Why you should not use dot tk domains
Hello to all, so as you know i always come with some useful stuff and guidelines for you and today i will talk about dot tk domains that you should not use, yes you got me right.
In this internet tech world every one who is familiar to internet and blogs needs own unique domain, web address or say identity in internet world. Most of the new web masters that are coming to the internet/blogging world are students and some of them have not much money with them individually to spend on domain and hosting, so what they do is just searching for free domain and hosting on Google. One the top most free domain providers is dot tk (dot.tk, freenom.com). Many links in search suggest dot tk and most of the users select dot tk for their free domain.
Everyone uses dot tk is not a strange thing as it is a top-level domain and not like any sub domain which is hosted by some free web host. If you are one of them and you want your identity to be in the top or say good with the domain then i suggest not to do so and leave dot tk and if you are using it just for a trial, fun, link shortening or forwarding then its ok and good.
Now i will explain you with some main points that why you should not use it-
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is having a main key role in any website, blog or blogger’s success.
If you are using dot tk domain for your blog or website and you have posted some original content and in this case if any content thief copy your content and use them in his/her blog with top-level domain (.com, .net, etc) then search engines will not prioritize your content and instead search engines will prioritize the content of that content thief on his/her blog.
Using dot tk also affects the branding and that is very important in blogging. Your site will never be on first page or top in search engines.
2. Earning with Advertisement
As time to time now the main reason to start a blog is for making some extra money. This ad income can be generated by many ways but the most popular and well know in blog Advertising is Google Adsense.
Google Adsense is a father if Advertising, most of some users’ applications get rejected for applying to Google Adsense and some got accepted. Obviously, if your application accepted, you are lucky :p
Dot tk domains make things bad in this and make it hard to get Google Adsense membership and in case your domain is accepted then in future Google may (or may not) reject your membership. Also many users use these dot tk domains for spamming and hacking stuff so its not a good choice for Google Adsense.
3. Domain can be deleted anytime without giving you any notice
This can be a biggest issue if you get high ranks in Alexa and other rankings or get decent Google Page Rank (PR)
They will delete your domain and will sell it to some other without making you in the notice, yes i am right. This recently happened with one of my friends. He was having a good ranked blog with dot tk domain and he did some hard work to maintain that ranking but 2-3 months back he just noticed that his blog is not working anymore. When he logged in to check then there was no domain, his domain was deleted. Means the blog was still working but not for him, for someone else on his hard work. Also some other ads were showing on it that was unknown to him. Obviously some one is earning with that blog.
He contacted dot tk for this and they said his domain is expired and told him to re-register but he got the same results that is nothing, his domain got deleted again.
I have also heard these issues from many other dot tk users who were having good rankings.
So what’s the thing is as soon as the traffic grows enough for ads to be profitable, they will expire your account and which is a fine print of the agreement “without notice, for any reason”
You will get nothing for your hard work.
If you are using dot domain for temporary basis, for normal use or as forwarding url. Use it, it is a good choice for that. But if you want to use it for earnings, good ranking/identity or deciding to do some hard work on it then leave it, you can get ignored any time.