and Staples are offering $1 domains
September 30, 2000 9:30 PM   Subscribe and Staples are offering $1 domains for a limited time. What's the catch?
posted by mathowie (10 comments total)

*Offer expires 9/30/00
That would make it a very limited time indeed. It seems the offer has expired in the easter time zone.
posted by tamim at 9:44 PM on September 30, 2000

Likewise, postings made to the Usenet newsgroups or other online forums which reference email accounts hosted at Contractor, and are deemed to be inappropriate according to the local ethical standards of that forum, may be treated in the same manner as unsolicited bulk email above.

Draconian? Seems to me.....
posted by pnevares at 10:20 PM on September 30, 2000

i grabbed 5 domains for $5 - the only catch i can see is that next year i'm going to have to pay full price (or transfer them somewhere cheaper) to keep them going

posted by sawks at 11:02 PM on September 30, 2000

I don't think there's a catch. It's just a successfull marketing promotion and that's all.

BTW, The last two days, I received two e-mails from that allowed me to register the .net & .org extensions for two .com domains I had. FOR FREE. Yeah, I paid nothing.

I just love
posted by kchristidis at 3:11 AM on October 1, 2000

They gave me the .com .org and .net domains for my name - again, FOR FREE. I don't think I'll use them for anything, but it's kinda cool to own my own name.

Perhaps I can sell them for lotsa money when I'm soopa famous.
posted by aladfar at 9:47 AM on October 1, 2000

I was just able to take advantage of the offer, despite the fact that it has supposedly expired.

The only catch was that I had to order a month of TiVo service...
posted by mikewas at 10:38 AM on October 1, 2000

Could the "catch" be that is totally incompetent? And that you might as well take that dollar and smoke it? Yeah, maybe that's the catch.

posted by Zeldman at 3:39 PM on October 1, 2000

DARN IT DARN IT, I missed it
posted by dancu at 9:06 AM on October 2, 2000

I've read this piece of yours a week ago.

Jeffrey, I think that you shouldn't let a bad experience (an aweful one to be honest) to destroy the image of this registrar. I've 17 domains registered and I had absolutely no problems... (so far ;)
posted by kchristidis at 1:49 PM on October 2, 2000

Well, here's an unexpected catch -- some guy got quite pissed with and decided to post the personal info of around 100 of's clients on his website.

There's the mature way to detail your complaints against a company, and then there's the Harvey way.

[link via Hacker News Network]
posted by evixir at 9:41 PM on October 3, 2000

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