website not working? Is it down right now? Server Status Check screenshot
Free RepublicWebsite Name:
www.freerepublic.comURL Checked:
Response Time:
Last Down:
Checking Free Republic
Please wait while we check the server...
Free Republic Website Status History server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
10:0771.93 ms. 
17:3072.18 ms.
19:331067.34 ms. 
21:351072.66 ms.
23:360 ms. 
01:5669.67 ms.
04:110 ms. 
07:1171.8 ms.
09:5769.9 ms. 
14:481066.67 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 17:01

We have tried pinging Free Republic website using our server and the website returned the above results. If is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

Can't Access Free Republic - Troubleshooting Instructions

If the site is UP but you cant access the page, try one of the below solutions:

Browser Related Problems

Force a full refresh for the site. This can be achieved by pressing CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your favourite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.)

Clear the temporary cache and cookies on your browser to make sure that you have the most recent version of the web page. For instructions choose your browser :

Fix DNS Problems

A Domain Name System (DNS) allows a site IP address (192.168.x.x) to be identified with words (*.com) in order to be remembered more easily, like a phonebook for websites. This service is usually provided by your ISP.

Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter). For details choose your operating system :

If you can access a website at office or from a 3G network yet it's not working on your computer, it is a good idea to use an alternative DNS service other than your ISPs. OpenDNS or Google Public DNS are both excellent and free public DNS services.

Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing
George Sullivan · 17 April 2016 - 18:48
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

He keeps wanting more money. Certainly he is not using it for reliability.

Edna Bailey · 17 April 2016 - 17:34
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Down near Aberdeen MD for at least 3 hours. Seems like a chronic problem with this site!

Mark Masten · 17 April 2016 - 16:29
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Site is down

Dirk Steel · 17 April 2016 - 16:06
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

It is a great website. Basically anyone can start threads and add comments.

Steve McGraw · 15 April 2016 - 16:38
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Use their IP address, worked for me.

Sharon Temme Deter · 6 April 2016 - 00:13
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

down on two computers in Henderson, NV, using Cox as internet provider

Candace Hicks Chonka · 5 April 2016 - 23:39
· · Chrome 44.0 on Android

Down in Tulsa, Ok ..

Steven Strode · 5 April 2016 - 22:29
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

I'm getting a big chuckle about the viciousness of the posters attacking the "hateful" freepers. You can't buy irony like this. You need only go to HUffPost or DU to see the most vile group of perverted loons on the Net.

Carmen Katz · 5 April 2016 - 22:24
· · Chrome 45.0 on Android

Dolores Moody is a bitter, uninformed, intolerant hater of the worst variety. She knows nothing about freerepublic or she would realize that the true haters reside in the camps of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Dolores is a diehard Hillary-bot when she's not sneaking around spreading her ill-informed leftist hatred.

Michael Swisher · 5 April 2016 - 21:53
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I *think* it's a DNS issue. I read a post on FR when before my DNS lost access to it. So if we had the IP we could probably get to it, but I don't have the IP since the DNS entry appears to have deleted and it needs to be added back then replicated.

Lynn Erickson · 5 April 2016 - 21:48
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Down in PA since this morning. :(

Edna Bailey · 5 April 2016 - 20:34
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Been down all day in Aberdeen MD, I'm on Comcast and it is out on all my browsers.

Carmen Katz · 5 April 2016 - 20:16
· · Chrome 45.0 on Android

It's been down in Joplin Missouri for the past hour at least.

Rikki Doxx · 5 April 2016 - 18:40
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Went down for me around 10am PDT

Mike DiGirolamo · 5 April 2016 - 18:08
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

F.R. is down on all my browsers and my Kindle. Too bad, I rely on it for daily news..

Bert Taylor · 5 April 2016 - 17:54
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Down in KC. CCI is isp

Peter Jones · 5 April 2016 - 17:10
· · Firefox 45.0 on Mac

It is down for me in Escondido, CA

Michael West · 5 April 2016 - 15:46
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

Perhaps jimrob..described as the ZOTFATHER...on his TWITTER page.....has accidently ZOTTED the servers?? how ironic!!

Michael West · 5 April 2016 - 15:10
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

Dean Weingarten ยท 19 February 2013 - 05:58

Free republic USED to be a great place. Trumpmania...has virtually ruined it!!

Reuben Cohn · 13 March 2014 - 09:06
United States · Comcast Cable

Please come back up, otherwise the wingnuts will escape onto the real internet and poison us all with their bad crazy :(

Dolores Moody · 24 May 2013 - 03:08
United States · Time Warner Cable

The Freepers are racists and hatriots. On the bright side, they're also marks for the grifter Jim Robinson, who has been taking their money for years to support his rich lifestyle. No site in this great land of ours takes in more money and provides less functionality on their website. They truly belong in the 20th century.

Nick Cliffe · 23 May 2013 - 22:02
New Zealand · WorldxChange Communications

OOHH dear lord freemoneyforjimsrepublic is down... first a tornado slicin and dicin through the bibbledribble belt and now this, praise the lord, not that one exists.

Brendon Guiznot · 23 May 2013 - 20:01
United States · Charter Communications

RimJob, the owner of FreeP, brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year of "donations" to run his site. He and his family pocket 95% of it. Rimmy provides a website uglier than Drudge with 1995 technology.


Brian Esch · 20 February 2013 - 15:19
United States · Comcast Cable

amanda, kf, your the reason free republic is so popular.

Dirk Pierce · 20 February 2013 - 11:04
United States · Verizon FiOS

Clearly, the hamster that ran the wheel that powered their server has died. Fret not, Freepers. The comment section of Yahoo News is always looking for a few more ignorant suckers to fan the flames of hate and bigotry.

Blaine Andrew Stephens · 19 February 2013 - 23:04
United States · Comcast Cable

It says something when you go to the comment sections on leftist run sites and there aren't right-wingers spewing vitriol about the site and its members.

Bill Olivadoti · 19 February 2013 - 14:17
United States · Time Warner Cable

I will defend the all above First Amendment Rights to say anything they desire with my Second amendment Rights coz they go together -my family has been here since 1644 and if we are right-wing then the Whole US Constitution is right wing. If you do not like the Bill of Rights then go to another country that does not have a Billl of rights and live there. The Bill of Rights is THE Right Wing.

Michael DeMeyer · 19 February 2013 - 13:28
United States · New Wave Communications

And you Michael Ward are a waste of perfectly good skin.

Samuel Robert Dunn · 19 February 2013 - 11:00
United States · University of Utah

Free Republic provides a service; however, somebody in charge there gave me the boot for a SINGLE posting questioning the relevance to conservative politics of a member's obsessive anti-Mormon postings.

Robert Tulloch · 19 February 2013 - 10:58
United States · Hughes Network Systems

Free republic is a great source of news links. I follow it daily.

David Guadalupe · 19 February 2013 - 08:52
United States · Frontier Communications

KF Styer and of course you're able to "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" and that is why you know ALL TO WELL, about "Nazi Comment Page(s)." FUBO voter! I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.

Rick Currier · 19 February 2013 - 08:49
United States · Fairpoint Communications

I know it's a waste of my breath but... What are you people with "the mental disorder" even looking here for if you aren't a freeper? Go back to MSNBC or Al Gore Jazeera for some real news. lmao Heaven forbid your head comes out of your ass occasionally. Trolls

Ray Gillies · 19 February 2013 - 08:36
United States · EarthLink

Dear god what are the wackadoodles going to do.. I know send more MONEY - suckers.

Blossom Kelley · 19 February 2013 - 08:25
United States · Windstream Communications

OMG it can't be gone! I have relied on this since 9-11-and even earlier, for news, for reactions of others to the insanity of the leftists in our country.

Dean Weingarten · 19 February 2013 - 05:58
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Freerepublic is a place of sanity in an increasingly deluded world. Like most of the internet, 90% is dross, but the other 10% is pure gold. Articles are discussed, local information brought to bear, subject matter experts chime in, and political analysts explain the spin. Probably the best site on the net for understanding current events.

Brian Esch · 19 February 2013 - 05:04
United States · Comcast Cable

I'm a long time free republic user. I have and will miss it very much

KF Styer · 19 February 2013 - 04:22
United States · Time Warner Cable

Guadalupe- In one comment you are able to allude Limbaugh (Draft Dodging, uneducated drug addict who lives from paid Gold Digger to Gold Digger) four times without attribution. Congrats. Do you have any thoughts of your own (like that ever happens with conservatives). Have you considered that Jim Robinson has taken the cash from the recent Beg-A-Thon and run off. He has been living off the tax payers for years for his health care, now he lives off the fools who donate to his Nazi Comment Page.

David Guadalupe · 19 February 2013 - 00:48
United States · Frontier Communications

Amanda Matthews, KF Styer, Michael Ward, obviously all Low Information Voter's for the Kenyan in the White-Hut. Also known as Santa Claus voters. Hey did you Low Information Voter's get your 0bama phone's yet. Comment courtesy of Stanwooddave, a.k.a David Guadalupe.

Reaganite Republican · 19 February 2013 - 00:43
Czechia · Telefonica Czech Republic

Blaine the only one making any sense here

Blaine Andrew Stephens · 19 February 2013 - 00:06
United States · Comcast Cable

You come to complain about it being down, how would you know it's down unless you frequent the site. Am I to believe you're all paid shills?

Amanda Matthews · 18 February 2013 - 20:39
United States · CenturyLink

When it's 'up' it imparts the same amount of intelligence as when it's 'down'. Which is none.

KF Styer · 18 February 2013 - 20:11
United States · Time Warner Cable

FreeRepublic does a public service by rounding up all the right wing nuts in one deluded and deranged place.

Michael Ward · 18 February 2013 - 19:28
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Hopefully it will stay down. FR is a complete waste of perfectly good bandwidth.

Submit a comment using your Facebook ID.

Is down for you right now? Submit your comments about service status or report an issue below to let others know that they aren't the only ones having trouble. Please note that your country, service provider and browser information will be displayed next to your comment to better analyze a possible outage.