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Free second level domains (Freenom)

#1
Hi guys,
If you need a free domain you can check out freenom.com: you can register a domain for free up to 12 months.
Hope you'll find this helpful.

See ya,
Alessandro,
#2
Its a good service to provide domain for free. But any free hosting can't access to this domains Sad
#3
Great idea @RedMan - I've been using Freenom from dot.tk days and it works well for temporary domains. Like be careful to get too attached to the domain, as the more work you put in it, and the more traffic it gets, the better the chance that Freenom will take it back and then offer it to you at a price. I only use my Freenom domains for very small personal Websites that I know will never attract attention, or I use it to experiment with a Website that I want to move to a TLD eventually.

#4
Just tried them, this is very handy to have the ability to have a "test" domain to check routing and such.  I have been looking for years for something like that.  Thanks
#5
When You get a domain and your site grow with some users and gain alexa rate they take that domain from you whitout your permission and sell it with price in their website!
#6
A free domain is a great and helpful tool to get you started but once you do become popular and start attracting traffic you should be looking for a TLD to prevent such issues happening and to firmly establish your site's brand.  DOT.TK's Free Domain agreement states repeatedly they can change the agreement at any time after you agree to it. Not the same for the Paid TLDs. Plus GoDaddy is constantly having .99 sales, get the TLD. 


http://www.freenom.com/en/doc_tcfree_freenom_v0110.pdf
#7
(12-15-2018, 10:53 AM)khoshbin Wrote: When You get a domain and your site grow with some users and gain alexa rate they take that domain from you whitout your permission and sell it with price in their website!

@khoshbin - you have spoken my mind, had the same experience with them. Just use it for experimentation only.
#8
Thanks handy to know this is available
#9
(06-15-2019, 04:43 AM)buzzawak Wrote: Thanks handy to know this is available

Its available. But you need to keep it only for experimentation purposes or for low traffic sites. My experience with them is pretty bad. Once the traffic gets high they might take it back or even sell it.
#10
(07-07-2019, 04:20 PM)binil Wrote: Its available. But you need to keep it only for experimentation purposes or for low traffic sites. My experience with them is pretty bad. Once the traffic gets high they might take it back or even sell it.
I can confirm this strange behavior. Be careful with it and use it only for testing.
Otherwise your domain is gone and you have no more control about it.
#11
But what I know, it's really hard to get on etc Google using free domains from Freenom?
#12
(07-10-2019, 01:38 PM)luqz Wrote: But what I know, it's really hard to get on etc Google using free domains from Freenom?
I don't know for sure, but since Freenom doesn't have a good reputation with their FREE domains, maybe the free domains aren't universally supported in the same way as a TLD domain. What I mean to say is it's not only a Google "thing" but people in general don't take dot.tk or other similar Freenom domains seriously. So it's not ideal if you want to make a good impression with your Website, to use a Freenom free domain. Better to go for the expense of a more respected TLD.

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#13
(07-11-2019, 04:51 AM)Genesis Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 01:38 PM)luqz Wrote: But what I know, it's really hard to get on etc Google using free domains from Freenom?
I don't know for sure, but since Freenom doesn't have a good reputation with their FREE domains, maybe the free domains aren't universally supported in the same way as a TLD domain. What I mean to say is it's not only a Google "thing" but people in general don't take dot.tk or other similar Freenom domains seriously. So it's not ideal if you want to make a good impression with your Website, to use a Freenom free domain. Better to go for the expense of a more respected TLD. 

Yea that's true.
And also I have seen alot of fishing and scam websites that are using Freenom's free domains :/
  




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