just checked my account, they have set an expiration date to Oct 2016, so it is not free forever, it was an attempt to get you free for a year and then knife you for more money or charge you a transfer fee.Moreover there is a SCAM going on here. Someone has accessed some of their (www.hostinger.co.uk) customer names from their database. I have registered with them using a fictitious name that is unique (only ever used once, which is this hostinger company) and I received this SCAM mail this month to cheat money from me (and others) here are the details of this mail:From@ Domain Notice Subject : Domain Notification for xxxxxxxx.xyz : This is your Final Notice of Domain ListingTo: xxxxxxxAttention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICEDomain Name: xxxxxxxxxxx.xyzATT: My Unique Name (only used once)xxxxxxxxx.xyzResponse Requested By31 - March - 2016PART I: REVIEW NOTICEAttn: My Unique Name (only used once)As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration.Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine registration includes domain name search engine submission. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.This Notice for: xxxxxxxx.xyz will expire at 11:59PM EST, 31 - March - 2016 Act now!elect Package:http://easydomainsubmitting.org/?domain=XXXXXXXXX.xyz
12p a year now
Anyone considering signing up with these guys may want to read this first - indeed if you've already taken up the offer, you definitely want to read it! http://www.troyhunt.com/2015/10/breaches-traders-plain-text-passwords.html TL;DR - they suffered a breach and appear to have being storing passwords in plain text. Hope this helps.
just in case anyone is still wondering, they've just got back to me to confirm the obvious answer ..
well it's not actually clear, but i don't expect it to renew anyway. i'll probably just use the free email addresses as spares to sign up for stuff.