Planning to create a website with one of this extension (.tk .ga .ml .cf .gq)? Beware because it could have harmed the reputation of your website. or you have read about the trending issues on television at the website with one of that extension? Be careful because it potentially a fraud or hoax!
The website address or domain is very important in the virtual world (internet) because it is a kind of gateway or home address, place of residence owner of the website / blog in the internet universe. That's why a lot of companies or people willing to spend money to thousands of dollars just for a domain name that they want.
In fact, there are some cases that require some parties to settle matters relating to the ownership of the domain in court. Take a look at Yahoo! effort, technology company that trying to get a domain name flicker.com until the court. Read: This is the reason why Yahoo Insisting Want to Buy Domain Flicker.com
The reason why we have to be careful with websites that have the extension .tk .ga .ml .cf .gq
Domain Registration is all FREE!
People in general mind would want to get benefit as much as they can get with capital as low as zero cent. The reason it is also certainly behind the free domain users, rather than spend money to buy a domain, it is better to use a free domain name first, because when they are not success with that website, they will not lose any money.
Especially for a website lottery scams, the fraudsters should use the most easy and quick to get money from the victim, and you can imagine if the tricksters that has a capital of $ 100.00 then when used to buy domain, not more than 10 website domain can be bought. However, if the price of these domains free, then they will be free to change the address of the website without any usage limits.
For the bloggers, the TLD (Top Level Domains) domain like this certainly is very sought especially for short-term goals (spamming, backlinks, etc.), but when the goal for the long term we think using this kind of domain will give you a high risk.
Your Domain is Not Yours
One of the rules that always stated by the provider that provide free domain name with that extension is the domain is still belong to them not us, and they could stop the service and take the domain from you anytime without any confirmation, either your website was great performer or just bad at all.
One of the blogger I know have shared his experience with this kind of provider, they took his website domain without any confirmation or even compensation, he just known that his domain was sold to the other customer. When he complains to the provider, they just shut down his account and just leave it without any regression.
100% Positive Fraud!
In the article about the list of fake lottery website in rinditech.com (Indonesian), 100% or all of the reports received on the website address with those extension .tk .ga .ml .cf .gq always give the result positive fraud, meaning that if there are ten questions from readers about the authenticity of a website that ends with these domains, then all ten of the website is fraudulent websites. Read: List of Fraud Website + How to Report them.
Used For trial and error or experiment
In the developing countries such as Indonesia, new students learn about Internet and in general they still have limited funds to make their own website, besides use a paid domain, the solution is definitely use the services from free domain name provider, and eventually they use the domain as their first website or just a testing website, this step taken before they will serious and switched to a paid website domain. It is not surprising that most of the website has low content or abandoned just like that.
Bad Reputation in the Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
Price determines quality. Please note that each domain extension has a different price, such as .net extension is always less cost when compared with the domain extension .com and in line with the price, the domain that has a .com extension is more likely to appear on the first page (page one) of search engine such as Google or Bing (Microsoft) compared to websites that have the .net extension, and a free domain name (.tk .ga .ml cf .gq) certainly has the lowest priority to appear on the page one.
It is not possible free domain name has a great position in the search engines, but it takes extra effort to make it happen, if the owner did not have knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) then better to think of using other ‘more’ common extensions such as .com.
In connection with a bad reputation, the majority of lottery scams website does not have a good position in the search engines except for people who did understand in terms of search engine optimization.
How does it looks in other countries?
Although we can not disclose figures, but the websites that have the .tk .ga .ml .cf .gq extension with Indonesian language most of them do not have a good reputation, especially when we are talking about website fraud. Then how in other countries?
After searching in cyberspace regarding these domain (.tk .ga .ml .cf .gq) there are several websites that have positive content and beneficial using these extensions (Tk .ga .ml. cf .gq). But some Q&A (question and answer) forums such as quora.com and opinions from blogger and internet experts still recommend that we need to 'keep away' those extensions (.tk .ga .ml. cf .gq) with almost the same reasons as mentioned in this article.
Apart from the importance of the website address (domain) it turns out there are several domain service providers who take a different way, rather - over the lease domains, multiple domain providers even provide free domain for its users. Although there is nothing wrong from that domain but eliminate the use of such policies cause some effects are now felt by almost all the parts related to the use of the domain.
Not all of the blogs or websites that have these domains are contain harmful or negative content, there are also websites or blogs that use these domains is filled with positive or useful content.
Hopefully this article useful and can provide greater clarity for those of you who are finding out about the domain or extensions - extensions mentioned above (cf .ml .ga Tk .gq). If you have any questions or thoughts regarding the discussion of this domain, you can leave a message in the comments field below. Be the wise! #beWiseUser