Should you use Free Domain TLD like .tk?

Alexander

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Very rarely you would come accross a forum which has a funny domain such .tk or .co.cc and so on.
Do you think its ok to have such domains at start and then move to better domain tld?

I think its not right in any case to have these free subdomains as it look awful. It kind of gives bad impression to users, that the owner is not willing to be there for longer period.
And also since domain these days are going for peanuts, why bother with free subdomains.
 

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Such local TLDs are better than Web 2.0 addresses. Nowadays, you can even optimize the LTLDSs to compete with the Top Level Domains. All that is required is optimization of the domain names and the content in your site.
 
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Very rarely you would come accross a forum which has a funny domain such .tk or .co.cc and so on.
Do you think its ok to have such domains at start and then move to better domain tld?

I think its not right in any case to have these free subdomains as it look awful. It kind of gives bad impression to users, that the owner is not willing to be there for longer period.
And also since domain these days are going for peanuts, why bother with free subdomains.
 
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I remember many years ago I did try to use those domain extensions and it was always the same result; failure. No one ever thinks of the extension ".tk". It looks awful, and just overall bad for seo.
 

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Since spammers and scammers are using dot tk, this free domain has got a bad name for itself. Therefore, people do not give much attention to the website using this domain extension. However, if you want to test something, you can try.
 

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If you want to switch to another domain, why should you try dot tk, dot co etc. Choose the most appropriate domain name and settle on the domain you have bought. This is my strategy
 

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I wouldn't advise anyone to make use of any of those free domains extension like TK because they are not popular and they wouldn't command any respect nor drive traffic to any website that uses them as they are not popular amongst people on the internet.
 

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After dot com, the most registered domain is dot tk. This is a free domain, there are a lot of other free domains. Since these domains are highly abused people do not recommend using them
 

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After dot com, the most registered domain is dot tk. This is a free domain, there are a lot of other free domains. Since these domains are highly abused people do not recommend using them
The fact that this TK is actually the most popular domain name after dot-com makes it a good domain name that I am considering buying a domain with them.
 

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The fact that this TK is actually the most popular domain name after dot-com makes it a good domain name that I am considering buying a domain with them.
Actually dot tk is a free domain, which means you can use it for free, no need to pay money. If you want this domain, do to freenom.com and register the domain
 

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Actually dot tk is a free domain, which means you can use it for free, no need to pay money. If you want this domain, do to freenom.com and register the domain
Oh thanks for this information and I will definitely make use of this to buy a free domain from this domain extension because I have been looking for something of this nature.
 

Justin

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Dot com is the most registered domain. After dot com the most registered domain extension is dot tk. Perhaps that is because it is a free domain extension
 

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I did once register dot tk domain for my name. I was trying to see whether the free domain will rank on search engines or not. However, I never built a site.
 
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