Dreamhost: Free Extra Domain Name for Life!

Dreamhost is one of the many web hosts that I have recommended that you check out when considering a hosting provider for your new blog.

They are simple to use and every single client that I’ve helped move to this system has liked it so far. And I use it as well for a few of my sites and blogs!

One of the nice things too is that it’s very simple to setup a new WordPress-powered blog as well, either via a 1-click installation process or even manually. In fact, everything that they’ve done with the back-admin is pretty slick and easy to use.

Can’t go wrong with that!

An Extra Domain Name for Life!

Dreamhost gives each new user one domain name for life, which is a pretty sweet deal, but now I’m pleased to announce that if you use “TentBlogger” as a promo key you’ll get an additional domain for life as well!

That’s 2 free domains for life that you can use to diversify your blogging efforts or even launch some strategic landing pages/sites for personal branding, marketing, or what not.

I hope you take advantage of this neat offer and that you’re wildly successful with it!

Enjoy!

  • http://waynecordova.com Wayne Cordova

    Does this mean that you and Dreamhost are friends again?

    • John Saddington

      we’ve never not been friends. they still provide a valuable service… and the UI is sweet. i can’t knock them for their software.

      • http://jordanwiseman.com Jordan Wiseman

        I switched to GoDaddy simply because it was cheaper for me, but I used Dreamhost for a year and had a very good experience! I would definitely recommend it.

        • John Saddington

          sweet!

      • http://waynecordova.com Wayne Cordova

        oh cool, I forgot which company messed up your referral money.

        • John Saddington

          dreamhost did, but, it is what it is.

          • http://waynecordova.com Wayne Cordova

            Gotcha!

            • John Saddington

              :) word up.

  • Brett Barner

    Sweet deal. How long does the promo code last?

    • John Saddington

      forever. :)

      • Brett Barner

        ok then. haha!

      • Ryan

        When did this deal go from 1-year to forever?

        I moved to DreamHost in 2009, but moved once I had to renew for the regular price.

        • John Saddington

          not sure. they changed it I suppose.

  • http://jonmanna.com jon manna

    this might be a dumb question:

    I bought my domain with domainsatcost.ca …is it worth “porting” over to dreamhost or keeping it separate (in case one day i don’t renew with dreamhost)?

    • John Saddington

      you can, if you’d like.

  • Brian Notess

    Question: If one already has a DreamHost account, can one still use the promo code?

    • John Saddington

      i don’t think so…

      • Brian Notess

        dern

        • John Saddington

          sad!

  • Meg

    Using this code John, can you still pay for 1, 2 years upfront, or do you have to pay for a longer period upfront?

    Thanks!

    • John Saddington

      i think you can do their smallest plan.

  • Meg

    If you use this code, do you have to buy multiple years worth of hosting, or can you still buy just one or two years upfront?

    • John Saddington

      both i believe.

  • http://www.virtualpreacher.org Yohan Perera

    John, you must be the most controversial blogger on the blogsphere…

    I thought you said “Good bye Dreamhost” :)

    • John Saddington

      i did. and i meant it for a few domains. a few client domains are still sitting there and it is too much work and effort to move them, and they are happy clients!

      as for me, i use mediatemple for this blog and the big ones. in fact, i have accounts with many different hosting providers.

      it is what it is.

      • http://www.virtualpreacher.org Yohan Perera

        True… I want to move my blog to another host but I am still waiting because it involves really too much of work… It could be technically risky too… I see, moving several blogs isn’t easy.

        Besides your clients wont be happy if you decide to move their blogs, because of an issue you had with Dreamhost right?

        • John Saddington

          definitely. it’s not their issue and i like to keep them happy. it’s mine. spot on.

  • http://brentparlee.wordpress.com Brent Parlee

    This was just the blog I needed to read today as I am in the market for a host and two domain names. Thanks so much. Its great that the promo code is good for life too>

    • John Saddington

      sure thing brent!

  • Meg

    Sorry for the multiple comments! I was trying to comment at work and it looked like it wasn’t posting. Thanks for all the continued advice!

    • John Saddington

      not a problem!

  • Aaron Fenwick

    I just registered with DreamHost and entered in the promo code, but I didn’t see anywhere where I was able to enter in my second free domain name. Any ideas?

    • John Saddington

      you should be able to add it via the control panel.

      • Aaron Fenwick

        Thanks! I actually ended up using their Halloween discount promo code instead and got my first year of service for extremely cheap. Thanks for the opportunity though!

        • John Saddington

          sweet! glad you tried it!

  • jason allen

    John, Think I already know the answer but want to make sure. I bought Standard Theme last night before realizing it’s not compatible with WordPress.com (totally my fault). Do I have to know CSS and build a blog at WordPress.org before being able to use Standard?

    You mention above regarding Dreamhost “One of the nice things too is that it’s very simple to setup a new WordPress-powered blog as well, either via a 1-click installation process or even manually. In fact, everything that they’ve done with the back-admin is pretty slick and easy to use.”

    Does that mean it’s possible to set up a Standard Theme friendly blog with 1-click installation (not having to know CSS)?

    Thanks for your help,
    jason

    • John Saddington

      jason,

      you can setup the blog easily with dreamhost. then, purchase a copy of standard (support license is best to get dedicated support) and yes, uploading it to the theme folder is easy as well.

      you don’t need css understanding to use the theme!

      • jason allen

        John, One more question. I read where it is against ICANN regulation to transfer a new domain. I just created one on WordPress.com. Is that statement legitimate? Does that mean I need to wait 90 before setting up that domain with Dreamhost?

        Thanks so much for your time,
        jason

        • John Saddington

          you can change the nameservers, which is fine, but transferring a domain on a new registration is locked… yes.

          but that doesn’t have to stop you from using it on your own self-hosted.

          • Chris Langille

            John,

            I want to transfer my hosting from Omnis to Dreamhost, but I’ve never transferred hosting before.

            Is it complicated?

            • http://john.do John Saddington

              hmm. how many domains? are you moving a blog?

              • Chris Langille

                I have 6 domains and 3 blogs. The hosting and domains are both with Omnis. I’ve had a not so great experience with them.

  • Zach

    Is it possible to, say, make a domain name you’ve already registered a domain name for life? I registered a domain name a while ago that I intended to use for my main blog one day, but it’s at GoDaddy so it costs money. I never knew this deal existed, and now I regret ever taking that domain name at GoDaddy :(

    Any way to fix this?

    Thank you!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      man, i’m not sure if this is possible… hmm.

  • Michael Morrison

    I just signed up with DreamHost this week! Bummer, I’m so sorry I missed this.

    They already provide free domain hosting for the duration of one’s service, and I don’t know if I would ever use a second domain, but still…