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Network Solutions has denied Amazon.com's request for the renewal of their domain.
August 8, 2000 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Network Solutions has denied Amazon.com's request for the renewal of their domain. Read the letter to Jeff Bezos here.
posted by DragonBoy (5 comments total)

 
I really hope nobody's fallen for this one.
posted by harmful at 8:32 AM on August 8, 2000


(And if it were true, Matt had better start getting a lot more quarters via PayPal!)
posted by harmful at 8:35 AM on August 8, 2000


... In other news today, San Francisco non-profit organization serving the lesbian community has offered to buy controlling interest in Amazon.com. The chair of the organization, amazon.org, was quoted as saying "Dot org domains are for losers."
posted by rschram at 8:36 AM on August 8, 2000


Had me going until I read this:

"We were seriously considering assigning a name in the ".gov" domain based on the current rate that your corporation is losing money. "

HAHAHAHA!!!! Shareholders would FREAK if they read this!!!

Well, uh... more than they usually freak, that is.
posted by CyberPal at 3:21 PM on August 8, 2000


Bezos has been telling a variant of this himself for at least two months or so... His goes that the name of the company should be amazon.org, since clearly they're non-profit...


posted by aurelian at 4:46 PM on August 8, 2000


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