Dot TK Opens Registry for Free Domains with Full Name Server Support

December 23, 2009

LONDON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Dot TK, the registry for .TK domain names, today announced that they have opened the .TK registry for free domains with full name server support. Since 2001 Dot TK has provided free domain name registration services but only in combination with its URL forwarding service. Starting today Dot TK users will have full DNS control over the domains they have registered.

Dot TK only allowed URL forwarding in the past as this was the only way to prevent domain squatting. Domain squatting is the illegal act of registering a domain name in bad faith, intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark (or other name) belonging to someone else.

Today Dot TK has introduced new technology to count ‘hits’ on a website, even if this website operates with its own name servers and name server technology. So now the systems of Dot TK will continue to successfully prevent domain squatting, as they have over the last eight years.

“Adding full name server support to our free service allows all users to register sub-domains, to use different Internet protocols and to run their websites in a more efficient way,” explains Joost Zuurbier, CEO at Dot TK. “Registrants can choose to continue to use URL forwarding or to use DNS support, with or without the combination of the Dot TK DNS Service. These flexible options are now available for everyone – and all for free.”

“New or modified name server updates are updated in just a few minutes through our global root server infrastructure,” explains Maurice van der Meer, CTO at Dot TK. “Not only does Dot TK allow registrants to use their own name servers, but we also allow them to manage A, MX and CNAME records of their registered domains through My Dot TK, the Dot TK web interface”.

Dot TK is continuing to grow exponentially. With various product releases in 2009, such as TweaK and TK-it!, Dot TK has grown in to the largest free country code top level domain registry in the world. Adding full name server support to its free service offering will boost this expansion even more. Dot TK is a joint venture of the Government of Tokelau, its communication company Teletok and BV Dot TK, a privately held company. Offices of Dot TK are located in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and in Turkey.

    More information about Dot TK: www.dot.tk
    Media contact: Marcel Trik - marcel@dot.tk
    Phone: +31 (0)20 5315726


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