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Author Topic: .Free domain names are free? What is catch?  (Read 2496 times)
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« on: January 20, 2012, 06:49:37 PM »

Not sure what this is all about - just heard about it today - but they appear to be preregistering .free domain names. For free. I'm assuming there must be a catch...but none is obvious at this point (to me). I joined...perhaps foolishly...and no apparent evil manifested immediately.

Anybody heard anything about this??
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 07:02:33 PM »

They being who?
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 07:09:47 PM »

http://www.dotfree.com/ I assume?

Free stuff online without ads is not rare...not sure what I can say about this one
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 07:22:34 PM »

Correct, sorry its been a weird day.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 07:29:45 PM »

It doesn't seem to guarantee you the domain.  Go back and try "Pre-Register" the same domains while logged out ^_^ (If your using dotfree.com btw)
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 08:38:09 PM »

Great way to harvest information for spam. Thmbsup

Password can only be 12 characters max. . . huh thumb down

General availability: November 2013. That's almost 2 years from now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 09:19:07 PM »

Great way to harvest information for spam. Thmbsup

Yes, but the promised not to... (hehe)

Password can only be 12 characters max. . . huh thumb down

With very limited special characters allowed ... Yeish! (agreed)

General availability: November 2013. That's almost 2 years from now.

Meh, it'll probably take me that long to figure out what to do with the domains.  cheesy


I guess I'll be Guinea Pigging this one ... and will let you know if/when my mail server explodes.  ohmy
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 09:26:37 PM »

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I guess I'll be Guinea Pigging this one ... and will let you know if/when my mail server explodes.

I used an alias e-mail to signup...If they decide to spam me, its a simple case of delete and move on tongue
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 09:36:52 PM »

pr0n.free  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 09:40:46 PM »

pr0n.free  Grin

That means the lack of pr0n. Surely you wanted pr0n4.free ?
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 09:43:00 PM »

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I guess I'll be Guinea Pigging this one ... and will let you know if/when my mail server explodes.

I used an alias e-mail to signup...If they decide to spam me, its a simple case of delete and move on tongue

That too is an idea. But I've actually started to enjoy the spam a bit now that it helps me plan my day. Oh look a new and clever infected attachment scam ...Don't try to start anything new... It's gonna be a busy day for tech support. smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 09:44:14 PM »

pr0n.free  Grin

That means the lack of pr0n. Surely you wanted pr0n4.free ?

oops good point cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 09:46:48 PM »

pr0n.free  Grin

Hay! That's a good one ... But it's taken now...
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 09:47:53 PM »

pr0n.free  Grin

That means the lack of pr0n. Surely you wanted pr0n4.free ?

oops good point cheesy

Damn...
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