Many are asking me how to get a premium domain for free. So I thought to shout a post on that. It is not a trick actually, but a give away from the hands of the popular open source repository website GitHub particularly for Students.
Why Everyone is Going for a Premium Domain?
Normally a blogger get a free blogspot.com domain, a wordpresser get a free wordpress.com domain. Similarly there are many free hosting sites like webs.com, 000webhost.com, my3gb.com etc. The main reason for a blogger to skip to a premium domain is to make the web address more professional.
Another reason a blogger will say is that, a blogspot domain needs 6 months to get it approved for adsense, so he shifts to a premium domain. When it comes to free hosting sites, the problem is that the site will be down for most of the time when some 100 people access the website at the same time. Also the web domains provided by these kind of free web hosting websites looks less professional.
In this tutorial, I will teach you on how to get a premium domain for free. Actually this trick would not only get you a premium domain , but also the following stuffs.
1. Atom Text Editor
Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.
2. AWS Cloud Access and Free Training and Collaboration resources
Install cloud applications in a single click
Crowdsourcing and data enrichment platform
Simple cloud hosting, built for developers
Simple DNS management with one-click services and a robust API
Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management
Live programming help available 24/7
9. Microsoft Azure
A suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools, including the Visual Studio IDE
Affordable registration, hosting, and domain management
One year domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally $18.99/year)
One year SSL certificate (normally $9/year)
A complete database portfolio that includes search, time-series events, geolocation and graph queries through an API.
Email infrastructure as a service
Web and mobile payments, built for developers
14. Travis CI
Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects
Enroll in a Nanodegree program, and launch your career in Web and Mobile Development, Machine Learning, Data Science, and more.
16. Unreal Engine
A complete suite of game development tools for PC, console, mobile, web and VR.
How to Get All these Stuffs for Free
Step By Step Guide
1. Go to https://github.com
Pick up a username, enter your email address, password and click on Sign Up For GitHub.
2. You will see a GitHub welcome page asking for choosing your plan.
Choose your personal plan as Unlimited public repositories for free.
Click on Continue.
3. You will reach the GitHub customization page.
Fill out the form with your experience, your plan to use GitHub for, what is you and your interests.[post_ads]
Click on Submit.
You will reach the GitHub dashboard.
4. Now navigate to https://education.github.com
Click on Get the pack. You will get a student developer pack page as in the screenshot.
Click on Get Your Pack.
5. Confirm that you are a student. Click on Yes, I am a Student.
6. It will take you to enter personal details page.
Enter your personal details (If you does not verify your email address do it first!)
Choose I don’t have a school-issued email address. And upload your Identity Card (Degree or Diploma) . Enter other details.
7. Click on Submit.
You will get a message like this.
You have completed all the steps required. Now you just have to wait 2 days for their confirmation message. Follow their instructions in the mail. That’s it! You will own a GitHub student developer pack by then.
Shout your doubts in comments!