Get free .ME domain name for a year!

Here's a cool offer to get a free .ME domain name for a year!

Gandi.net is providing a free .me domain to the users of Mozilla Thunderbird. All you need is the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird.

Update 2013.1.1 - THIS OFFER IS NOW OVER  !!!

 

 

Update : This offer is now available only in certain countries. If it asks for you to make a payment, then the offer is not available to the users from your country. We are not sure exactly which countries the offer is available to, though. So, just give it a try.

 

 

How to get a free .ME domain for a year?

  • Download the latest full version of Mozilla Thunderbird from here.
  • Install Thunderbird once you download it.
  • Immediately after you launch Thunderbird, you'll be greeted with a screen saying Would you like a new email address? Enter the domain name you'd like to have there.

  • Once you have found the .me domain you like, click on the button saying US $0.00 a year.
  • Click on Buy.

  • It will now ask you to log in to your Gandi.net account. Click on Create an account.

 

  • You will be redirected to a sign up page. Put your correct information on that page and sign up on Gandi.net.
  • On the Submit Your Order page, put a tick mark under List of contracts to be accepted and then click on Submit button.
  • You will be asked to enter password for your mailbox. Enter anything you like. Click on OK.

  • The domain has been registered. You can now close Thunderbird.
  • Check your email  that you had used earlier to sign up on Gandi.net. You should have received an email titled [GANDI] Your Gandi Handle‏. Open up that email to see your Gandi Handle. If you haven't received an email, check your Junk folder.
  • Once logged in, click on your domain name.

  • Click on Modify servers to change the DNS.
That's it. Enjoy a free .me domain for a year!

Note : This offer is only valid until December 31st 2012, and only via Thunderbird, Also, only one .ME domain per person will be offered. If you try to abuse the system, your domain might be deleted and your account blocked.

66 Responses

  1. hemazz November 23, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    i tried it , it's not free :(

  2. Joshua November 24, 2012 / 2:42 am

    It gave me to a page where i would pay $28. this is a scam!

    • Subigya Nepal November 24, 2012 / 5:11 am

      Gandi.net is a reputable company, it doesn't scam people. Did you follow the guide exactly as it is shown here? You have to select .ME domain which says $0.0 per year. The regular fee for registering .Me on Gandi is $24, but that fee is automatically negated to $0 if you do as I have said above.

      • Joshua November 24, 2012 / 12:13 pm

        i did everything until the last drop of the registration. i got different than your pics. my choice has a payment but in your pic, it doesnt have.

        • Subigya Nepal November 24, 2012 / 7:58 pm

          Hi Joshua, I have just learned that they took the offer down due to spam registrations. They said it will be back by Monday. Please try registering the domain on Monday.

          • Joshua November 25, 2012 / 12:10 am

            i'm pretty sure i'm going to love this blog. thanks mister :) yeah i've just live chat with them and they told me they'll be back oon monday because registration spam.

            i'm going to check here more. i would be pleased to see iOS stuff in here. You got like 27/7 support here :D

          • Subigya Nepal November 25, 2012 / 12:05 pm

            Seems like it's working now. Try registering the domain. :)

  3. J4WZ November 28, 2012 / 6:38 am

    well i need to pay £16.74 for .me domain on gandi..

    • Subigya Nepal November 28, 2012 / 9:31 am

      They have put the offer on hold for some days now. It works sometimes, whereas sometimes, it doesn't. So, just try again later; it should work at some point.

  4. J4WZ November 28, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    do you need to register a new account everytime traying?

    • Subigya Nepal November 28, 2012 / 7:21 pm

      No, you don't need to create a new account every time you try. If it shows $0.00 as it shows on the second picture above, just click on BUY and log-in to your existing Gandi.net account.

      PS. It seems like they've limited the offer to certain countries, but they have not mentioned to which countries. (https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2012-11-13/821-thunderbird_.me_and_gandi_too/) I'll let you know if there's any new update. Thank you.

  5. J4WZ November 28, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    but eaven when its have a button that is says $ 0.00 when i click it and login it says 16.45 £..

    • Subigya Nepal November 29, 2012 / 8:07 am

      I'm sorry but they have now limited the offer to certain countries only.

      • Bogdan November 29, 2012 / 9:21 am

        It work with an hide ip, and i said i'm from US, i hope to let me to keep.

        • Subigya Nepal November 29, 2012 / 9:52 am

          So, you mean it worked when you used a US VPN/Proxy? Congrats. :)

          • Bogdan November 29, 2012 / 2:17 pm

            Strange, half an hour ago i have avtivated my domain, and it point to may NS (which i changed), but now returned to: "This domain name has been registered with Gandi.net. It is currently being parked by the owner".

            And was interrupted while i uploaded some files...

            Why?

          • Subigya Nepal November 29, 2012 / 3:24 pm

            Did you try clearing your cache? But, if the file upload was interrupted, it couldn't have been a cache issue either. Login to your account and check the Nameserver details. It is very possible that they could have disabled your account.

          • Bogdan November 29, 2012 / 4:06 pm

            Well, it's back again, and try to upload .

            For @J4WZ , i use "Easy-Hide-IP", and i setup US

        • J4WZ November 29, 2012 / 3:16 pm

          well its not working what VPN/PROXY did you use?

        • J4WZ November 29, 2012 / 5:14 pm

          did you need to create a new account or did it worked with your exsting one?

        • J4WZ November 29, 2012 / 5:24 pm

          i love you its working for me :D

  6. Rehan Khan November 29, 2012 / 10:35 am

    wow it works.. thanks allot :)

  7. J4WZ November 29, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    how do you guys get this working?

  8. J4WZ November 29, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    lol when i change my dns to another website (hosting) my domain was parked by the owner.

  9. Darko December 1, 2012 / 10:52 am

    What about this promo code, can someone can give me promo code...I think when we walidate it, it will work... Please help..

    • Subigya Nepal December 1, 2012 / 2:13 pm

      I don't think there's any promo code involved.

    • Subigya Nepal December 3, 2012 / 6:55 pm

      No promo code is required. Just follow the direction on the post above. Use a USA VPN if doesn't work in your country.

  10. At oussama December 5, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    This offer is not a scam, but the problem is that you need to be a US or UK (and some other few countries) to get it, if you get into the ordering page, and got 0.00 $ then you're just 1 step away from getting your domain, if you got any amount (24 $ or any) that mean your country isn't listed to get this offer.

  11. limon December 6, 2012 / 8:27 am

    It's also not working because they offer only 50,000 free domain and it's book under couple of days.
    plz reply. me a working tips thank you

    • Subigya Nepal December 6, 2012 / 8:34 am

      It works. Please read the post carefully. Only users from US, UK and certain other countries can get the .me domain for free. Try using a US VPN.

  12. Prodip December 12, 2012 / 2:26 am

    How to change the dns service? after change the dns, the email will come to my Mozilla Thunderbird?

    Help me.....

    • Subigya Nepal December 12, 2012 / 2:31 am

      That has been explained on the post. Login to Gandi.net with your Gandi handle and password. Then go to Modify Servers as shown on the last picture above. You can change your DNS from there.

      And No, after changing your DNS, the email won't come to your ThunderBird. You will have to manually set it up on ThunderBird with your Host's mail server.

      • Prodip December 12, 2012 / 3:28 am

        I want to get a free hosting with original cpanel. can you help?

        • Subigya Nepal December 12, 2012 / 8:42 am

          There are lots of free hosting services. Just Google for it. :)

          • Prodip December 13, 2012 / 6:51 pm

            You Say what is the best free hosting.....

  13. Firemaster1337 December 12, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    I tried setting firemaster1337.me and used the heliohost name servers but it wont work it said server not found!

      • Firemaster1337 December 13, 2012 / 7:32 pm

        I got it to work but then they killed the damn domain and now I had to sign up with fm1337.me and they closed that... but I got it back online so now its fm1337.me

  14. pam December 13, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Is this free offer only for one year? Will they be telling us to pay or no more e-mail after one year? I thought this was supposed to be free email,

    • Subigya Nepal December 13, 2012 / 8:02 pm

      Yes, you get free e-mail address/domain for first year only. After that, you will need to pay to renew it. (To get the .me email, the .me domain has to be registered, which costs money. Gandi.Net is simply registering the domain for you for the first year only.)

  15. ketion December 19, 2012 / 8:36 am

    when i click the buy button ,it show this " $24.00 excl. VAT/year". no free any more !!!!

  16. Cal December 19, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Just confirming, the promo is legit. Just got a free .me domain ($24 value). I reside in the us.Thanks a lot Subigya!

  17. user December 21, 2012 / 1:39 am

    worked for me in canada

  18. ketion December 22, 2012 / 1:25 am

    can you help me to regist a free .me domain?i try with us vpn,but it don't conect with the site.what the name of the domain i whant is "gaofushui".please help me regist it,then sent a email about the acount imformation of the "gaofushui.me" to me.my email address is *removed for spam protection*,thank you.

  19. kumar gaurav December 24, 2012 / 8:58 am

    Well its not working. Its a bullshit website. After successful registration my domain got deleted within 4 hour. Than tried many times and my domain deleted every-time. So I recommend, Better use a paid domain provider for good service.

  20. juve December 26, 2012 / 11:24 am

    plase domeni autobel.me plase

  21. Cata December 26, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    It's a scam or marketing strategy.

    They have deleted my domain without notice.

    PS: I have not broken the rules.

    • kumar gaurav December 27, 2012 / 6:18 am

      Thats what I am saying Its a scam dont use it. Better get a good paid domain.

  22. Dani December 27, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Domain names (0)

    DNS Zones (1)

    Mail packs (0)

    Operations (0)

  23. sherry December 28, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    thinking of trying this but is it only for ONE YEAR though?

  24. Cal December 28, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    I registered my domain about a week ago and its still working. Ive been using it almost everyday for a website. Maybe you have to stay active.

  25. cyberVu December 29, 2012 / 11:36 am

    Thank you Subigya ! :) It's still works!

  26. Siva December 30, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Found a legit working solution to get .me domain for free.
    1.Install Easy Hide IP
    2.Get a US Address from Borderlinx(Provides US&UK addresses for people staying outside US)
    3.Clear all your cookies(Thunderbird cookies too!)
    4.Restart the system
    5.Start Easy Hide IP,Change the IP to US
    6.Try Registering again with the US Address(Borderlinx address)
    7.Tada !Your Free .me domain is ready!

    • Subigya Nepal December 31, 2012 / 6:21 am

      It's about time for the offer to be closed. Thanks for the information, though.

    • kumar gaurav December 31, 2012 / 8:20 am

      This is not going to work with easy hide ip too, i tried all the methods after successful registration your domain will be deleted within 2 hours to 3 days. so don't use gandi. its completely bullshit. Better pay for a domain and use coupon codes for cheap domain registration,

    • Siva Mudiyanur January 2, 2013 / 6:32 pm

      That was really helpful ! thanks !

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