[thelist] Quickie rant about Verio.

Archie G. Underwood taochaos at home.com
Thu Mar 15 17:46:26 CST 2001

Yeah, and try switching your DNS info. I had a helluva time figuring this
out about 6 months ago. Haven't gone near them since. I just found out they
are still registered as the technical contact on one of my sites, all I did
was register a domain name! They also gave me this call also after I
registered. Nothin' but a capitalist thang;)

Archie G. Underwood
Taochaos Web & Graphic Design
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Crawford" <jcrawford at avencom.com>
To: "evolt.org's "thelist"" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 11:21 AM
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 bought
> the domain thatspretend.com through dotster. I bought it 3 days ago, and
> I ask -- why on earth are you calling me?
> He says that it's public information, and when I tell him that I have
> never been contacted after buying a domain he says it's a *shame* I've
> never gotten a phone call from Network Solutions (don't I *want* junk
> 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 ever
> again about this and I *don't* find it a valuable service to get called.
> I think my mistake was not immediately putting it up on a server, I just
> bought the domain and left the dotster "future home" thing up.
> It seems to me though, that this is a new record for getting annoyingly
> spammishly contacted after a domain name purchase, and I don't like it.
> That's my rant,
> Joe <http://artlung.com/>
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