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October 12, 2003 10:40 AM   Subscribe

Someone doesn't like Hotmail very much and has decided to offer a cruder alternative. Not safe for working really. Contains strong language.
posted by feelinglistless (12 comments total)
I find that slightly amusing, but probably only because both my Hotmail & Yahoo! Mail accounts have been acting like jerks for weeks now.
posted by catfood at 10:52 AM on October 12, 2003

>FuckHotmail.com Domain for Sale!

He doesnt hate it enough to keep up the project. Heck, it looks like a big ad to me.
posted by skallas at 10:59 AM on October 12, 2003

This person did not do their homework. If it were a site solely criticizing HotmailĀ® they might have a chance at hanging on to this domain name. As it stands, their blatant offer to sell the domain name easily constitues "bad faith" under both ICANN's UDRP and the Lanham Act under ACPA.
posted by anathema at 11:02 AM on October 12, 2003

Of course there is always the question of whether "fuckhotmail.com" would ever likely to be confused with "hotmail.com" in the first place. UDRP decisions are all over the map with "sucks" cases so who knows. Hotmail could always claim dilution by tarnishment (I think it would be easy for Hotmail to prove that they have a "famous" trademark) but that would require a federal civil action. My guess is that this site is taken down as soon as the first cease and desist is received and within a year will be owned by Hotmail thanks to the UDRP.
posted by anathema at 11:10 AM on October 12, 2003

If it were HotFuckMail.com then maybe...
posted by milovoo at 12:03 PM on October 12, 2003

wadda wadda wadda. there is no reason why he doesnt like hotmail, no nothing on this site. he just woke up and thought omg fuckhotmail, what an edgy domain name! it's so edgy i'm sure i can sell this and make $50. loser.
posted by carfilhiot at 12:26 PM on October 12, 2003

"If you are having problems and don't feel it's down to your own stupidity then mail helpmeimatwat@fuckhotmail.com and we'll sort you out."

Gotta love the customer support. This is definitely an improvement on hotmail.com. Sign my ass up!
posted by ZachsMind at 2:43 PM on October 12, 2003

Who wants to sign up for a decoy/throwaway address if it's 50/50 the thing is about to go under? I've been using a punchmyvagina.com from T-Shirt Hell for about two years with no trouble and tons less spam than hotmail. Several other evil domain names available there for your free acct.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:09 PM on October 12, 2003

posted by FormlessOne at 7:43 AM on October 13, 2003

When I tried to buy Extra Storage on Hotmail, I couldn't because you have to give an American billing address. That's not very good is it? I'm not from America and so am blocked from buying Extra Storage.

Fuck Hotmail.
posted by SpaceCadet at 1:21 PM on October 13, 2003

Try fastmail. Its fast, its free, and best of all.. it works. Oh yeah and bester of all its not owned by Microsoft.
posted by sophist at 4:45 PM on October 14, 2003

Nobody seems to have twigged to the obvious here - can anyone say "e-mail harvester"?
posted by dg at 10:25 PM on October 15, 2003

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