For those who use Rapid Formations to register your limited company, you’ll receive a complimentary .com or .co.uk domain name as a part of your organization formation package. Registering your domain name is a key step to getting your small business online, and straight after your formation is the best time to do that.
So, how do you go about claiming the proper domain name to match your latest company name? Let’s have a look.
We’ll email you as soon as your organization has been formed
Immediately after your organization has been registered at Firms House, you’ll receive an email with the topic line ‘Rapid Formations: Order Ref XXXXXXXX Order Fulfilment’. This email includes various details about your latest company, plus a link to our dedicated Names.co.uk (our domain name partners) page and your unique voucher code.
Not received your email? No problem. To begin with, check your junk folder. For those who still can’t locate the e-mail, just get in contact and we’ll resend this to you. It’s value having, because it accommodates some vital company information.
Now, let’s redeem your free domain
You’ve 30 days to redeem your voucher from the date of receiving the initial email mentioned above. To assert your ideal domain name, we recommend doing this as soon as possible.
Locate the e-mail and scroll all the way down to the ‘Free .com or .co.uk domain name’ section. Here you’ll find your 8-letter code and the link to Names.co.uk. Copy the code and click on on the link:
You’ll be directed to a Rapid Formations branded version of the Names.co.uk homepage. From here you may enter the name of the domain that you simply wish to order.
Struggling for inspiration? No problem, Names.co.uk have written an article on selecting the best domain name for your small business.
When you have got decided, type in your chosen domain and choose ‘Search domains’:
Hopefully, your domain name is obtainable. Whether it is, great. If it isn’t, simply try another domain name.
When you have got found a website name that is obtainable, the following step is to decide on whether you wish a .co.uk or .com. Select your domain extension by choosing the ‘Add’ button. If you need to unselect an extension, click on the ‘Added’ button. Then, while you’re ready, select ‘Proceed to Basket’:
Work your way through the method, being sure so as to add or remove any extras (these would require payment at the top of the method). Proceed to pick out ‘Proceed to Basket’ as and while you’re able to move on:
You’ll soon reach the ‘Basket Summary’ page. Review your order after which, within the ‘Enter voucher code here’ box, paste the code that you simply copied out of your email and choose ‘Confirm’:
Your discount will likely be applied, and the worth next to your domain will change to ‘1 yr for FREE’. Your total cost will likely be displayed as ‘FREE’ unless you have got added any extras.
For those who have already got an account, click ‘Login’. For those who don’t have an account, select ‘Create an account’:
And that’s it! Provide the essential account information and Names.co.uk will then email you to substantiate that your domain name has been registered.
Has your complimentary code expired?
For those who formed your limited company greater than 30 days ago and didn’t redeem your free .com or .co.uk domain name, please get in contact.
So there you have got it
That’s the way you redeem your free .com or .co.uk domain name.
As mentioned, we recommend securing your domain name as soon as possible – even when you have got no intention of trading online within the near future (or in any respect). That is to make sure the name is prepared and waiting for you (and to stop another person from taking it).
We hope you found this post helpful. Please leave a comment if you have got any questions.