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Giveaway: Win Three Free Domain Names

Winners Announced:Β The winner of the drawing is Skye Fairwin, who will receive three domain names. The runners-up, who will receive one domain apiece, are Anne-Girl and Maria Jordan-O’Reilly. If you don’t hear from me, please contact me, so that I can put you in touch with NameCheap. Thanks for participating, everyone!


These days, an author’s credo pretty much has to be: Have website, will sell books. Without a professional home the web, you’re missing an important opportunity to attract new readers and solidify your reach among those already interested in following you. That’s why I’m excited to be able to bring you an opportunity to win some free domain names courtesy ofΒ NameCheap.

As important as it is to have a website, it’s just as important to choose a professional domain name (something I learned later than I would have liked, having only ditched my “blogspot” URL within the last year or so). So here’s your chance!

What Will You Win?

The winner will receive three (count ’em three!) domain names.

Two runners-up will receive one domain name apiece.

How Can You Enter to Win the Free Domain Names?

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post. The winner will be drawn next Friday, January 24th. Good luck!

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. Sounds useful. I think I could use some free domains in the future!

  2. This is a great promotion! I’ve been looking into expanding my web presence, possibly buying domain names for each of my books, or for the publishing imprint the hubby and I may start this year. This would be a big help, financially!

    Thanks for the helpful posts on this blog…I’ve found myself here several times in the past few weeks, clicking through from Google+!

  3. What a great giveaway! I have learned so much from your blog already, so this is lagniappe!

  4. Maria Jordan-O'Reilly says

    I have been working on creating a ‘free’ web sight, but a peopler domain name would be very useful at this point as I am just ready to release it into the wild!

  5. Love your YouTube videos.

  6. Oh, how I love domain names! This is a fabulous giveaway! πŸ™‚

  7. Heidi Woodruff says

    Awesome way to show your work and find followers

  8. Commenting!

  9. Dennis Fleming says

    I want to be a king in my own domains, all three of them. I need a kingdom.

  10. I have two blogspot blogs and have contemplated a third just for my writing. For two years now I’ve been toying with a domain name but money is an issue and I could never figure out which host to go with. This is such a great opportunity. Thank-you!

  11. I’ve been blogging for two years now but i’ve never tried my own domain. I’ve always sort of thought “when i get published i’ll do it” but having one now would be awesome!

  12. Even if you already have a domain name, remember that you might want more. For an example of this, search for the official White House website… but be very careful of which link you clicked. I’m betting someone wishes they would’ve gotten more than just the .gov address for that one…

  13. I would LOVE to win! πŸ˜€

  14. Steve Mathisen says

    This idea seems to have generated a lot of traffic! πŸ˜‰

  15. I’ve had my own domain for my pen name since the early days. If I win, I will have to decide whether to register the variations or buy one for the title of my book. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing this opportunity, nice lady!

  16. Kira Luethe says

    Having my own domain names would be awesome! Thank you for the opportunity.

  17. Kay Anderson says

    Cool giveaway! Very nice of you. πŸ™‚

  18. Brandi Montenegro says

    I never win anything, but, it’s worth a shot! (:

  19. Katarina Persson says

    wow, that’s an opportunity I can’t miss! thank you. πŸ™‚

  20. Eh, couldn’t hurt to try!

  21. Czander Tan says

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Good profile. I look up to inspiring personalities like you. keep the fire burning..fedricx

  23. G Bruce Kirkpatrick says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Thanks for all the efforts you do to help writers. πŸ™‚

  24. Lea Galcso says

    that’s a great giveaway…hope I win!!!!! πŸ˜€

  25. That would be awesome! I’ve just started working on marketing, so I’ll need a domain name eventually!!

  26. Count me in!!!

  27. Otilia Tena says

    And here I am, among my fellow writers! But we are all going to be famous one day, no need to worry!
    Thanks for the opportunity. I like your posts.

  28. I’m a long time follower of your blog, and I want to say thanks for the opportunity. This is great!

  29. This is an exciting give-away! I’ve often thought about getting a domain name. πŸ™‚ It’s on my list for future blog/author website improvements, when I get closer to marketing myself. But, who knows, maybe sooner than I think? Taking “blogspot” off the link would look much nicer on business cards.

  30. Cy SeVille says

    Oh, I’m commenting, lol! Enter me into the drawing, too, please πŸ˜€

  31. Maureen Bartone says

    Love your posts! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  32. Great! Pick me. πŸ™‚

  33. Sweetness! I could use a website. πŸ™‚

  34. That would really DO MA IN!

  35. What an excellent opportunity! I’d love to win a domain name!

  36. Wow, this is a really cool giveaway! Great idea! =)

  37. Thank you for the oppurtunity

  38. What an awesome giveaway πŸ™‚ Thanks for such a great offer, Katie!

  39. Love your blog, I could put some domains to excellent use πŸ˜€

  40. I have yet to dip my toe in the whole domain name/self-hosted web thingy….winning a domain name or two would certainly give me that little push I need. Great comp & cheers for the chance. πŸ™‚

  41. Great post! And a great reminder for writers. A website is smart place to market your books and promote your “brand”. I keep thinking about creating a website, so this might be just the push, I need. πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  42. I’ve been thinking lately I need to get more than one domain name. Thanks for this offer.

  43. Christina Alexandra says

    Sounds easy enough. But what if the domain name I want is already taken?

  44. You can never have enough domains. Like collecting books. You can never have enough!

  45. This is such a wonderful idea! There are so many aspiring authors who need websites (Including myself), but get stuck with or which makes a dread to search for readers. Great post! Sign me up! πŸ™‚

  46. Awesome! I’d love to win.

  47. I get several daily writing blog emails, and yours is always providing the best advice. Thank you! I guess I need to ditch my blogspot website too!

  48. I could use a new domain name for my WIP, a nonfiction guide (for writers) to law and lawyers.

  49. I’m in the process of building a new speculative fiction website and could use at least one domain name. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  50. Whoo! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks!

  51. Louise S. Willis says

    What a fantastic opportunity. I have bought both your writing craft books and receive your email posts. My writers’ group discusses many of your ideas and discussion topics. You offer a wonderful service to others. Thank you.

  52. Melissa Hanneken says

    This is a great opportunity. Thank you!

  53. For a new writer such as myself, an official website with a professional-looking domain name would be a great way to kickstart my career as an author!

  54. Nothing like a blog giveaway to bring all of us lurkers out of the woodworks. πŸ˜‰ But yes, I would love to be entered into the drawing. Thank you, Ms. Weiland!

  55. I would love to take the next step in my writing journey by having a domain of my own! Looking forward to seeing who wins!

  56. Hey! Count me in!

  57. Yes, my very own rabbit hole, my own wonderland of a domain…to think of the possibilities. If not now, someday soon! Thank you for the adventurous offer!

  58. Cool! This is great.

  59. I only have Blogspot, so, yeah. I could use a real domain name. πŸ˜‰

  60. PalestraPublica says

    K.M, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  61. Wow! How long do they last for?

  62. Anaik Alcasas says

    Perfect timing, thanks for hosting. πŸ™‚

  63. Awesome. Thank you for finding and giving us a chance at a great opportunity! Will be sure to spread the word in return.

  64. What a wonderful gift!! Good luck to all!!

  65. Morgyn Star (@MorgynStar) says

    Well, wow and yes, please.

  66. This is a fabulous prize! Good luck to all!

    Mia McKimmy

  67. Allison Merrill says

    Thank you so much for running this giveaway. I am desperately in need of a website. Thanks!

  68. Kim Halsey says

    Love your books and articles. What a great gift. Thanks for all you do. πŸ™‚

  69. Yay for domain names!

  70. Wow, what a unique giveaway! πŸ™‚ I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone give away domain names before. Great idea!

  71. Thanks for this offer, but more for all the concise information you share with us regularly. Not to be a suck up but this is the one writing site I like to check out most often. Helpful, easy to read and not so long-winded you can’t get through an article without cutting into writing time! -Christina

  72. Wow! What a great giveaway! You know, I never win anything, but suddenly I’m feeling lucky.

  73. What a creative contest idea. Personally, I’ve only discovered the website recently and enjoy the many articles posted on the site – I’ve subscribed. Keep up the great work, K.M.!

  74. This a great give away idea. Thank you for your website, I’m always finding you through pinterest.

  75. Doug Glassford says

    You are awesome as always. Who couldn’t use another website or three πŸ™‚

  76. Wanna win this giveaway πŸ™‚

  77. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed for those three domain names πŸ™‚

  78. Michelle Osborne says

    I’ve always wanted my own domain name(s). Fingers crossed!

  79. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

  80. Seems like there are too many competiters here. However, count me in too.

  81. Frank Dahlman says

    Great giveaway! Thank you for this chance.

  82. Love this. I was looking for an opportunity to switch from a free to custom domain. Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. That is a nice idea for a giveaway…. 0.0 I could sure use a free domain.

  84. I’ve realized the truth of your post more and more often. Having a website is a prerequisite these days, and I am lacking that. A domain name would be a great step in that direction.

  85. I’d put two to use this year! Thanks for the chance.

  86. I’m so ready to ditch blog spot too! Just can’t get up my nerve. Maybe if I won a free domain name I’d have no excuse not to make the jump!

  87. I would love to win this! I currently have a blog on blogspot but I really want to get my own domain. This would be amazing for me because it will help be develop my website. Good luck everyone!

  88. Siegmar Sondermann says

    Throwing my hat in the ring.

  89. Bruno Ferreira says

    I really need those, i hope i’ll win. Thanks for this giveway. God bless you.

  90. A giveaway featuring domain names is one of the best free opportunities I’ve seen! Building your writer’s platform is key to publishing success. I’m in! Good luck, all!

  91. I’d love to get my own name! I know it costs something to host them, but I think it would be worth it to have. Thanks for doing a giveaway of this. And I hope whoever wins will be able to use these for a long time!

  92. Here’s a comment! Thank you for the giveaway!

  93. K.M, you offer such excellent advice and the occasional free book (just started reading The Memory Lights last night) so I feel like we should be doing something for you. Yet, here you are offering another awesome giveaway – thanks! This would be awesome to win, though I’m not entirely sure I’m ready for a domain name of my own. Then again, winning one might be a good catalyst for getting ready. Thanks again!

  94. Isaac Hamlet says

    Thought I’d give it a shot.

  95. Would love to be a winner!

  96. Having a website would be a perfect promotion opportunity and a way to connect with my readers. Wow, if I win this domain I would be more than grateful. I am enjoying the process of becoming an author.

  97. Sierra Gardner says

    This is something I’ve been thinking about and need to start working on.

  98. Neat! Would love to win!

  99. Comment. Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Eoin Clifford says

    Ohh I would love one of those please! Or even three πŸ˜€

  101. Myka Reede says

    Thanks for the generous offer. Please count me in.

  102. Jonathan S says


    I am really in need of a domain to start my business, but I can’t afford to buy a domain, to look professional. I’ve already entered many giveaways, but it’s no use. I can’t start my business without you! Please help me! πŸ™‚ I really hope you chose me!

  103. Are the domain names completly free? Or is it a first year free deal?

    EIther way, this is a great give away! thanks for the oppertunity!

  104. Christine Valena says

    What cool giveaway! I can really make use of these free domain names for my personal branding. πŸ™‚

  105. James Vernon says

    This is a great give away. I would love to have my own domain names to build my author home base.

  106. Brent Wells says

    This sounds like a great giveaway! I would love to have domain names not only for my fiction but for blogging, as well.

  107. Victoria Jaczko says

    After a lot of hosting issues and hemming and hawing, I’m ditching the pen name and overhauling my web presence into something lower maintenance. It’s great, but I feel uncomfortable advertising one of those “” addresses and I, ah, already paid for my pen name domain just a few months ago.

    I want a domain under my real name, but feel ridiculous buying up another one again. I was feeling pretty between a rock and a hard place on it, and then this post came up… so here’s hoping!

    Thanks a ton for the great sweepstakes!

  108. I’d love to win…prepping to revamp my blog, anyway.


  109. Dean Foley says

    Well hey, what have I got to lose :)?

  110. This is really awesome! You do a ton of great things for us budding authors. Thank you!

    Speaking I which… I haven’t done any writing in a while πŸ™ but luckily my favorite writing contest is starting up again in February!

  111. Jayce Grae says

    A wise person said You never win if you never try first…or something along those lines. Thank you for the consideration. πŸ™‚

  112. Thanks for the offer and all the useful content here.

  113. Ooooo, this could be so very helpful. ^^

  114. H R Hanson says

    I receive email updates for your site, and I’m always excited to open them because you have good information and things like this giveaway. On the downside, I wish I could see an actual title to your emails so I’d have some idea of what is in them so I’m not tempted to delay opening them!

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says

      Sadly, I think that’s just Feedburner’s default mode. I may switch to a different program one of these days.

  115. S.R. Arora says

    Thanks for this! It’s a great opportunity for many, though I don’t really have a website, eh. I’m trying to make one. It’s so trickky! πŸ˜€

  116. I’m very interested! I have ‘’ as my current domain, but having something like or would be much better! πŸ˜€

  117. Kelsie Engen says

    Count me in!

  118. What a great opportunity! I’ve been weighing up whether to get my own domain name for some time and this might be the thing that decides it (for the time being, at least). Thanks!

  119. Naomi Scudder says

    Yay! A chance at free stuff!!

  120. Awesome!

  121. This is what I’ve been searching for! And I need a free domain for my 2 years old blog! You may know why I really need this domain.
    1. It’s not like those stupid free domains which are just meant for self promotion. You’re providing us something very useful. Domain Names.. I couldn’t really believe it but obviously, I wasn’t reading wrongly. It’s a good one for sure.
    2. I am a blogger myself and currently have a blogs. But obviously I intend to expand the scope of blogging. There are some niches which I haven’t covered in my present blogs. You’re providing me with the domain names which means a part of my investment is done. πŸ™‚
    Well, I have just two reasons for why I want this domain.
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  122. Monique Rangel says

    Count me in, too. Thanks for the great contests!

  123. Hope it’s not too late to comment for a chance to win! Got sidetracked writing.

    A domain name for a writer’s blog would be lovely. Fresh start and all that. What a great giveaway idea.

  124. Wow I can’t believe I won! You commented on my blog saying to email you. Unfortunately I can’t find your contact info so I’m just leaving this comment. My email is

  125. Oh wow, thank you so much, Katie! I’m so happy right now πŸ˜€

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