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1/18/06

DirectL Misleads Customers About Domain Names for $1.49

Okay, read this article by directl. Click here to read it.

Now after reading that, do you feel that they will let you register a .info domain name for just $1.49?

Well you can't. It costs over $12 to register a .info domain name. Only resellers can buy them for $1.49.

Of course in the very first paragraph it contains a link to their website and says
DirectI ( www.directi.com ), a leading Web Services Company and one of the fastest growing ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars, recently announced the sale of .INFO domain names, at an unbelievable price of $1.49 for a year. The new promotional price, effective from December 31st 2005, will be available upto June 30, 2006.
They know many people will stop right there and go to their website.

I emailed them about the article and told them I thought it was very misleading. They said they would correct it. Doesn't seem they have done so. Do a blogsearch for them and you'll see it's still being posted.

In my opinion any company that intentionally misleads the public, even after concerns have been raised, isn't worthy of anyone's trust and that their credibilty just took a nose dive.

Keep in mind that if you are a web professional or web savvy when it comes to domain names, you may not have been mislead. However if you are of the general public who doesn't know as much about domain names and the web, this article would mislead them.

But of course that's just my opinion. What's yours?

More things that just piss me off

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It ain't easy being sleazy.

2:10 AM  

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