with the hosting? Is it just a 1 year term that is free and the client cannot select other terms? What about TLDs that have a minimum 2 year registration period?

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I've created a task but we need some questions answered before we can proceed. Please see https://dev.blesta.com/browse/CORE-4539 and if you have a response to the questions posed in the task please include them here.

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Thank you for considering it. In my case, it could be a free domain bundled with a shared hosting (free domain recurring with the bundled hosting). But having an option of giving it free for 1 year would be a very nice additional feature too :)

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Do we force only 1 year registrations for the free domain? What about TLDs with min 2 year registrations?

*admin can select what term/s will free domain will be applied (ex. applicable only for orders with annual term or biennial, etc.).

*admin can also set what domain extension/s (tlds) are available as free domain

Is the free domain for the first year or as long as the hosting is active?

*ability to select if it will be applied for 1 billing cycle only and domain will have regular price after OR make it free as long as the product is renewed

How can we tell if the hosting is active?

*i think its possible since, hosting has hostname/domain field, so both can be linked together

If they cancel the hosting, should the domain automatically go back to the normal price?

*yes

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There is one solution that should work for mast cases.

- "Define a Main Package" (ie: domain - example.com)

- "Define a list of "Receiver" packages. (ie: webhosting - micro)

When ordering the"Main" and "Receiver" package at the same time, apply a 100% discount to the "Receiver" package. If the "Main" package gets cancelled, remove the discount at the next renewal date.

Order Flow is similar to "addon-packages" but selection cannot be skipped.