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Review of FreeNetName

FreeNetName is an ISP operating in the UK. Whilst they are primarily an ISP, offering internet access via broadband and dial-up, they distinguish themselves from other ISPs by offering a free .co.uk or .org.uk domain name to all their customers. Only accept UK customers. They do not offer other domain services beyond simple hosting of the single free domain name that they register on their customer's behalf. They don't charge a domain registration feed, but should you decide to move your domain to another host then they do charge a release fee.

FreeNetName are quite adequate if all you require is a simple but functional no frills domain name hosting in the UK.

URL: www.freenetname.co.uk
Basic package: Single simple hosting.
Starting price: Pay-as-you-go internet access at local call rates or £18/month broadband package. This is for internet access (they are primarily an ISP). Failure to use your account for 35 days may result it in being deactivated and loss of hosting.
Geographical location: UK
Domain registration: .co.uk, .org.uk
Only a single .co.uk or .org.uk domain name, one per customer. Domain registration is a free extra that they provide to customers who sign up for dial-up or broadband access. If you cease being a customer but want to keep your domain name then you must pay a release fee.
Virtual Private Server: No
Dedicated Server: No
Data transfer: No limit, however terms and conditions do stipulate a limit on file loads but this limit does not seem to be enforced.
Bandwidth: No restriction.
Web space: 100 MB
Max websites per hosting account: 1
POP3: 1 pop-3 e-mail account - catch all for the registered domain name.
Web based e-mail: Yes E-mail can be accessed via a browser.
Sub-domains: No
IP address: Shared IP address.
Web Statistics: No
Log File: No
Database: No 
Backup: No
FTP access: Yes
Front page extensions: No
Support: Telephone or e-mail support. Telephone support is via a premium rate number. 
Perl: No
Python: No

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