Interesting — while updating a setting on one of Shannon’s domains today, we noticed that Dotster added the .info version of the domain to her account for free last week, without asking or notifying her in any way (other than it just showing up in her account list). Shannon and I both got a number of notices from Dotster over the past few months that they were giving away 25 free .info domains to all of their customers, and we ignored the notices. The logical conclusion from this is that we just weren’t interested, right?

If my assumption is correct that she’s not the only one for whom they did this, then that begs the question: isn’t this a profound waste of domain names, and particularly, of domain names that were likely not registered by the owners of their .com correlaries as conscious decisions?


I got .info’s for all seven of my Dotster-registered domains.


• Posted by: Jake on Jan 19, 2005, 2:05 PM

Dotster sent me an e-mail “congratulating” me when it registered all of my .info domains for me for free. Gee, thanks!

• Posted by: Bill on Jan 24, 2005, 6:14 PM
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