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#11
I don't have any issues with my Freenom domains. Haven't had any since when I first started using dot.tk in 2010 or thereabouts. When Freenom took dot.tk over, the service improved in leaps and bounds. DNS propagates almost immediately after I have registered a new domain. Could be I'm just lucky, or maybe there was a problem at one point in Freenom's history just after it took over dot.tk and Freenom then got a bad rap that people haven't forgiven it for yet. But from my own personal use point of view I'm a satisfied user.
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#12
@deanhills
The problems usually don't show up until you get a decent amount of daily traffic on your domain. Just around 3 years ago, I lost a domain because I was using it to host an img sig for another forum. Probably hit a few thousand hits a day which made them take it and put ads on it.

It doesn't matter if you only use it for really small traffic sites though.

From what I heard, it still happens today. Honestly, it seems to be their business model.
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#13
(2018-04-29, 4:41:51 pm)Conan Wrote:  @deanhills
The problems usually don't show up until you get a decent amount of daily traffic on your domain. Just around 3 years ago, I lost a domain because I was using it to host an img sig for another forum. Probably hit a few thousand hits a day which made them take it and put ads on it.

It doesn't matter if you only use it for really small traffic sites though.

From what I heard, it still happens today. Honestly, it seems to be their business model.

You're right @Conan.  It is their business model.  I'm sure that's in the contract too.  Bottom line if we have a Freenom domain we're not the registered user of the domain.  Freenom always stays the registered user and we only get to loan the domain from them.  So as "land lord" they get to make the rules.  If one gets serious traffic it means revenue for them, so it is in their interest to take it back.  Their rules are interesting reading:
http://www.freenom.com/en/doc_tcfree_freenom_v0110.pdf

But yes agreed, if one has a serious Website, then one should get a serious domain of which one is the registrant and has full control over.  These days with how cheap some of the domains are it's not impossible to get a domain - like it is much easier than before when domains first started to take off.
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