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.free TLD


The FreeNIC provides NAMESPACE, CERT AUTH and other services to its membership and to the general public to encourage the NON-COMMERCIAL USE of the Free Internet and the existing and future INTERNET infrastructure. For-profit organizations are permitted to use the Free Internet but must uphold the policy of NON-COMMERCIAL USE as detailed in the AUP. Commercial use for all other purposes is not acceptable and violates this policy.

  • Communication between Free sites via verifiable secure and insecure (E)SMTP transactions.
  • File transfers between Free sites and other Free or non-Free sites, via verifiable secure and insecure protocols, excluding unsolicited advertisements.
  • Exchanging mail/news between the Free Internet and other non-commercial networks, using any suitable protocol.
  • Non-commercial advertisements in appropriate venues.
  • Promotion of commercial products and services, fundraising or public relations activities, contained solely within an individual or organization's own Free Internet site.
  • UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATION outside of its site origin in which goods and/or services are offered for or not-for-profit violates the Free Internet MISSION of NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Incidents may be reported, logged and open to review of a site's membership status.
  • Gatewaying mail/news from the commercial internet (including Usenet) into the Free Internet.
  • Activities which violate the MISSION or ACCEPTABLE USES.
  • /wiki/data/pages/opennic/dotarch/free.txt
  • Last modified: 7 years ago
  • by jonaharagon