I'm planning to purchase mine for a year and hopefully Frihost can take care of the succeeding years with the 350 coins I'm still going to amass.
I have a feeling though the 'free domain' service offered by Frihost is backfiring financially. Then again, I haven't exactly gauged this site's profitability.
But if he didn't allocate free domains previously then he should have saved enough money to give enough free domains for everyone.
It just doesn't seem fair for some people especially for those who think frihost is better than other webhosts because they're offering free domains for a few extra posts. It's like a scam. It lures people to post in the forums because of a good offer but only to realize after 400 posts that they were expecting for nothing.
Yeah I know, posting just for free webhost and some free domains seems a lame reason to be active in the forums because that would be insincere and would only encourage potential spamming. But still, it doesn't seem right. Frihost wins, earning some extra cash for an active community and a few members who made significant contributions look like fools because they took the bait.
400 posts is still 400 posts. That's already a huge contribution. Frihost can't say, that didn't helped a lot. Even if we say these members weren't sincere when they posted.
Still, I trust Bondings will do his responsibility. Or maybe it's about time to scrap the free domain service?
EDIT: I didn't read Bluedoll's post when I made this post but it seems we were thinking the same opinion on this one.
When I recommend Frihost I only do so for the free hosting. They have not yet proved that it's a good place for free domains and it has never been the reason for me to post. To be honest I rather spend my own money so I can get the registrar I want and be able to renew it myself. It feels much more safe that way. For the reputation of Frihost it is probably best to stop offering free domains if it can't offer a good service.
I just want to add that I did post (in the past) only because I wanted to contribute something and belong to a community. I did receive one free domain from Bondings and was grateful for receiving that as I never had my own web site before. It has now expired but that is ok, I think I will go on to other things anyway.
Though, I dont think getting something should be the only reason to get active in a community, I think it is nice to have a reward so thought offering something free was a good idea. I think a person can do both. Give into something and get rewarded too.
It would be good if you could do something for Frihost, Dean because I think there are still people that are interested in it.