How to use Free Domain Renewal offer from HostGator

We have already shared Hostgator review and we all know it’s one of the top shared webhosting company for WordPress. On our other Make Money online blog, we shared about how you can go ahead with Free WordPress migration via Hostgator. Now here I’m sharing one quick tip which will save your another $10-$15 for domain renewal.

Hostgator offer free domain transfer service for your primary domain name. So when you sign up for Hostgator with primary domain hosted elsewhere (Godaddy, ShoutMydomain, Namecheap), you can transfer it to Hostgator for free and this will also include one year free renewal of your domain.

Though I don’t prefer to keep my domain with Hostgator because at this moment they cost $15/domain but in some days when Hostgator will be launching their domain service, we can always use it as a domain registrar.


For now, wheat I suggest is transfer your domain to Hostgator (Primary domain) and get 1 year free renewal on your domain. When your domain next renewal period will come, transfer it back to old domain registrar. This will be good to save your 10-15$.

FAQ’s about Hostgator free domain renewal service:

  • Domain should be at least 60 days old
  • Should be a primary domain with Hostgator
  • This offer is valid for all TLD’s except few with the high price.
  • Domain should be unlocked
  • Name server should be pointing to Hostgator
  • Email address and info should be updated

Sign up for Hostgator (Discount code: WPHOSTINGDISCOUNT )

Request form for domain migration

I like the idea of saving $10/year with just little tip and if you happen to be like me who have 2-3 shared hosting account with Hostgator, this is a good way to save money.

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3 comments… add one

  • Dan August 18, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Any chance this would work twice? Transfer domain in, transfer out. Create a new account, transfer back in?

  • Sumanth December 29, 2011, 12:35 pm

    I already have my primary domain with hostgator. So can i transfer it to godaddy nd renew for a month and then retransfer to hostgator.. Will i be gettng a 1yr free??? renewal?

  • Nizam Khan November 12, 2013, 3:19 am

    That’s great to know. As said, “money saved is money earned”. Well, if I have my primary domain with Hostgator, so will this methods apples there too? If yes, then how can I do it? Thanks !!!


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