List Of Free Domain Providers
Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:56 AM
Free domain providers:
FreeNOM - The company previously responsible for .tk is now also poviding free .cf, .ga and .ml domains. This is the only provider who offers free top level domains. But be warned,
.cu.cc - A popular free subdomain provider. They have been doing quite well in the last few years and have a neat referral program to earn some extra money.
.eu.org - Free subdomain with rather complicated registration procedure. But this provider has been around since 1996 and most likely will be around for a long time.
Free Available Domains - A clean, no nonsense provider with free subdomains of usa.cc, sxx.in, flu.cc, nut.cc, ibiz.cc, igg.biz and tld.cc.
nom.za - This is a special provider. The good news: nom.za domains are not free subdomains, they are valid third level domains just like .co.uk domains. The bad news: there are a lot of strings attached to managing a .nom.za domain, which you can find on their website (and are too extensive to be covered here).
Interdots is a company with many different "registrars" under them. Each registrar is responsible for a number of domains they provide subdomains for, with each registrar being responsible for a different top level domain. Except for their names and domains they offer, all registrars are almost the same so if you've tried one, you've tried them all.
nic.de.vu - providing free subomdains of various .vu, .tc and .ms domains
PopNIC - providing free subdomains with the .pn TLD
NeuNIC - providing free subdomains with the .vc TLD
HomeNIC - providing free subdomains with the .hm TLD
UNONIC - providing free subdomains with the .tf TLD
MediaDots - providing free subdomains with the .mn TLD
LavaNIC - providing free subdomains with the .lv TLD
FreeDNS is a service where people can submit their domains so other people can get subdomains from it. This community oriented nature means there are over 100,000 domains in there pool and many of them can be used to get free subdomains.
This list has been made possible using the list from http://getfreedomain.name/
Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:49 PM
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:20 PM
Free United http://www.freeunited.uk.tc
Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:52 PM
Good point, I split them into a seperate category. I also had some email correspondence with the guy behind getfreedomain.name, and he told me that .cu.cc / .ce.ms and all other free domain providers using the same software as .cz.cc are blocked from Google. Then I dug deeper and found out that I couldn't find any .net.tc or .tr.vu domains on Google. They are probably blocked too. That leaves only .tk as not blocked. Interesting.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:03 PM
Not many of the above offer that.
sorry guys - I meant to reply to the thread above - I hit "new topic" instead of "new reply". No meaning to spam and you're still invited to checkout the service though :-)
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:49 PM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:43 PM
Not big problem.
Thank you for providing this information.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:43 PM
The one thing, I don't quite like about smartdots.com - the XX.tc registrar, is, that they have a large blacklist of DNS servers. So, if you are happy with your host, that doesn't mean, you can use it, to host your domain, simply because the DNS servers are black-listed.
Anyway, as I have stated on www.freeunited.uk.tc, Google has declared war upon the free world. Any help to get the site alive would be greatly appreciated, thank you. Oh, and one more thing, those lists, regarding free hosts, are usually hopelessly out-dated, hence, no use at all. It has always been, and will always remain, a pain in the - you know where - to do your homework, searching, trying, errror-ing, etc.
Eventually, one will find a useful combination - if just to last for a while. In the end, more and more people are moving over to the classic, reliable paid hosting track. I am in the process myself. It's just not making any sense, to have your sites, coming up, and going down every now and then.
Free United http://www.freeunited.uk.tc
Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:16 AM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:39 PM
Anyway, a good way to find out whether a domain is blocked in Google is by searching "site:<domain extention>" (without quotes). If the domain isn't blocked, you will see random sites using that domain. If the domain is blocked, you will get no hits. I will have to check that for my list above.
Cydots.com (of the **.tc domains) is a subcompany of Interdots.com. Interdots owns like a dozen of such companies, all offering free domains (e.g. EuropNIC, Smartdots, JoyNIC and others). Some of their domains have been blocked by Google, others have not (use the tip above to check individual domains). A problem I encountered with the Interdots system is that they do not support CNAME-records. Use one, and you will be dropped on their website when accessing it.
Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:07 PM
Also, HelioHost deleted my hosting account (I can't log in anymore). Probably due to inactivity or forwarding traffic to my new website (with another hosting company (MY hosting company to be more precise)). This also means that I probably won't update this list anymore, so if you are looking for a good list, check GetFreeDomain.name for a nice list. And if you find anything missing in his list, use the contact form because the admin responds very well to good ideas.
Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:12 PM
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