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Yes, I spent nearly an hour downloading something from the BBC, would have been so much easier if freedns hadn't deleted my very inactive account.
Even made an account on the Internet Archive and uploaded it as a middle finger to region locking something of historical importance more or less.

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@lynne freedns deletes inactive accounts??

also yes, fuck the bbc for being twats about region locking

@null They do, but they remind you by email to update it every 6 months or so. Which I did just in August.
A month ago something must have happened and without even sending me an email they locked my account and my domain now returns banned-for-abuse.afraid.org :akko_sad:

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