Making a website for free in Nepal

'Did you know that you can make a free website in Nepal provided you use ".np" domain name without any hidden costs?

To make a free website using .com.np, .net.np, .org.np, etc you need to have some valid documents issued by the government of Nepal. For personal websites you need to have a citizenship and for an organization you need to have a registration document.

Step 1. Open https://register.com.np/

In the check domain availability box, enter your domain name. Please make sure you enter the spelling of your name as given in your identity document. You can use your first name or even last name, but as far as I would suggest use your full name.








If your desired domain is not available, please try a combination of your name and initials. Note: For personal domains, you can only use .com.np as of now.


Step 2. If your domain is available then you will get a "Register now" button. Click on Register now. After clicking on Register now, you'll be prompted to sign in.

 









Step 3. You need to register to continue. Click on the Create user button. Fill the form carefully and confirm your email.

 

Step 4. Log in again. You will see your requested domain in "New request/under approval" tab. Select to edit the domain. If your domain isn't there, please search for the domain again in the search box just above the "Your domain status" box and then click on the register now.

 

 

Step 5. Type the NS01.000WEBHOST.COM and NS02.000WEBHOST.COM in the name servers as shown in the picture.

 









Now in Administrative contact, fill all your details carefully.

In Technical contact, click on checkbox "Copy administrative contact". and then click on "Save & Continue". Now you will get a box to submit your documents.










Step 6. In document title select "registration or citizenship" document option. Now upload your scanned document of citizenship card for personal website or registration paper for organizational website.


You also need to write a cover letter. If you are writing cover letter for the website of an organization, please use letter pad of your organization and officially stamped. Instead of typing and getting the document printed, please write the letter in your own handwriting and then scan it. Letter should look similar to the below mentioned template.


To,                                                                                                  Date : ........................
The Host Master
Mercantile Communication Pvt. Ltd.
Durbar Marg, Kathmandu Nepal

                               Subject: About domain registration.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to request you to register the domain name [********.com.np] under [my name/my organization name]. I have scanned and uploaded the required documents along with this letter.

I would be very much thankful to you if you accept my letter and my domain name gets registered. Kindly waiting for your response.

Sincerely,

Your name

Your organization name

[signature]


After submitting these documents, you will get a response in a few days. It's possible that you might have done some mistake while filling up the form or submitting the documents. Have patience for this! They will always respond. If there were mistakes in the documents, redo according to their suggestion and resubmit them. It is possible that the process of the domain registration might have changed after I post this article, but the gist somehow remains the same.

Apart from domain registration, you also need a web hosting to run your website. Hosting is expensive but there are numerous free web hosting servers available. Though free they come with certain conditions. We can use free web hosting services like award-space, 000webhosts, etc. I personally prefer 000webhost because it is reliable and the server is blazing fast as it is cloud-based.

Step 7. Click on the link below to get started for web hosting.








Web hosting

Step 8. Now click on "Sign up" button and then click on "GET FOR FREE " button. Use your email and type your desired password. Type your domain name without using suffix such as .com.np or .org.np. Verify your email now for 000webhost.


Now, again login in your 000webhost account. If the website you selected persists there then ignore the next step. If it isn't listed there, then click on "+" button. You will get a form in the box. Type again the domain name without suffix in the website name and retype your password in the password box.

The website "your-domain-name".000webhostapp.com would be created now.  Click on manage website. Click on "Set web address".

You would get a pop-up asking "Buy domains from hostinger..". Click on "It's OK, I don't mind 000webhost branding".

Step 9. Now in the section "Own Domain", click on "Use domain".



Now in the domain name, write the domain name you registered previously. This will link your domain with the web host. It could take a few hours to set up but have patience, it usually works if you followed all the steps properly.

Step 10. Now, you are done and in this way you can create your own website for free. Click on "Build Website" to start making changes to your site.

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