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busaboss
Hey guys, I just found out that the domain co.cc is finally back on google search engine. You can check it out by typing "site:co.cc" in google. So I'm thinking I can use it for my blog if I host my account here in frihost but is that safe? I'm afraid that one day all my hardwork will be gone but I still don't have money to buy my own domain so I'm looking for domains that are free. Any suggestions?
loremar
A typical suggestion would be .tk. It's a free top level domain and it's short. But I personally wouldn't advise it. I currently have a .tk site that is parked somewhere by dot.tk and currently removed from my account. I use to heard these rumors where .tk parks your site when you finally get enough traffic. I guess its true. However, maybe you can use it as shortening url where you forward .tk to your main site.

There's also .co.nr. But you can only use url forwarding and should place reciprocal link in your site. Others are .co.nz. .co.tv. and eu.org. You can also use your subdomain in frihost e.g. yoursite.frihost.org. There's no difference since you're just using second level domain with them. I personally go for the subdomain of my trusted host, frihost. And use other free domains for shortening by forwarding them.

Oh! Did I forgot to mention?
You can actually get top level domains of your choice like .com, .org, .net, if you gather at least 350 coins here in Frihost. Bondings will give you a Godaddy coupon code if you request for it in your Account page. And when the domain expires you can request for a renewal if you have enough coins. In fact, I myself have a .org site by just earning 350 coins here. And I already have 600 coins which I can use to renew my domain.

So if you don't have money to buy a domain of your own. Then the best option you have is Frihost. You can't find that elsewhere in the internet. You just have to work hard posting in the forums and you'll get free top level domains. Very Happy
busaboss
So when I only use those domains for URL forwarding I wouldn't need to worry about it because it will not be taken away from me?

From your suggestions above which is the best? And hey I didn't notice that we are both from the Philippines. Glad to meet you. Smile
loremar
You can use URL redirects as back-up. So if you're worried because you don't want to loss your hard work, then you can just point multiple urls to one site(any domain, preferably the domain service you trust). If you loss one url, then you still have reserves. You can build links in all these urls to get traffic from all of them. In short, if you can't keep one url, then go get more. Very Happy

The best choice obviously is to get 350 coins fast now. Very Happy
Nothing's better than a .com/.org/.net of your own. Wink
Go make more posts in Frihost. But don't spam!

Yes! Pinoy Power! Very Happy
Pomelete
Yes, Google has decided to index co.cc again.

Good for them Very Happy
busaboss
loremar wrote:
You can use URL redirects as back-up. So if you're worried because you don't want to loss your hard work, then you can just point multiple urls to one site(any domain, preferably the domain service you trust). If you loss one url, then you still have reserves. You can build links in all these urls to get traffic from all of them. In short, if you can't keep one url, then go get more. Very Happy

The best choice obviously is to get 350 coins fast now. Very Happy
Nothing's better than a .com/.org/.net of your own. Wink
Go make more posts in Frihost. But don't spam!

Yes! Pinoy Power! Very Happy



Well, I'm being active in this forum and I think it will take time for me to get that 350 coins. What is the maximum number of coins can a member get for a day? I got 60 points yesterday but it only gave me 10 coins? I really want a .com domain but I can't really afford it now because I'm still a student. Sad
loremar
busaboss wrote:

Well, I'm being active in this forum and I think it will take time for me to get that 350 coins. What is the maximum number of coins can a member get for a day? I got 60 points yesterday but it only gave me 10 coins? I really want a .com domain but I can't really afford it now because I'm still a student. Sad

Yes, it's not for the faint hearted. It took me 4 months to earn me 350 coins. So if you're someone who don't see yourself posting in the forums everyday, it doesn't seem like very practical and you might burn out after a while. It could seem like your wasting your time just to get a domain name. It's better to get a job and buy a domain yourself. But if you've learned to love the forums and realize that you're getting something productive out of it, learning new things, and realize it's a good hobby, then I think it would be easy for you to earn 350 coins. All you have to do is spill out your mind and get a lot of points as much as you can. You can't find anywhere in the internet where they give away domain names for free just by actively participating.

By the way, if you want.com you'll probably need more than 350 coins. The best that you can get from 350 coins is a .org. And the renewal price is usually more. It really depends how much the price is in Godaddy.

Also watch out for Contests section, you'll get coins from it sometimes. Also in the Marketplace section, some members give away coins for some tasks.
busaboss
Then if that is the case, I need to try harder but I will never give up because I love forums and it is also my hobby to actively participate in some of them.

Regarding the domain, how much does a .com domain cost? Thank you very much for answering all of my questions. Smile
loremar
A .com currently costs $12.99 in Godaddy plus ICANN fee so total would be about $13. Bondings gave me a coupon worth about $7. Which means to get a .com, you'll probably need twice 350 coins, which means that will probably take you about 8 months to earn. The cost to renew is also $12.99. You're lucky if they are on sale or find a coupon somewhere in the internet.

I looked into Godaddy and it seems a .org renewal actually costs $14.99. When I registered it, it was only $7, probably it was on sale. I didn't know a .org costs more than a .com. I guess, I suggest you get either a .com or .info. .info is cheapest, $11.99/year and currently it's on sale $2.99 for 1st yr registration.

Anyways, if you decided to stay with Frihost, I hope you enjoy.

Shhh *whisper*There's also one thing. When I asked for a domain request, it also took me 4 months to get approved and have my coupon. Others didn't seemed to have that problem, and Bondings seemed to be busy last year. So yeah, I hope you get luckier than me. Wink However, it came to be an advantage to me because I already have 600 coins, I'll probably have more than enough before my domain expires.

Anyways, I didn't have a problem with the whole thing because it proved to be a worthwhile experience learning lots of new things.
busaboss
So that means I really have to participate actively in this forum. Good thing I found this frihost forum cool and amusing. This is not really hard after all because I am already familiar with it. It just needs a huge amount of time.


Are you hosted here in frihost? What kind of site do you have? May I take a look? I'm still not hosted because I am still uncertain if I will move and use a free domain. But I'm also worried that I might lose my traffic. I hope I will be lucky to get one right away. Or receive a work to get some money.
Bondings
@loremar, there are usually coupons available for domains on GoDaddy (including renewals which are a bit more expensive), so the prices you mentioned can be reduced a bit. However for users the price should not matter, I create a coupon for the current price of the domain registration/renewal (url with coupon included usually) and it is always 350 coins. By the way, you don't have to request a .com domain, there are other extensions possible. However for .co.uk you need to register 2 years at once (700 coins), as GoDaddy only does it that way.

And my apologies about the long delay. The system is quite a bit messy at the moment and GoDaddy changed its prices.
busaboss
Bondings wrote:
@loremar, there are usually coupons available for domains on GoDaddy (including renewals which are a bit more expensive), so the prices you mentioned can be reduced a bit. However for users the price should not matter, I create a coupon for the current price of the domain registration/renewal (url with coupon included usually) and it is always 350 coins. By the way, you don't have to request a .com domain, there are other extensions possible. However for .co.uk you need to register 2 years at once (700 coins), as GoDaddy only does it that way.

And my apologies about the long delay. The system is quite a bit messy at the moment and GoDaddy changed its prices.


Hey, thanks for the clarification sir Bondings. Regarding the delay, I believe it is fine for sir loremar and he is still very thankful of it. So the real target for now is 350 coins. I don't care how long it will take because I am just fine participating in forums. And in other forums I do it for free so why not. Thank you very much again sir Bondings for your clear explanation. You're really such a nice guy. Very Happy
futurcat
I'll try the .co.cc domain and let you know how it works.
sysna
back on indexing in google is a good news but the important problem that most people are now facing is that .co.cc is known as a dangerous domain by ESET smartsecurity, so those who have this software installed can't see any .co.cc website without turning it off.
darknova
busaboss wrote:
Hey guys, I just found out that the domain co.cc is finally back on google search engine. You can check it out by typing "site:co.cc" in google. So I'm thinking I can use it for my blog if I host my account here in frihost but is that safe? I'm afraid that one day all my hardwork will be gone but I still don't have money to buy my own domain so I'm looking for domains that are free. Any suggestions?


yes it true
Code:
https://www.co.cc/
andro_king
Yes, Google has finally decided to index co.cc on its search engine.. I myself have a domain registered at .co.cc and .tk which i use for url forwarding to my site which is hosted in frihost(have crossed plenty of free hosting,but frihost is the BEST) .. But indeed having your own domain name registered like top level domain(.com,.org,etc) will give you most preferences in the web world..You will have many advantages of having an own domain than sub domains .. So try to register your own domain as soon as you start to get more traffic..Wink
Josso
orly - what was their original reason for doing that? Can't remember... I always use .co.nr for free domains.
zaxacongrejo
co.cc as gone now cant find them anymore
numed2012db
co.cc has apparently closed down. But of course there are many other free domain providers that you can get out there.

Cu.CC

Code:
http://www.cu.cc/

You can register up to 100 cu.cc domain names for free. They offer free DNS service with full MX, A, CNAME and SOA records as well. There is also an affiliate program in place through which you can make money by referring your friends. They have 24 hour abuse report response policy which is very good for a free domain service.

Uni.me

Code:
http://uni.me/

What earlier used to be CZ.CC has now reborn as Uni.me. You can register unlimited number of free domains with uni.me extension but be sure to use it on a ready made website since they automatically close your account if your site doesn't get visits for 10 days

Smartdots
Code:
http://www.smartdots.com/

They provide more than 40 .tc sub domains, URL redirection, cloaking and full DNS management services for free. One of their most popular sub domain is .net.tc. Unlike new free domain providers that come up every once in a while, Smartdots which is a sub-service of Interdots has been around since always, so their service is used by many.

Others

Here is a list of other free sub domain providers. Go through their site to learn about them in detail. As mentioned earlier, only the ones that are indexed by Google are listed here.

Quote:
Suffix Registrar’s website
.eu.org http://www.eu.org/
.za.pl http://www.za.pl/
.usa.cc http://www.freeavailabledomains.com/en/
.zik.dj http://www.venez.fr/
.free http://www.dotfree.com/
.de.gg http://www.europnic.com/us/start/
.cc.cc http://www.cc.cc/
.de.vu http://www.nic.de.vu/us/join/
.us.pn http://www.popnic.com/
.at.vc http://www.neunic.com/us/start/
.int.tf http://www.unonic.com/
.eu.mn http://www.mediadots.com/
.de.lv http://www.lavanic.com/us/start/
.biz.ly http://www.biz.ly/
.com.co.in http://www.com.co.in
.co.nr http://www.freedomain.co.nr/
johans
i have use co.cc before and i transferred to dot.tk - base on my experience dot.tk is more reliable than co.cc - I have been 2 years in dot.tk and it works perfect for me.

For free registration you can visit below link:

http://www.dot.tk/en/index.html?lang=en
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