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 www.taochaos.com ----- 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/> > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !