March 23, 2000
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posted by webshaping (7 comments total)
ha! I was just about to post this!
posted by mathowie at 5:57 PM on March 23, 2000

Looks as if they bit off a little more than they can chew...

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posted by webshaping at 6:00 PM on March 23, 2000

I got to the server at 5:52PM PST, but now it looks to be completely slashdotted. Now that domains are less than $12 a year at, it's not that big a deal to pay for them, but free is free....
posted by mathowie at 6:05 PM on March 23, 2000

Slashdotted before it's even posted on Slashdot, that's harsh.
posted by fil! at 6:08 PM on March 23, 2000

I was able to get there and go through the process, but it's seriously broken. It kept telling me I had syntax errors in various lines of the form, but I could resubmit the form over and over without any changes, and each time it would tell me I had different errors or that I'd left fields blank when I hadn't. Finally I got it to go through, and it told me the name was taken, when AFAIK it isn't.

I wouldn't trust them to maintain a domain name, even for free.
posted by litlnemo at 8:45 PM on March 23, 2000

I got stopped by repeated syntax errors, too, but they've issued a Press Release about how overwhelmed the NSI registry was by the demand (?), how "hundreds of thousands" tried and "thousands" got their domains. It does include an e-mail address for "feedback"; think 180 db is enough?
posted by wendell at 12:45 AM on March 24, 2000

I had thought about registering through the free thing, but reading through the terms and conditions, and trying to follow all the broken links they had in their help section alone, I decided against it.
posted by jason at 9:20 AM on March 24, 2000

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