FreeNet isp

  greybeard 21:48 24 Oct 2006
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Can anyone tell me if freeNet changed its name, or ceased trading ?

It was providing a free web and mail server dial up( you only paid a local call charge to connect)back in the 90's.

John

  Stuartli 21:54 24 Oct 2006

Its web page address has a Invalid Host Name.

  greybeard 21:57 24 Oct 2006

er, yes. That's why I'm asking.

  Technotiger 22:27 24 Oct 2006

It opened up ok for me ...

click here

  Stuartli 22:43 24 Oct 2006

The link I tried was co.uk as provided by Google - normally it corrects URLs.

What's more the words: "Now conducting long-distance business meetings, training sessions, and your many other reasons for conferencing just got better" were included on the co.uk links.

  greybeard 09:27 25 Oct 2006

Sorry guys, that's a .com address.

I should have made it clear that their address was freenet.co.uk , but as I said, it was a mail and web server. I used it when on only a dial up connection here, and now have a friend in the same position - no broadband.
I suggested they try freenet, which was a good reliable site, (located in the Portsmouth,UK area I think)but we can't track them down.

  Technotiger 09:38 25 Oct 2006

Yeah, tried the .co.uk your right - not available.

  Stuartli 10:15 25 Oct 2006

But as I've already pointed out, the co.uk net link on Google provided the same lines about the nature of the business as the .com address.

Com, of course, is commercial/business although, in many cases, it will take you to US websites.

  Technotiger 10:21 25 Oct 2006

Hi, all I got via Google with the co.uk was the usual 'Page cannot be displayed'.

  greybeard 10:24 25 Oct 2006

If I change the question slightly to "did anyone use freenet.co.uk when it changed name or ceased trading ?"

  greybeard 10:51 25 Oct 2006

Just found phone coop, so I'm looking at that instead.
Problem resolved. I hope !

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