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Confusing senseless sentence[edit]

The sentence This is made impossible by all other services impossible. doesn't make any sense and is very confusing. I have not removed it because it probably serves some purpose, but I do wonder what was meant by it. The sentence should either be removed or written in a way that makes sense. Michael%Sappir 13:51, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

I did a google search on "gumtree .tk" and "gumtree .tk spam" and I don't see any relevant results on the first page save this wikipedia article. I hope that should someone fail to include a cite for those statements they will be deleted as they are quite unencyclopedic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thane Eichenauer (talkcontribs) 20:48, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Out of date[edit]

Dot TK no longer run adverts. Someone should please correct this. Dthoreau (talk) 11:04, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

Sounds a lot more like "Complaints" to me.  Aar  ►  06:13, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Is there an easy way to block the entire .tk domain?[edit]

My virus program finds a lot of malware from the .tk domain, and they still won't take down paid for domains that are known malware vendors. I'd like to just block the whole thing.

I tried .tk in my hosts file but that didn't work, and it doesn't take wildcards like *.tk

Oh, the malware was at www2.megosave2.tk and about a dozen other variants.

See http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2010/05/eset-star-wars-dottk-and-rogues.html

Tokelau has yet to take it down. Maybe next year after two million more exploit-affected machines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.16.163.163 (talk) 21:40, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Just use my PAC filter at securemecca.com which has a built in block of the entire TK domain. Ignore my other comments. The TK domain people have quite a chore in keeping hacker abuse at bay and that is what they were doing. They have to periodically or constantly depending on your point of view come up with a new scheme to fight the hackers. It takes us malware blockers a little bit of time to figure it out some times. If your redirect doesn't go to malware then you should not be getting what you think is scammed. Their TOS explicitly states you can not use it for spam or redirects to malware. hhhobbit (talk) 07:25, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Uses frames for short urls[edit]

Dot tk uses frames for short urls and changes both the favicon and title of the site linked to. This promotes their site further and prevents short urls from being used on mobile sites even tho the site linked to might be a legit mobile site. —Preceding unsigned comment added by InSyda (talkcontribs) 22:17, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

No, the choice of frames is only a must for free registrations which chose not to provide e-mail addresses. -109.67.201.158 (talk) 12:59, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

availability[edit]

looks like most or all(?) of the shorter 2nd level .tk-domains (not talking about premium domains w/ 3chars or less) are not available even when you are willing to pay for it; they are part of Sedo's Domain Parking

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 15:14, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Scam?[edit]

Please do not add anything about .tk being a "scam" without reliable sources. This does not include blogs and forums.Jasper Deng (talk) 22:53, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Today .tk just de-registered my free domain from my profile, and put it out for sale as a paid domain, without any warning. I suppose they did it because I had increased the link value of "my" domain beyond a certain threshold over the past years. So it seems I've been doing voluntary work for them for many years, without even realizing it. I know about WP's NOR policy, so I'm not going to add anything to the article, but they certainly seem to behave like scammers. Starting to get fed up with the whole DNS circus. - Soulkeeper (talk) 16:08, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 8 April 2012[edit]

hi dot.tk has released a new document about the Terms and conditions of a .tk domain name and here is the link http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcfree_v360.pdf please correct the article by replacing the previous document (v350) with the new one (v360)

Firstroad (talk) 07:01, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

 Done Thanks for improving Wikipedia! mabdul 07:38, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

The new Terms and Conditions document states, in 10.1. Minimum Use Requirements, "As of March 1st 2012, no minimum use requirements are enforced. As long as you renew your FREE DOMAIN in a timely manner, you may continue to use the FREE DOMAIN." This is currently not reported in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.59.65.119 (talk) 08:51, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

There is a case of RAS syndrome in this article. "full DNS nameservice" should just be "full DNS" as it is repetitive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.144.114.13 (talk) 21:46, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Editor note:: Done, but please use {{edit semi-protected}} in the future. Thanks. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 16:11, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect percentage?`[edit]

Under the "Abuse" section, the following is written: ".tk domains logged 2533 of 11768 (~4.65%) total phishing attacks in the latter half of 2010 Internet-wide."

Unless I'm mistaken or there's missing information, 2533 of 11768 is around 21%. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.167.181.159 (talk) 00:00, 26 July 2013 (UTC)


SCAM![edit]

http://dottkscam.blogspot.com/

please let us warn others about this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.236.198.181 (talk) 17:19, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Domain limit[edit]

There's no three domain limit. For example I have seven domains registered on dot.tk (and, yes, none of them are for spamming). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 177.1.95.232 (talk) 20:01, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 7 September 2013[edit]

Please, remove "In order to ensure that names are being used, there is a minimum usage policy of 25 hits in 90 days" as this rule was removed on early 2012 by http://wiki.tk/25-unique-visitor-requirement-explained.

The only requirement on dot.tk is that the domain have a active website (http://www.dot.tk/en/dottk_pressrelease_12272011_en.pdf, first page, first paragraph of the "Safest domain extension" section).

Also remove "up to three domain names free of charge" because current Terms and Conditions (http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcfree_v360.pdf, on "Introduction", 5th line) say: "You have registered with us to receive from one (1) to an unlimited number of FREE internet domain names"

Also users can access their Domain Panel (http://my.dot.tk/cgi-bin/domainpanel.taloha) that says (sadly it requires a account): "Dot TK allows you to register an unlimited number of FREE domains and an unlimited number of PAID domain names." 189.10.35.121 (talk) 17:05, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Done Thanks, Celestra (talk) 02:42, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Blacklisted Links Found on the Main Page[edit]

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Below is a list of links that were found on the main page:

  • http://www.dot.tk
    Triggered by \bdot\.tk\b on the global blacklist
  • http://www.dot.tk/
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  • http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_disputepolicy_v300.pdf
    Triggered by \bdot\.tk\b on the global blacklist
  • http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcfree_v360.pdf
    Triggered by \bdot\.tk\b on the global blacklist
  • http://www.dot.tk/en/policies.html
    Triggered by \bdot\.tk\b on the global blacklist
  • http://www.tweak.tk
    Triggered by \btweak\.tk\b on the global blacklist

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