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freehosting.com

Post by freehosting » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:27 pm

Site URL: http://freehosting.com
Scorecard: View scorecard

Introduction:
Free web hosting. Instant account activation. PHP/MySQL/cPanel. No forced ads, no purchase required, no strict policies.

Has privacy policy?
http://www.freehosting.com/pp.html

Has a way for users to contact site owners?
http://www.freehosting.com/client/contact.php

Whois Information:
http://whois.domaintools.com/freehosting.com

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Jazspeak
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RE: freehosting.com

Post by Jazspeak » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:26 pm

Hmm...Free webhosting providers generally have a poor reputation because they are so frequently used by hackers, scammers, and spammers.

I have declined to rate the site at this time.

freehosting
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Re: freehosting.com

Post by freehosting » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:53 am

It is clearly nonsense to consider a hosting service provider to be fraudulent just because some of it's client *tried* to use it's services for unlawful purposes.
I, as the owner of freehosting.com, admit that providers of free hosing gain attention of fraudsters, and that's the reason why we are, in addition to having clear denial of unlawful service usage in our terms of service, using industry-standard fraud prevention services along with in-house services designed to prevent the internet scam.

Please explain your logic that denies evaluation of freehosting.com, because according to your logic IANA, RIPE and other IP range allocation operators are the ones who pose threat to the internet users because all illegal websites are hosted within the area of their responsibility!

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Re: freehosting.com

Post by webskeptic » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 pm

I too haven't posted a review, but agree with you it's unreasonable to consider a hosting provider unsafe merely because prospective clients might have tried to abuse its services. It would be different of course if those prospective clients have succeeded, but I don't see obvious evidence of that.

A few comments:
  • Good ToS/Acceptable Use Policy, particularly the Appropriate Use Guidelines and Content Guidelines seem appropriate
  • Doesn't seem to be blacklisted anywhere I could find
  • You might consider setting up DMARC and/or SPF records
  • A captcha test on the checkout page might help reduce fraudulent registrations
ToS aside, I think it will be quite challenging to stop fraudulent use. Can you say anything more about how you will do so, beyond the ToS? What "in-house services?" If you do have good solutions for this hard problem, I think you should elevate them to feature on your website, seems worth pulling that in to your brand identity. You are fundamentally up against a challenge in that, as the other poster commented, free hosting sites have traditionally been havens for internet abuse. If you have really invested in defending against that, you should (and you'll need to) be very vocal on your site about highlighting that.

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Re: freehosting.com

Post by freehosting » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 pm

Obvious evidence is that our clients hosting IP is not blacklisted - https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?ac ... =toolpage#
And yes, we do host all websites on that single IP!
Yet again what if these lists yielded any positives? How exactly would that influence on reputation of the website in question?

We are not going to disclose all techniques we use to prevent the internet fraud, but for those concerned (and it seems that concerns are all about hosted sites rather than the website being reviewed), we can tell that our in-house services imply the AI not only to verify orders but to scan website content as well.

If we was a scam tracker we would have been vocal about it, but we are a web hosting provider so we are vocal about the services and features we offer to our clients. Nobody needs to (and should not have to) know about the measures we take to prevent the internet fraud.

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