Dot TK is the leading provider of free domain names - domain names that used to have mandatory commercial advertisements included on their site. From 2008, these mandatory advertisements have been removed from all the websites that bear a .TK domain name.
Dot TK domains are often used to rename long and hard-to-remember URLs into easy and memorable domain names with the .TK extensions. To prevent dormant (but desirable) domains and domain hijacking, all free domain names registered should have at least 25 hits every 90 days to stay active. This is a serious limitation to the users who plan to capture free domains forever and do not have any plans for their promotion and development.
Dot TK is a joint venture of the Government of Tokelau, its communication company Teletok and BV Dot TK, a privately held company.
- You may register no more than three free domain names.
- The ownership of the free domain remains with Dot TK. This means that you can’t sell it. (Of course, if you pay for the domain you do own it and can transfer it to a new owner.)
- Also, if you don’t have 25 visitors come to your home page within a ninety day period, your free domain name registration is cancelled.
- You need to have existing web content somewhere so that your dot tk name can be forwarded to it.