Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 31 August 2001
Note: the comments below are the unabridged
submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.
From: "Jenkins, Peter" For : The Editor (for publication) Subjt: How unprofessional! In regards to the Mail based SPAM - Even their Email address on their letterhead doesnt work! And they proport to be an Internet company....HA! ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----Now Have Your Say
----- Transcript of session follows ----- 550 5.1.2 ... Host unknown (Name server: b.: host not found Another thing is they do not mention anywhere on the letter that they sent that there is a chance that you will not get your domain, but it does state that you should look at their terms and conditions on their website - This is very misleading, if you dont read the small print you could be under the impression that you are actually getting the domain. Other registers like REGISTER.COM only charge US$5 per "Chance" to get your domain name. From: Kane For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Total snail mail spam It's total snail mail spam. We have just received over 30 copies of the same letter. From: Dave Marks For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Internet Name Group Since the e-mail address doesn't work let us all fax our "Protect Your Domain Name!" forms back to their freephone fax number 0800 445 717 with suitable comments written on. From: Drew Whittle For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: .INFO FYI, .info is out of the sunrise period and in the quiet time while they work out who got what domain and prepare for open slather. From: Ewen McNeill For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: ING: even to domains that were cancelled I've just cleared my postbox -- and received 4 copies of this junk mail. Curiously two of them refer to domain names that I cancelled several months ago, which are no longer listed in the nz register. And I appear to have missed out on one for the non-co.nz name I've got. Hopefully Domainz will be seeking an explanation of where all this information was obtained (since it seems rather coincidental that it matches what was in the Domainz records), and taking appropriate action. From: Craig Whitmore For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: ING I have a number of domain names and I recieved _alot_ of these letters.. I know of people who have got over 50 of these each :-( Things to Note 1)Its an Austrialian Company and the $250 incl GST/domain is AU dollars!! (see the terms and conditions of the web site) (is this right _not_ tax department) 2) Email is broken!! 3) You are basially paying $250 for a lottery that you _might_ get the domain name (and you can't get your money back and it "runs out" in 1 years if you don't use it with them 4) A Number of calls to them.. they have not been able to tell me (no one knows) where the Information Comes from (it came from a whois/domainz site which is copyrighted to Domainz) 5) You are not "protecting" your domain. as 1000's of others could try and get it as well. From: Philip S For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Heres an idea Well everyone seems to be largly annoyed at being sent so many letters...heres my idea: right "return to sender" on the envelope and send them straight back :) Then they will get a few hundred of their letter straight back.
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