Do I need an active domain in order to build a website on wordpress.org?

I am currently trying to create a website with [wordpress.org](https://wordpress.org) and upon signing up, I am asked for the domain of my website.
However, I don´t have an active webhosting/domain at this point.
What I would like to do is build my website “offline”, and get a webhost, once everything is set up.

Is there a way to do that, or do I need an active domain in order to build my website?

 

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