Thank you for sharing this with us. But I think that this domain appears unprofessional. Having an indication that your domain name is free does not look very nice. But I am still going to consider using this domain when it gets released. By the way, have you heard of alternative DNS roots such as Opennic? They are alternatives of the official DNS system.
if it is available in the end of 2013 that is too much long.
you can get a domain name in minutes in dot.tk for free without waiting that long.
I know i got .tk domain, just want to share this one... I agree .free don't look professional, but i'm just big fan of "free" like free operating systems (ubuntu activist) free software, and why not free domain.
Hopefully, .free domains wouldn't require any personal information as I believe in anonymity on the Internet although I doubt this belief because people can do bad things when they are anonymous.
There is a website hosting called: Host39.com that offers a .host39.com hosting account with unlimited email accounts, unlimited space and much much more. Also I use to have accounts through Iwebs.ws where they offered the same features, Also there is another one called freehostingcloud.com that also offers similar features.
I hope it's not going to take 2013/2014, it'd really be a blessing if the .free extension is released in the middle of the summer no later than fall.
Thank you for sharing this one but it's so long time for waiting.
Timeline Expected date
Preregistration of .free domains Available!
General availability / .free domains online 2013/2014
preregister now and get the .free in 2014, not a good offer mind you
I think the pre-registration of the .free domain is a little misleading.. but, I submitted a couple of tld's that I might end up registering as the service becomes available anyway.
If you have good project dont use free domain. When your page is very popular ,registrar disconect your domain. Better ,you buy domain com is good,info or any other payed domain. For good project you must have good domain.Domain is cheap 5$ - 15$./y