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dot.tk redirection violation

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Hello,

 

I have some ads which have been running for weeks without any problem. They actually point to a sub-directory in let's say abc.com domain. Then I made the mistake of getting some free .tk domains and redirected these to the sub-directories in abc.com. Adwords sent me advertising policy violation email warnings and I quickly rectify by deleting these .tk related ads.

 

Now, I still get the same email warnings which stated and emphasised warning AGAIN. All the .tk ads have been deleted. I email terminated the .tk domains. But an Adwords CSO said that the .tk domain must be active otherwise the violation stands. But the .tk must not be redirected. My problem is, .tk domains work only by redirections, so how can I make it compliant to Adwords now since that is just the way a .tk works? And I got a .tk for the primary purpose of pointing to the sub-directory in abc.com, if I can't do that, I don't want to keep the .tk domain but the Adwords CSO said I have to keep it.

 

So how can I keep in compliance now?

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Once the "suspicious" domains were linked to the account, you need to fix them to comply. Abandoning them would not resolve the issue. Yu need to gain access to the domains and fix them.
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Hi MosheTLV,

I fixed them by removing the ads linking to the .tk domains. But Adwords CSO said the violation still stands and I have to have some sort of content in the .tk and not having it redirect away from the .tk domain. But the problem is, all .tk domains work only by redirections. There is no way to put any content into it without redirecting.

How can i comply to Adwords when the nature of the .tk domain is as such? Abandoning it doesn't go well with Adwords, neither nor redirecting it.

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Removing the ads does NOT fix the violation. You need to fix the content. You'll have to gain control over the domain and fix the content.
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The way .tk works, it ONLY redirects. If I can't close down the domain, I really don't know what else to do.

There is nothing on the .tk domain I can do except redirects. How can that fix the content?

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Please share the "landing page" - The final destination website after ALL redirects.
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Hi MosheTLV,

I have since changed them to these independent pages hoping they are what Adwords wanted. They are now:

http://ONESUITES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/onesuites.rtf
http://WEST-CONNECT.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/westconnect.html
http://WOODLANDSINDUSTRIALXCHANGE.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/wix.html
http://D14-AGROW.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/agrow.html
http://ECOPOLITAN.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/ecopolitan.html
http://RITZFARRER.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/ritz.rtf
http://NOVENAREGENCY.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/novenaregency.html
http://LUSHACRES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/lushacres.html
http://H2O-RESIDENCES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/temp/h2o.rtf

They used to be the same Adwords ads as my sub-directory, which caused the warnings and suspension:

ONESUITES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/1suites/
WEST-CONNECT.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/westconnect/
WOODLANDSINDUSTRIALXCHANGE.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/wix/
D14-AGROW.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/agrow/
ECOPOLITAN.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/ecopolitan/
RITZFARRER.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/ritzatfarrer/
NOVENAREGENCY.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/novenaregency/
LUSHACRES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/lushacres/
H2O-RESIDENCES.TK -> http://littlereddotproperty.com/h2o/

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I see in these links technical specifications and some forms; These are NOT - in "AdWords" terminology -  websites. To advertise on AdWords you must have a landing page with content relevant to users.

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