Students are encouraged to participate in web hosting provider Namecheap’s annual ‘Namecheap for Education’ project, which gives all students with a .edu email address with a free .me domain name and GitHub hosting. Students may use the free bundle to create their first website, online portfolio, blog, or next big online project to launch their online profile.
Virtually every college student in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many other countries (with a .edu or college email address) is eligible to participate in the free website program. Students and instructors are invited to visit NC.ME to learn more or to register for a free .me domain name now.
Since the program’s inception in 2014, almost 400,000 students have claimed their free .me domain and development tools through NC.ME. The University of Waterloo in Canada registered the most domains using ‘Namecheap for Education.’ Students have registered 3,344 free .me domains thus far.
The Top-5 Colleges Registering FREE .ME Domains include:
- University of Waterloo (Canada)
- University of California, Berkeley (USA)
- University of Illinois (USA)
- University of Toronto (Canada)
- Colorado State University (USA)
Web hosting provider Namecheap has also created a 20-minute virtual lesson for instructors to use in teaching youngsters and online newbies the basics of the Internet. It covers everything a student needs to know in order to create their own website. On Namecheap’s YouTube channel, the course is available for free. Check it out in the video below.
The web hosting provider’s annual ‘Namecheap for Education’ project is accompanied by a page with ‘back to school deals.’ It includes digital products and productivity tools focused on learning and mastering new abilities and creating online presence. This page can be found here.