Cannot Upload My Webpage

The Dot TK Registry offers customers the use of Free Domain and Paid Domain services. However, Dot TK does not offer Web hosting services (a server to upload your Web Pages to). So, you can not upload any content by FTP or SCP to the Dot TK servers.

The way a Free Domain works is this:
When registering a Free Domain, we ask you what existing, live Web site, you want your .TK domain to "point" to. We then link your .TK domain to that resource. This can happen in two ways:

1. With a thing we call a "Referer" URL, where there is a (longer) URL that want to change into a TK domain name. So, you must have a live URL somewhere on the Internet, to point your Free Domain name to.

One of the advantages of getting your Free Domain domain is that you can get a nice, short name (a top level domain, not a sub-domain!) to point to your other, longer, less memorable URL.

For example:
www.msmith.tk could point to www.mywebhost/faculty/math/members/msmith.html

www.msmith.tk is a lot easier for your friends and family members to remember and will fit on your business card better!

2. Using DNS, using your own (or your hoster's) name servers or using those of Dot TK to point to your host IP. For this, you will need to receive from your hoster either the address of their name server, or your host IP. If you want to use this option, you will also need to complete some steps on your hoster's side, with which we can unfortunately not help you.

For example, with a host IP, your hoster would tell you to set up 199.34.228.56 as the host IP address. You can then set an "A Record" in your Dot TK domain panel to have your domain example.tk point to 199.34.228.56. This way, Dot TK's name servers will point people who visit your domain to the correct location on the web.

If you use your own name servers, or those of your hoster, you will first have to set up the domain on your hoster's side (generally through a control panel). Then, you can simply list the name servers that your hoster tells you to use in your domain panel. Normally, name server addresses look like this: ns1.awesomehoster.com. Most often, your hoster will give you four name servers to list for your domain.

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