Why choose a .tk domain?
Look no further for a free domain. .tk may be the country code top-level domain (TLD) for Tokelau, but it’s best known as a rare free domain. That’s right—independent users and small businesses can register .tk domain names at no cost. A quick search will show that .tk was used by many phishing sites over the years, likely thanks to its $0 price tag. But the domain extension has safeguards in place against poor behavior and is used for all kinds of credible sites.
.tk facts, stats & history
The country of Tokelau doesn’t charge individuals or small businesses to register .tk domain names, making it among the most popular ccTLDs available today. These free domains have content restrictions in place to ban content related to pornography, hate speech, firearms, and other illicit behavior. If a domain doesn’t have regular traffic or breaks any of these rules, it will be taken down without notice. Brand names and everyday words are not included in the free offer.
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Is .tk right for you?
Did we mention it’s free? The Dot TK registry provides a URL shortener for .tk web addresses, giving you even more creative freedom and consistency when you use this domain.
Ideas for your .tk domain
Businesses based in Tokelau may want to use this domain extension to build their association with the region. Similarly, brands abbreviating part their name to “tk” can also benefit from .tk as it can help keep their domain name short and sweet.
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FAQ - Learn more about .tk domains
.tk is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tokelau, a Kiwi territory in the South Pacific.
Registering a domain for free seems like a good reason to us! Since Google treats all new domain extensions equally, using a .tk domain doesn’t hurt you from an SEO perspective. Even if .tk isn’t your first choice, many brands still register their respective .tk domain name to ensure someone else doesn’t beat them to it.
Anyone can register a .tk domain name. Depending on the size of your company, you may or may not qualify for a free domain.
Yes, you can buy your branded .tk domain names through Shopify.
Shopify offers free SSL certificates for all domains registered through our platform—a service that can cost you hundreds of dollars annually.