>Having your domain name registered by a free hosting service is not
>the same thing as having a META refresh tag on your page. If the URL
>of your site is www.yourdomain.com that's the only thing the search
>engines really care about. It doesn't matter that your site is hosted
>on a free account.
>"Domain forwarding" is rather a misleading phrase. If your domain
>name is registered with the Internic and it's mapped onto a DNS
>server, the fact that you're not paying for it is irrelevant, the
>domain is as valid as any other and you won't be penalised in any
>way by the search engine robots.
>Anyway, I wouldn't call $80 "free" ;-)
Your Right... $80.00 isn't free, and they would be better off using it toward thier own site, but I feel better knowing that I can give the people who ask an educated answer.