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Free .au Domain Names (Expired) and 50% off (Lifetime) Australian Web Hosting (From $3.48/mo) @ Obble Hosting

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FREEDOMAIN21

FREE DOMAINS HAVE RUN OUT - All 200 have been given away. We still have our 50% discount on SSD Web Hosting via the link, but unfortunately no more domains.
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Hi everyone, for the upcoming financial year we have 200 free domains to giveaway. We unfortunately can't give away 10,000+ domains as we're a smaller company, but here's what we can do :)

Domains include:
.com.au
.net.au
.org.au
.id.au
.asn.au

New customers only, no purchase necessary. However, we do also have 50% lifetime discount for our SSD hosting plans as per usual - Domain can be included free. Discount code should be applied automatically, but if not it is: FREEDOMAIN21

50% Lifetime off SSD Web Hosting - LiteSpeed Web Server - From $34.75 / Year
Discount lasts lifetime of the subscription, migration assistance available for annual plans, cPanel to cPanel.

Quick info:
- Sydney SSD Web Hosting
- Local quality support
- Over 4.97 / 5 review average on all platforms
- cPanel, Software Installer, Free SSL

Starter SSD Intermediate SSD Premium SSD
Storage 5GB SSD 15GB SSD 30GB SSD
CPU Allowance 100% 200% 300%
Memory Allowance 2GB 4GB 6GB
Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Databases Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SSL Free LetsEncrypt Free LetsEncrypt Free LetsEncrypt
Location Sydney Sydney Sydney
Control Panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
WebServer LiteSpeed LiteSpeed LiteSpeed
RRP (Monthly) $6.95 $14.95 $27.95
Discounted Price (Monthly) $3.48 $7.48 $13.98
RRP (Annual) $69.50 $149.50 $279.50
Discounted Price (Annual) $34.75 $74.75 $139.75

Terms and conditions
- Free domains don't require a purchase, available to new customers only, 1 per customer. Only .au TLDs
- Free domain may require an ABN/ACN as per AUDA policy.
- Free domain renews at $19.95/year
- Discount valid for lifetime of the subscription, valid for upgrades & downgrades, and also valid for storage addons & dedicated IPs
- Discount valid until 30th June 2021
- Valid for only our SSD Hosting Plans, must use the links on the giveaway page for the discount to apply automatically

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  • +1 vote

    Hi all,

    Feel free to ask any questions here - As stated in the post, being a smaller company we can only really provide 200 free domains. Just trying our bit to give some domains away too :)

    Purchase isn't required at all, but very much appreciated to help offset our costs - Plus if purchasing for a business, your hosting will be tax-deductible.

    Thanks everyone.

  • +10 votes

    I am an Obble customer. I am on the $34.75 per year plan. They are a great company, very helpful, very knowledgable and fast to respond to my ticket. For $3.48 per month, I cannot find better value elsewhere.

    • +1 vote

      Thank you for this comment - Appreciate it :)

    • +4 votes

      I am too. Their support is first class, even at 1am in the morning.

    • +1 vote

      Thank you for this review. I am wanting to move my domain and now I may have found a place.

    • +1 vote

      Same experience for me. Been with for about a year and the service hasn’t let me down. They have been excellent in providing assistance and product support.

  •  

    Free domain may require an ABN/ACN as per AUDA policy, so NO personal domain?

    •  

      Hi,

      Correct - The domain registration will simply fail with an invalid ABN or ACN, we can't bypass this rule unfortunately. So all the registrations must have valid details or they will simply fail.

      Cheers & feel free to ask anything else.

      •  

        Except for .id.au domains?

        • +1 vote

          I believe that's correct. You should be able to register .id.au with personal details only.

          Please though let us know if you have issues doing so (If you're planning to register one).

          • +1 vote

            @Obble: It still presents the form asking for an ABN/ACN if you choose .id.au.

            However, I was able to reach the point of payment no entering 'none' for the ABN, even for a .com.au domain. I'm a bit confused about how much of a rock solid requirement it is.

            I'd prefer not to register if it will be a hassle further down the road.

            Cheers

            •  

              @Perch: Thanks for this, we haven't actually had any interest in .id.au domain registrations until today, so hasn't really been chased up.

              We're getting inundated with orders this afternoon, as expected. Could you send in a ticket if you've placed an order (Just enter your name for the ABN & criteria).

              We can manually adjust in the meanwhile - Once it's setup initially with correct details, shouldn't be an issue for renewal.

          •  

            @Obble: Fyi you cannot get pass registering for .id.au without an ABN number.

            •  

              @lawyerz: Thanks for this, we haven't actually had any interest in .id.au domain registrations until today, so hasn't really been chased up.

              We're getting inundated with orders this afternoon, as expected. Could you send in a ticket if you've placed an order (Just enter your name for the ABN & criteria).

              We can manually adjust in the meanwhile.

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                @Obble: All good Op, just letting you know.

                My domain expires in august. Will consider then, cheers.

                • +1 vote

                  @lawyerz: No problem, thanks for the heads up.

                  by the time it's fixed, we'll likely run out of the 200 domains anyway!

                  • +3 votes

                    @Obble: This is ozbargain..

                    I'd be surprised you havent run out of the free 200 domains in the first 15 minutes of posting haha.

  • +3 votes

    Good on you for having a promo on Ozb.
    Didn't even know you existed before this.
    Won't grab a domain I don't need, but will certainly look for you when I renew my domain next time.

    • +6 votes

      Appreciate not just getting a domain for the sake of it.

      Thanks for the comment!

  •  

    So just to confirm, domain name is free for first year only? Then $19.95/year after that?

    •  

      Yeah that's correct, first year free for any .au extension

      Purchase of hosting is appreciated, but not required :)

      • +1 vote

        Thanks. This is all new to me but I’m happy to support the small players and will add hosting once I’ve gone through with the domain name. :)

        • +1 vote

          Thanks so much! It should automatically discount the hosting if you use the link here via OzBargain.

          Have a great afternoon.

          •  

            @Obble: Is it easy to add above hosting promo after you’ve checked out with the Domain name? I seem to have missed that part and didn’t include hosting when checking out.

            •  

              @Slave1: Yeah, just click the promo link here again.

              Go through, and don't add a domain.

              It should be 'I already have a domain, I will update my nameservers' - Then no need to get another domain name, just enter the domain you already got for free.

              • +1 vote

                @Obble: Awesome! Thanks, again!

  • +1 vote

    Great timing! I was looking up a domain name on GoDaddy when my OzB sense kicked in and I started to scout for deals first. Picked up a domain, now going for hosting. Thanks OP!

    •  

      No worries! Thanks!

    • +5 votes

      Any story that ends with someone not using GoDaddy is a happy story.

  •  

    Does the 'lifetime' discount for the hosting subscription mean for the renewal period (eg. a year) or does it mean lifetime for foreseeable future?

    •  

      Lifetime for the foreseeable future (Lifetime of the business or your subscription plan).

      None of the single invoice stuff, indefinitely. Cheers.

  •  

    I cannot purchase? How to register?

    •  

      Hi, what issues are you having? Feel free to submit a ticket also on our website.

      •  

        I go to click checkout, then I it says, error please enter your details, I click create an account. Nothing, I try click Register and it just takes me a blank page that says, Register?

        •  

          Are you following the link here via OzBargain, and then entering all details under the domain registration section?

          This includes ABN, eligibility, etc. All fields marked should be entered or it will reject the order. Thank you.

          •  

            @Obble: Yes, I followed the link $0.00 in checkout, filled in all ABN etc. Under Billing details I choose, create new account, its just a button, nothing else. Cannot register by myself.

            •  

              @apopularitycontest: Ah, I believe sometimes this form can be blocked by an ad-blocker.

              Do you have one enabled, can you temporarily disable and refresh the checkout page?

              Alternatively can you try using another browser, and let me know if you can see the 'create a new account' page.

              Cheers.

  • +2 votes

    Awesome timing. I'm studying Computer Science and should be cramming for the upcoming web dev exam, but thought I'd procrastinate by checking ozbargain. This will definitely be put to use when exams are over (or sooner if I can't resist more study procrastination).

  •  

    thanks for free domain :)
    i am with uptime hosting, prices similar so not really want the hassle of moving
    but i got 10 domains there, if i move to you i get them all extended for 1 year ?
    thanks

    • +1 vote

      Hi,

      We do provide free transfers, cPanel to cPanel. We do all the work, but understandable.

      For domains, if you're doing a domain transfer then yes they will get extended for another year. If you're transfering a .com.au these are free to transfer, if you have more than 3 months remaining. So no cost, but also no extension.

      Other domains transfer & add 1 year as normal. Happy to help with anything else too.

      •  

        Hi, Thanks for the post.
        Just purchased the hosting and initiated a domain transfer.
        I want to transfer my other domains, cpanel to cpanel. How long does that usually take? And how to proceed?

        •  

          Hi, sorry some comments got lost and these were missed.

          Can you message us directly via a support ticket or email [email protected] please? We can assist further there.

          An actual domain transfer is where you move providers, these can take a few days.

          If you mean transfer the website content, submit a ticket with your old hosting details and we can do it in a few hours.

      •  

        Hi, how do I request a free cPanel transfer? I couldn't find the option thanks.

        • +1 vote

          Hi there,

          Just send in a ticket with your old provider details and we will get it sorted for you. Available today for transfers, sorry we missed your message last night here.

  •  

    The promotion code entered has already been used

    Brodened? How did 200 domain registrations fill up in an hour.

    •  

      Hi, we've just hit the maximum usage of the coupon code. Promotion has been running for 2hrs 30 minutes, suprised how fast it all went. But the post got significant traction here.

  •  

    OP, "The promotion code entered has already been used"… Have the 200 free domains been used up or did I do something wrong?

    • +1 vote

      Hi, we've just hit the maximum usage of the coupon code. Promotion has been running for 2hrs 30 minutes, suprised how fast it all went. But the post got significant traction here.

      I'll update the post now.

  •  

    I got something similar OP, "The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet - please check the promotion terms" which was for a .COM.AU domain. I'm assuming all 200 domains are gone?

    •  

      Correct, all taken. Sorry about that!

      •  

        No worries, Ozbargain waits for nobody :D

        •  

          It's taken us by surprise for sure!

  •  

    If we're buying the started ssd hosting, it includes the domain as well correct?

    •  

      With the initial coupon code, yes it would have.

      But unfortunately the code has run out, so we just have the discount running now. We don't have any free domains remaining.

  • +1 vote

    Oh Man Missed it - Had it all in my cart and was waiting for my registration from ASIC to clear before pressing pay - So close….9 minutes is a long time in OzBargainLand

  • +1 vote

    OZBARGAINED!

  •  

    Is the plan $3.48/month will be for first 12 month or is it ongoing price? any time limit for the change of price ? thanks.

    • +2 votes

      On going price, at this discount.

      Back to normal price next financial year, $6.95/month. But any orders now have the price for lifetime.

      Cheers.

  •  

    Can't register a domain name even though the WHOIS records indicate that domain name is available

    •  

      Hi,

      The coupon code has expired, which domain are you trying to register? Feel free to message us directly, and we can investigate.

  • +1 vote

    Been with these guys few months now no issues with hosting and uptime is good so it's a plus from me :)

    Happy camper

  •  

    Reminds me of the time a small company like this did free hosting to quickly build a customer database then sold all data and their business soon after.

    •  

      Hi Brendan,

      Appreciate the concern for the oz bargainers, but we have no intention to sell the business in the near future. We've also been posting deals here on OzBargain for years now, with good feedback both on this website & other platforms.

      Let us know if you have any other concerns. Of course, not much more I can do than say that's not the case :)

  •  

    hi Op @Obble,

    if i sign up the annual web hosting package, and then next year, does the price revert to original? or as long as i renew the subscription, it will stay the same price? kindly advise. Thanks

    •  

      Hi,

      It will remain the same price. No reverting to original, it will remain at the discounted price indefinitely.

      Cheers.

  •  

    Hi,

    I'm currently using Siteground hosting from Singapore. My website will be running mainly in Australia and Vietnam and I use Wordpress. What is the ideal plan for this?

    I don't really see all the supports from the plan. How would you compare the speed of your plan and others?

    Cheers

    •  

      Hi,

      Speed wise you’ll be fine as were hosted in Sydney.

      How much traffic approximately? Chances are the starter plan is sufficient.

      We don’t have any speed comparisons but do use lite speed web server, ssd nvmes and you can test download speeds from our server: test.Obble.com.au

      Thank you.

      •  

        We expect 10,000 - 15,000 visit monthly

        •  

          That'll be fine on the starter SSD plan.

  •  

    Can I use my own server panel instead of using cpanel?

    •  

      Hi, Unfortunately we can't support custom server panels on web-hosting.

      You could do this via a VPS, message us directly and we can sort out a discount if interested.

  •  

    hmmm my ventraip subscription doesn't till 2023 dammit!

    • +1 vote

      If you remember us in 2023 then we'll sort you out with a discount ;)

      •  

        Will you remember me in 2023 though? :O

        •  

          Probably not! But we're pretty flexible with our discounts :)

  •  

    What is your network like? Who do you peer with?

    Do you support IPv6?

    Do you have any discounts on VPS hosting? Looking at moving some of my services local.

    •  

      Hi,

      Our servers are all provided by OVH, Sydney. So we're on their network, we don't currently own our own hardware & colocate.

      We support IPv6 on our VPS plans only at this stage - And building on that, we can provide a discount on VPS hosting. 50% is our usual, so we can apply the same discount as this to VPS. You'd have to send a message privately though so we can organise the coupon code - It would be a lifetime discount too.

      Happy to answer further questions either here or directly via ticket/email

  •  

    Does Obble have some advance auto backup in their cpanel?

    e.g. VentraIP comes with Acronis Backup which will restore a 3 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, 24 hour backups continuously

    •  

      Hi,

      We run JetBackup on all of our servers. These are performed daily, and can be accessed from your cPanel quite easily.

      We do also run weekly backups, but don't do far as 3 months.

      Cheers.

  •  

    @OP - I'd love somewhere to run my web apps, but they are docker containers. Do any of your hosting solutions include docker support?

    At the moment I'm just using docker-compose on a server I have here but I'd like to move them to somewhere more legitimate.

    •  

      Hi,

      The best option here would probably be a VPS, more control and you can install what you need.

      Shared hosting unfortunately we can’t support it, if you need any VPS discounts send a message directly for 50% :)

      •  

        Does the VPS support docker? Namely - docker-compose. And do I get a real-world routable address? So I can wire up a domain to it :)

        •  

          Sure does. You’ll run whatever OS you’d like and then can install docker & other software as required.

          You’ll get a dedicated IP which you can then point to with your domain.

          Pricing is $10/GB of memory, $5/month absolute cheapest we can do for a 1gb vps with a custom discount. Again just PM us if that interests you

    • +3 votes

      Come on man, OP's clearly doing their best, this is a hasty downvote. Worse still if you are complaining about a free domain.

  •  

    Interested in buying a domain and getting onto this deal while it’s cheap… especially lifetime price. Really cool.

    Does your web hosting support Wordpress server? I’m a bit of a web hosting noob here and haven’t built a website up for years, but when I did the hosting helped me load Wordpress on, so I’m keen to see what someone like me could do.

    •  

      Sure does! WordPress can be installed with a single button via cPanel, enter your desired details and it does the rest.

      If you have any troubles after ordering, open a ticket and we're happy to help.

  •  

    Hi there, just purchased the annual plan. Thank you for the fantastic deal.

    Just one suggestion from a well-intentioned UX designer, on the dashboard it says "mydomain.com.au (Discounted)". You may want to think about changing the word 'discounted' to something else because I can imagine at least a few people reading it as 'Discontinued'. Might save your customer support team some time!

    •  

      Good call. Thanks for this!

      Previous to this deal we used to use coupon codes on the plans, so they never had any mention at all. In this instance to provide free domains (until sold out) we had to find a work around.

      I'll get that fixed now.

  •  

    Hi, possibly keen to Cpanel transfer to Intermediate or Premium SSD, can you give me any existing client account domains/IP's to run some tests on?

    •  

      Hi,

      Here's a test IP: 139.99.166.194
      Here's a URL to test download: test.obble.com.au

      And here's a long-standing client of Obble who is happy for his site to be posted: sawebstudio.com

      Thanks!

  •  

    hi, can i transfer in an .it domain ? do you support this extension ?

    •  

      Hi,

      Unfortunately at this stage we don't support .it domains. Sorry about that!

  •  

    Would you offer 12 months web hosting and a free .au domain package for sale?Thanks OP.

    •  

      Hi,

      Thanks for your interest. We already have our discount on hosting at 50% off, and all 200 domains were taken up on the first day.

      Unfortunately we can't provide a free domain in addition, but if you're buying hosting with us we can discount the .au domain for you - Just PM here, or send an email to [email protected]

      Thanks!

  •  

    Hey OP,

    Out of interest, does your hosting offer a backup service? Would it be one we could setup to automatically back up (if need be)?

    • +1 vote

      Hi,

      Yes by default we have weekly cPanel backups & daily JetBackups.

      You can download these yourself externally if you wish - And we encourage you to do so. Our backups rotate the oldest ones. Happy to answer anything else also.