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Freenom on its way out for me!

#31
haha freenom is so good compared to other websites, it provides free unlimited domains (selected ones)
#32
Freenom takes away your domain once it becomes popular. It's unfair, but listed in the Terms and Conditions. Also, don't bother registering .com domains on Freenom. It is unreliable and is still not the cheapest domain registar, even though it claims that the domains that they sell are "cost price".
#33
I wonder if this Freenom taking domains thingy is true. I have been using 2 Freenom domain since last March and I haven't had a problem so far. I know there are 2 points when they take domains back. If you don't renew your domain then they take it back. Yes even you get the domain for free you need to renew it end of each year. Also if they find you keep the domain without hosting then also they take the domain back.
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#34
(07-24-2017, 04:21 PM)xdude Wrote: I wonder if this Freenom taking domains thingy is true. I have been using 2 Freenom domain since last March and I haven't had a problem so far. I know there are 2 points when they take domains back. If you don't renew your domain then they take it back. Yes even you get the domain for free you need to renew it end of each year. Also if they find you keep the domain without hosting then also they take the domain back.
I've been using Freenom for many years and the taking of domains go through spurts with regard to the two categories you mentioned. You've omitted one category though, which for Freenom is even more important than not having a Website on the domain. Which is if the domain has become popular to the extent of attracting X traffic. Think the latter one is what gets people upset. They put lots of effort to create a popular new domain and SEO it and just when the going is getting really good Freenom claims it back for a price. That is however covered by Freenom in their rules and basically the reason Freenom is doing this. Getting people to add new domains and add value to the domains. As long as one doesn't use the domains as primary domains and make sure they don't attract too much traffic, also make sure they're renewed when they should be and have REAL content on them, one should be OK with the domains. I use my Freenom domains mostly to park Websites, to experiment and to have fun. As soon as it becomes slightly more serious I change to a TDL or if it is slightly less serious one of those .88C domains. Some of my Freenom domains are years and years old. Some of them have been lost due to not renewing them on time, but then when I applied again, they were still available for free and I was able to reregister them.

#35
Wow, I never knew freenom had these problems. I was also looking into a free domain and found many websites that offered a .tk domain but I honestly got so tired of those and the .tk domain just doesn't look professional at all for some reason to me. So, I found the "wonderful" freenom which apparently offered 5 free kinds of domains and I have been using this .ml domain for a while now and it is working great! Once I get my website fully up and running, I might have to switch to a paid domain. I recently watched a video where I showed that the country who owns the .tk domain is a tiny island with not a lot of money and that they are getting paid for companies wanting to use the .tk domain and apparently that is the island's main source of funding.
#36
I couldn't register a free domain when I tried today. freenom just kept showing "not available" for anything I typed, even if I put in a load of random letters, so they still have problems...
Best pay for a domain or use a host that has a cool domain name!
#37
(01-07-2020, 08:16 AM)1peter1 Wrote: I couldn't register a free domain when I tried today. freenom just kept showing "not available" for anything I typed, even if I put in a load of random letters, so they still have problems...
Best pay for a domain or use a host that has a cool domain name!

I went through the same experience a few weeks too. I was able to get into my account, but when I tried to register a domain it would take me right through the process and then right at the end say something didn't work.

I was very happy though when it worked three weeks ago. In my case it was a VPN that did it - could be that Freenom is blocking some countries. And also to make sure that your registration information is up to date and exactly matches your location.

#38
(01-07-2020, 09:22 PM)Genesis Wrote:
(01-07-2020, 08:16 AM)1peter1 Wrote: I couldn't register a free domain when I tried today. freenom just kept showing "not available" for anything I typed, even if I put in a load of random letters, so they still have problems...
Best pay for a domain or use a host that has a cool domain name!

I went through the same experience a few weeks too. I was able to get into my account, but when I tried to register a domain it would take me right through the process and then right at the end say something didn't work.

I was very happy though when it worked three weeks ago. In my case it was a VPN that did it - could be that Freenom is blocking some countries. And also to make sure that your registration information is up to date and exactly matches your location.

Ugh.VPN didn't work for me but as I am happy with my .gigapages.net second-level domain ,there isn't much urgency for me to apply for freenom domains.

It is ok to build some experimental websites on these domains,but you shouldn't use freenom for long-lasting websites like blogs,UNLESS you can make sure you remember to renew your domain within 14 days before expiry and if you applied 12 months at once,chances are narrow that you can successfully renew your domain on time.You may just forget it.

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#39
Freenom in my opinion is great for personal use as well as testing stuff, but not a good idea for commercial use where money is involve.
Like others have mention on this thread they will shutdown domains for whatever reasons.
If you want peace of mind it is best to stick with paid domains like namecheap.com (my favorite go to for TLD's).

 
(02-15-2020, 03:14 AM)mazl Wrote: shouldn't use freenom for long-lasting websites like blogs,UNLESS you can make sure you remember to renew your domain within 14 days before expiry and if you applied 12 months at once,chances are narrow that you can successfully renew your domain on time.You may just forget it.
I use Mozilla Thunderbird Mail, it has a built-in calendar program. All my recurring bills and expirations like freenom are on the calendar. I used to forget renewing domains now I don't. Cool
#40
I use Freenom mostly for when i need a domain for gaming related stuff. It's free and that's the best part. You just register a domain for 1 year and most of the time I don't need the domain much longer to be honest. Had simular issues with Freenom, well, not with Freenom but with it's previous dot.tk. There I had the issues as described in first post and was always able to keep the domains active though. No real issues have occured the past year or so...
  




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