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Wiki URL: https://lakehub.miraheze.org/

Your custom domain: lakehub.ga

Do you want Let's Encrypt: Yes

A long time ago, I was alerted that Freenom is/was not a trustworthy domain provider (with free domains specifically), with multiple people reporting that their domain expired way before the expiration date and sometimes redirected to adult websites.
I don't know if this is true, or if this ever happened on Miraheze, but I will test myself. If I spot any "misbehaviour", I will alert SRE to take an action against Freenom.

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Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

Would depend on the nature of the issue and exact circumstances?

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

Would depend on the nature of the issue and exact circumstances?

Oh yeah, that was a stupid question.

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

I mean in the sense of blocking new domain requests made on Freenom. After all, if these claims about the provided turns out to be true, this could bring some problems to Miraheze.

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In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

I mean in the sense of blocking new domain requests made on Freenom. After all, if these claims about the provided turns out to be true, this could bring some problems to Miraheze.

There have been rumours/people saying that there's issues with Freenom but I personally haven't seen any evidence or anything that would cause us to deny custom domain requests using Freenom.

@Lakelimbo Yeah, I don't think that's the case at all with Freenom. I think their Terms of Service has provisions where they may suspend service to free Freenom domains that produce an extraordinarily high number of DNS requests or something, but this would be very rare. I suspect for the vast majority of Freenom free domains, there's no issues.

As a personal aside, if I had a massively popular website/wiki, I would be upgrading my free Freenom domain name to a paid one, or even migrating to a different domain.

In short, I think Lakehub will be totally fine. :)

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

I mean in the sense of blocking new domain requests made on Freenom. After all, if these claims about the provided turns out to be true, this could bring some problems to Miraheze.

There have been rumours/people saying that there's issues with Freenom but I personally haven't seen any evidence or anything that would cause us to deny custom domain requests using Freenom.

^ This, too. Even in rare circumstances like that which I detailed at https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T7559#151966, it wouldn't be enough to blacklist Freenom as a domain provider. We'd, perhaps, just add an explanatory note of caution or something.

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

I mean in the sense of blocking new domain requests made on Freenom. After all, if these claims about the provided turns out to be true, this could bring some problems to Miraheze.

There have been rumours/people saying that there's issues with Freenom but I personally haven't seen any evidence or anything that would cause us to deny custom domain requests using Freenom.

^ This, too. Even in rare circumstances like that which I detailed at https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T7559#151966, it wouldn't be enough to blacklist Freenom as a domain provider. We'd, perhaps, just add an explanatory note of caution or something.

Yes, I have never personally seen any evidence for this, but if you search about the company you will definitely see a lot of complaints. But in any case, I don't think this will happen here but if it does I will report immediately to the SRE.

In T7559#151794, @Bukkit wrote:

Just wondering, why would Miraheze take action against an unaffiliated company?

I mean in the sense of blocking new domain requests made on Freenom. After all, if these claims about the provided turns out to be true, this could bring some problems to Miraheze.

There have been rumours/people saying that there's issues with Freenom but I personally haven't seen any evidence or anything that would cause us to deny custom domain requests using Freenom.

^ This, too. Even in rare circumstances like that which I detailed at https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T7559#151966, it wouldn't be enough to blacklist Freenom as a domain provider. We'd, perhaps, just add an explanatory note of caution or something.

Yes, I have never personally seen any evidence for this, but if you search about the company you will definitely see a lot of complaints. But in any case, I don't think this will happen here but if it does I will report immediately to the SRE.

Thanks. Indeed, if we did see evidence of some sort of inappropriate behavior we would consider taking action against such domains but until now everything has been fine