November 16, 2000
9:35 AM   Subscribe

eToys sucks, Blogger sucks, everywhere a suck suck? Maybe should add a "sucks" suffix as one of its automated "additional available names" options.
posted by highindustrial (18 comments total)
Yeah, wait... nope.

I hate to start YATAN (yet another thread about nader), but Nader thought the .sucks domain could be an important protest method many months ago (which is actually eons in internet time).
posted by mathowie at 9:42 AM on November 16, 2000

Hey ... don't "suck[s]" the messenger. :)
posted by highindustrial at 9:50 AM on November 16, 2000

Of course, if there was a .sucks domain, they'd just get bought up by the corporate owner, just as companies register, thereby (theoretically) circumventing criticism. Did you notice that both and are owned by their respective companies?

If all else fails, you could always do like did with Verizon. Seeing that was registered by Verizon, Emmanuel Goldstein registered After a cease and desist order, he registered too. More information here.
posted by waxpancake at 9:59 AM on November 16, 2000

at my last place of employment myself and my sys admin made preventative measures against this sort of thing.
posted by ajbriones at 10:00 AM on November 16, 2000

oh, and did i mention we went "preventative measure" crazy and bought 150 domains that day?

lesson learned: don't go overboard.
posted by ajbriones at 10:01 AM on November 16, 2000

Part of Nader's dot-sucks proposal was that the corporations in question would not be allowed to own the domain. There would be controls on who could buy the domain, much like there are controls on who can register dot-edu and dot-gov domains today.
posted by daveadams at 10:02 AM on November 16, 2000

Oh, and why exactly does Jack Saturn own ""?
posted by daveadams at 10:03 AM on November 16, 2000

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.


>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 21:20:09 EST <<<

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and
posted by grimmelm at 10:10 AM on November 16, 2000

People can always come up with more creative suffixes than "sucks", though.

How about:,,,, etc. ?

They'd have to buy them all!

(disclaimer: I actually love Blogger)
posted by Succa at 10:15 AM on November 16, 2000
posted by highindustrial at 10:17 AM on November 16, 2000

be careful, you might get "preventative measure" crazy... if you buy, you'd have to buy "", "", etc., etc.

before you know it, you've spent $5000 in domain names in one day.

don't laugh, we did.

posted by ajbriones at 10:23 AM on November 16, 2000

jack bought it as a joke one day. We had big plans for what we might do with it. We still might someday.
posted by mathowie at 10:43 AM on November 16, 2000

Oh, really? I bought As a preventive measure, I had to buy and too. I plan to cultivate emnity, and sell the domains to the rightful brandname owners for a high price.
posted by rschram at 1:43 PM on November 16, 2000

And let's not forget MetaFiltersucksinfinity and MetaFiltersucksinfinityplusinfinity.
posted by highindustrial at 2:13 PM on November 16, 2000

posted by daveadams at 2:17 PM on November 16, 2000


oh, wait . . .
posted by grimmelm at 2:28 PM on November 16, 2000

George Bush's web design team (or whatever the term is) bought dozens of varieties of when they first started the website. And I hear they still missed one or two
posted by thirdball at 3:35 PM on November 16, 2000

They also notably missed which seems like it would be a higher priority than "".
posted by daveadams at 8:25 AM on November 17, 2000

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