[thelist] Quickie rant about Verio.

Martin Kuplens-Ewart martin at graphicist.com
Thu Mar 15 13:58:41 CST 2001

Gotta love it when the registrars sell their customer's information...

...hmpf... to think that verio would stoop that low...

...ah well.


<tip type="all-nighters">
Remember to have food to eat... ingredients for making a salad,
perhaps... always refreshing, is that salad.
Oh yah, drinks... tea, apple cider, anything that makes you feel nice
and warm and fuzzy inside... as long as you love your
work....moozic... bring an assortment of cds...from orchestral to
*thudda-thudda*-type junk (guess what kinda moozic i don't
particularly like. :P), and don't forget the obligatory "tubthumping"
mp3 for when you're done. :) Oh, and don't be alone if you can help
it.... you can keep each other awake if there's more than one. :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Crawford" <jcrawford at avencom.com>
To: "evolt.org's "thelist"" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 2:21 PM
Subject: [thelist] Quickie rant about Verio.

> So I'm at home, minding my own business and a call comes in.
> They ask me if it's me (it is) and if I'm the person who recently
> the domain thatspretend.com through dotster. I bought it 3 days ago,
> I ask -- why on earth are you calling me?
> He says that it's public information, and when I tell him that I
> never been contacted after buying a domain he says it's a *shame*
> never gotten a phone call from Network Solutions (don't I *want*
> phone calls?).
> Turns out it's Verio and they're *very* interested in selling me
> hosting. I make it clear that I never want to be contacted by Verio
> again about this and I *don't* find it a valuable service to get
> I think my mistake was not immediately putting it up on a server, I
> bought the domain and left the dotster "future home" thing up.
> It seems to me though, that this is a new record for getting
> spammishly contacted after a domain name purchase, and I don't like
> That's my rant,
> Joe <http://artlung.com/>

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