I started this blog exactly two years ago on a whim and as a means for myself to document my findings in the ever-evolving tech world.
While not being extremely active, I still plan to maintain this blog and add new posts on various topics that I find interesting or enriching.
Because I decided from the beginning to update this blog only on rare occasions, I never intended to put any money on it.
.tk domain provider, Freenom which seemed like a too-good-to-be-true deal at first, finally decided out of the blue to cancel my domain (
www.my-take-on.tk) without any notice. To be exact, they sent me an email on December 2018 asking for a renewal, which I did - for two years (this was free, after all). On December 2019 no renewal notice arrived (which was to be expected), and just a couple of days ago I found out that it stopped working.
The strangest thing of all was that all records of me ever owning this domain just disappeared from my account at Freenom’s website. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
To cut a long story short, I decided it was a good chance to get a real domain. I checked a couple of domain registration providers such as GoDaddy and Hover, but finally found out that the cheapest of them all (by quite a margin) was NameCheap.
I actually registered to their hosting service earlier last year and was extremely disappointed with the lack of control (even though the price was great) AND for some reason their website sometimes throws a “500 Internal Server Error” page only on Firefox (wut?!). So I ended up canceling my subscription.
On domain registration, however, there was no problem at all and I was able to register the new domain for the next two years for $19.24, which I thought was a decent deal.
New domain registrations take time and in my case, I had to wait 24 hours before Firebase could verify my ownership. Other than that, everything looks good so far.
Welcome to my-take-on.tech!