I had a hosting client tell me that they could get domain names registered for free through some sort of non-profit type organization of techies. I know that there are free DNS services out there, but does anyone know of free Domain Name registers?
If there's no such thing as a COMPLETELY free lunch, then even a .TK domain isn't COMPLETELY free, in the sense that you have to provide trafic and entirely comply with their rules.
You wouldn't have to if you paid for it.
I don't know about a less attractive .com.ru dom.
Even I would provide free domains to people if they do something useful for me.
And actually registering a domain is so damn cheap if you just need that, I wouldn't even bother.
Unless it's because someone has no means of payment or other specific problem of course.
If you are pleased with a subdomain, register a free .eu.org which works like a real domain: no expiries, no traffic demands, ... You can point it to any nameserver.
Why would .com.ru be less attractive ? It's .com with two characters behind it. I'm sure lot of people find it easier to remind than .tk (after all, there are lot more people that know Russia than there are people that know Tokelau )
I recently posted a reply to this thread which did not advertise anything, but apparently it was deleted. My apologies that it broke one of the rules... but I don't know which one. Oh well.
Anyway, allow me to agree: of course nobody would give you a domain name for nothing. but if by "free" you mean no monetary cost, then some do (as mentioned above). However, there's no such thing as a free lunch you do nothing for.
Why would .com.ru be less attractive ? It's .com with two characters behind it. I'm sure lot of people find it easier to remind than .tk (after all, there are lot more people that know Russia than there are people that know Tokelau
Dear Gerrit, the reason why I say that .com.ru is less attractive is that it doesn't really matter if it's about Russia or Tokelau, because it's about the extra dot between com and ru.
Also, it's 2 letters against 5, a little easier to remember and much easier to write.
I really don't know the requirements to get a .com.ru, but for a .tk it works out very easy, and the forwarding is working ok.
Maybe you can say more about a com.ru.
Anyway IMHO .rs would have been better than .ru, but that's not a big deal.