If you intend to build sales funnels to promote Clickbank products, then you don’t need either a domain name or web hosting.
All funnels built with Clickfunnels® (I reviewed it here) are hosted on their platform as part of your membership and they all have a web address on the Clickfunnels® domain (something like https://xxxxxxx.clickfunnels.com/zzzzzzzzz where xxxxxxx is your Clickfunnels® username and zzzzzzzzz is your page name).
However, it is better to use your own domain name for a funnel (one domain name per funnel).
The reason for this is that you can choose a domain name that brands your funnel. This domain name will be easier for people to remember than a long Clickfunnels® branded one.
Personally, I wouldn’t register a domain name through Clickfunnels® itself as they’re a little on the expensive side.
I also wouldn’t register a domain name with GoDaddy, the reasons for which I outline. They have some seemingly cheap domain prices (always read the small print) but they have the highest domain renewal prices of any domain registrar I’ve come across.
My personal preference is Dynadot who have great prices and a great service or NameCheap (slightly more expensive). It’s easier to set up a domain name for Clickfunnels® with NameCheap though. Dynadot’s setup is a little non-standard and if you’re new to configuring domains for use with Clickfunnels®, it might be confusing.
As email list building techniques go, using Clickfunnels® is a fantastic way to building sales funnels and collect email leads and subscribers. You don’t need to have a traditional website or blog to build funnels. So if affiliate marketing appeals to you but becoming a blogger doesn’t, sales funnels are one of the best ways to go.
Want to learn more about Clickfunnels® and how it can be used by affiliate marketers to build an email list and improve sales and commissions? Then click here for a free course that looks at this business model.
This post is a modified answer to one I originally posted on Quora.