So the title says it all…it kinda sucks as I was using these domains to demo stuff to people. Months into the demoing…and a week off to the decision…the domains get suspended…those bastards don’t even give a reason nor a way to reach out and solve it.
So there ya go folks…free stuff is lovely isn’t it?
I enjoy doing it as it helps to keep the place a bit cleaner and easier to digest. At the same time however, it could be argued that some personality could be lost due to edits made by someone else. This is half of the reason that I only ever edit opening posts for new threads.
Yeah, I’ve heard of them doing this with the free domains and have even experienced this myself. They took a domain back from me when I was using it before. Contacted support and never got a response. Figured someone made an offer on it or it got so many dns hits that they were going to try and sell it (*takes off tinfoil hat*)
Yeah, I’ve seen this happen too. Never rely on Freenom for any ‘serious’ projects.
Note that with Freenom, you don’t actually own the domain name. They own it. You’re just licensing it from them, and they’re free to revoke that license at any time for any reason (or for no reason at all). That’s all in the terms of service, which of course you read when you signed up, right? Right?
There’s a few TLDs that have cheap registration and renewal… Check https://tld-list.com/ and just get one of those cheap ones. You could get a nice short domain and just use subdomains for each one of your projects.
Freenom also suspended some .tk domains I had with them, however they always sent notice. Support usually replied pretty fast and I usually would call them via phone if I needed something where they were quick to help So not all that negative from my experience
I know, yet they choose to suspend the domains I am actively using instead of the ones I’m not
Funny thing, they once emailed me about the impending suspension of a domain for the lack of activity, yet they never followed thru.
As for the couple they did suspend, I only got to know about it after they were suspended. So no heads up.
I’m still a bit of a hassle, but oh well… Lesson learned.
Ah, that’s a shame then.
Suspending active domains is not good. While one could argue that you get what you pay for, it’s still not nice to provide a free service and then start pulling it out of sudden.
IMO they should either fix this, or stop providing free domains at all.