Have just finished a site for a client that replaces on old site on one of those free hosts - tripod.com (lycos). - so no real domain name.
Is there any chance at all that Tripod would post a redirect 301 to the new site? I can't seem to find a contact email address for them - tried to submit a ticket. The client got a Welcome to Lycos type email!!! which made no reference to my request in the ticket.
Have been onto the lycos/tripod site - plenty of information on how to sign up but nothing on how to leave!
At the moment I have managed to post on the old site some "We have moved" text with the new address but a proper redirection would be nice. I suspect I am wasting my time.