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    (Original post by mangoh)
    Is there a website that offers free domains?

    such as .co.uk/.com/.net (or anything else that looks good)

    currently have .cu.cc
    Not the most attractive domains.

    .tk is the shortest ending domain you can get.

    .co.uk and .org.uk domains would only set you back £2-3/year though (http://www.123-reg.co.uk)
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    (Original post by DarkWhite)
    Not the most attractive domains.

    .tk is the shortest ending domain you can get.

    .co.uk and .org.uk domains would only set you back £2-3/year though (http://www.123-reg.co.uk)
    That website is showing at least £4-5/month!

    (Original post by mangoh)
    just got a .co.uk for free
    How so? Do I smell a troll?
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    just got a .co.uk for free
    Please explain...

    I had to pay for mine. :eek:
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    (Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
    That website is showing at least £4-5/month!
    Shows £2.99/yr for .co.uk for me (sorry, huge image):

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    (Original post by DarkWhite)
    Shows £2.99/yr for .co.uk for me (sorry, huge image):

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    Thanks, that's fair enough, I didn't have that ad on mine, unless you went to a specific area under one of the sub-headings. Interesting, any terms on it?
    Becuase they're selling only 5 web pages if you want a personal website at £4/month
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    just got a .co.uk for free
    Link.
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    (Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
    How so? Do I smell a troll?
    (Original post by Scott1541)
    Please explain...

    I had to pay for mine. :eek:
    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Link.
    The guy's obviously trolling. He's unable to use google and asks TSR for everything that could've been answered with a simple+quick google search. I'll be surprised if he found some dodgy site with his google skills. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ak137)
    The guy's obviously trolling. He's unable to use google and asks TSR for everything that could've been answered with a simple+quick google search. I'll be surprised if he found some dodgy site with his google skills. :rolleyes:
    Haha, I would've thought so. And him waiting for a response with a 5-6 hour delay to reply.
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    The only way to get a premium domain such as .com or .co.uk for free is buy joining a community and buying one with online credits.

    http://namepros.com you could buy domains with NP there, I'm sure they still do this.

    http://www.frihost.com/forums/ You can also get one here
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    With .co.uk, you have to buy it for 2 years unlike 1 year with the other top level domains so it comes to £6. I also suspect you don't get a proper WHOIS opt out with .co.uk. I don't think you pay for WHOIS opt out, it might be free with that particular domain but it's only a partial opt out.

    And if you're getting figures per month, you're probably looking at hosting options. You can get free hosting like you can say free domains, which has its own disadvantages.
    Thanks for replying.
    What is WHOIS by the way?
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    Lol see link below


    See link below


    See link below


    LOL I ain't that thick!


    Nah rapid response... see link below




    lies...


    see link below and it does indeed work but it isn't that great if you want a website for over a year!

    Read the FAQs ---> http://www.gbbo.co.uk/help

    Free for a year blah blah but still good though
    Then https://www.yola.com/gbbo?__utma=1.7...utmk=143006773

    Read left handside in above link.

    It's not great if you want a business website but if you just want to make a blog or do college/uni mini project then it's pretty cool
    Eh? You mad!?

    I'm not lying at all.

    Actually my first ever .com was FREE from namepros about 6 years ago when I started creating sites.

    I see this now though "NamePros is no longer offering domain name registrations or renewals. " However if you still get enough namepros currency you can sell the np for ££ and http://frihost.com offer free domains still if you post a lot


    (Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
    Thanks for replying.
    What is WHOIS by the way?
    http://who.is you can enter a domain and it will give you the registration details
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    (Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
    Thanks for replying.
    What is WHOIS by the way?
    WHOIS, very shortly, is a directory of domains, and who owns (or sometimes manages) a given domain.
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whois


    WOW never knew you pronounced it as "who is"

    I always tried "whos"




    Why am I mad? I registered purely for my college work... I didn't register to create a permanent website.
    You're mad for saying I was lying that you can get free domains from namepros and frihost.
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    (Original post by TheGrinningSkull)
    Thanks for replying.
    What is WHOIS by the way?
    WHOIS is basically like a telephone directory; people can look up your .com (.whatever) and see who has registered it - name, address, e-mail address, sometimes telephone number etc. WHOIS protection, which you can buy (or some places offer free with a domain name purchase) protects that information and gives only the address / contact details of the company doing the protecting, and a randomised email address from which contact attempts are forwarded to your real email address.

    Whether or not you need / want it, is really down to what sort of site it is, and how much privacy you want / need. I have a few sites and basically, on some, I'm active "as me" anyway (under my real name, personal information such as vaguely where I live available anyway, pictures, facebook links, etc.) and so it's not particularly useful / important on those, but on others, I definitely need the anonymity...

    So, it depends on what you're doing really, and who's likely to become obsessed with / hold a grudge against you for doing whatever you're doing. Or if you just like to stay anon online by default; a lot of people do.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Several websites will have a WHOIS search function. Type WHOIS in Google and do a search of some websites. It essentially lets you see the registration details of whoever owns a domain (name, address and phone number etc). There's an option to buy WHOIS privacy (opting out) usually for £10 whe you first get a domain. It replaces your details with the company's details. Like the domain, you have to pay a yearly fee if you want the privacy.
    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    WHOIS, very shortly, is a directory of domains, and who owns (or sometimes manages) a given domain.
    Ahh, okay, makes sense, thank you.

    Yea, I tried looking it up on Google and I couldn't make sense of the results XD. Even when I said "what is whois" I couldn't get a straight answer :L
    Now I do get a straight answer, hmm, it was 1am XD. Thanks
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    Is there a website that offers free domains?

    such as .co.uk/.com/.net (or anything else that looks good)

    currently have .cu.cc
    http://www.gbbo.co.uk/ Free .co.uk (at least it was when I used it).
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    read the thread :rolleyes:
    Haha, missed that. Glad you found it!
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    just got a .co.uk for free
    Usually places offering free domains / free hosting have terms that make it expensive in the long term. Often there's much higher costs for the following years or costs to transfer away from them. In this case however you might have found an interesting option. Although the terms do say it's only to be used for promoting your business so I guess they could delete your site if it's a personal site rather than a business.

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