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"Although we often permit web surfers from elsewhere to access sites, from time to time requests other than those in U.S. English will generate 404 errors and possible page redirection."
I tried to e-mail them again and again but they don't reply at all. I am not against if they time to time would redirect visitors to advertisers but not ALWAYS as it is now...
Maybe somebody was in the same situation and know what to do.
[edited by: oilman at 4:17 pm (utc) on Aug. 19, 2004]
[edit reason] specific host name removed [/edit]
If you're making a little money on your site, if you can, just go with a some cheap hosting provider, like Godaddy, that is well established and doesn't have so shaky a business model (frankly, I don't know the fiscal health of Godaddy, but at least they have a lot of customers and charge money, so it's inherently unstable).
you cannot transfer a domain like that because you don't own it. You have
tld = top-level domain (.com, .net, .uk). These are overseen by... well lets just say nobody can really buy these.
domain = this is the part you can register, like yahoo or google, and in this case is owned by the free host.
name = a "subdomain", which is created by the person who owns the domain one level up.
So let's say you have "allek.domain.com", you could try to register "allek.com" or "allek.org" or "allek.cc" or whatever, and transfer your stuff. This is very easy, but all incoming links will break and will need some sort of redirect. If your free host allows you to put .htaccess files on their server, you're set. It can be set so that visitors automatically get redirected and search engines are told to update the urls.
Never host a commercial site on a free host. You're just asking to lose money.