Startup Freenom closes USD 3 mln Series A funding round

Monday 30 December 2013 | 21:33 CET | News
Dutch startup, Freenom, that provides free domain names has closed a USD 3 million Series A funding round led by Kima Ventures, reported The Wall Street Journal. Freenom, headquartered in Amsterdam, has entered deals with the small New Zealand dependency of Tokelau, as well as the African countries of Gabon, Central African Republic and Mali, to manage their top-level domain registries. With more than twenty million active domain names, almost all of them the .tk (Tokelau) domain, Freenom manages the largest domain-name portfolio after .com, according to Joost Zuurbier, chief executive and

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Categories: Internet
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DO NOT REGISTER WITH FREENOM. They have the right to close your domain whenever they please. I had one domain with them that re-directed to my personal travel photography blog (completely SFW, absolutely nothing stolen, copyrighted, etc.) and they marked it as "FRAUD" so I can no longer use it. DON'T RISK losing your domain with this awful service.
Mark Smith @ 4/8/2014 - 18:02

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