Why wouldn't it? Just because you're paying for one thing doesn't mean you want to pay for something else. But this seems like a strikingly misguided (or just plain dumb) "feature" on afraid.org's part.
It's a cost thing that comes up when the domain name reseller is crap, and either does provide an interface at all (they exist for some strange reason) or provide a horrible one. Over 10$ a year sounds small, but it isn't so small when you add up all the about 10$/year and apply conversions into local currencies in much of the world and add in the administrative costs of dealing with the invoicing in small scale commercial settings.
Yes, I know the service does have value and that 10$/y is probably a fair price.
I use the dynamic DNS service because I don’t have a fixed IP at my ISP.
In afraid.org registered free users can set share notify in preferences, which allows you to refuse sharing your domain. It’s not automatic, just respond to a notification email.
Just looking at the registry shows my domain has 5 hosts in use ???
WTF, I’ll find out what this means !!!
Osiris, Letsencrypt does work with afraid.org and has for quite a while (for me).
@asteroza Well, if this is the only reason I don’t wholeheartedly agree with that. Every part is crucial. So instead of having one point of failure, you now have multiple parties which could do you harm if they wanted to. I’d rather suggest spending a couple bucks more and use reputable services you can trust. Extreme cheap or free services like afraid.org is just the opposite.
From a security point of view it’s true. If that one provider get’s hacked they have everything from you.