Ow well, at least there is still co.cc domains for free.
If you want something without hassles, you must pay for it.
Those doing business analysis should watch this company, as this will be another one example of a business that will close down.
These domains were somewhat popular due to the free offering, they have no other value in terms of reselling domains. If they do have any value at all it will be very, very little.
co.za should see an increase in sales though.
I can't say I'll be shedding any tears over this. I liked the .za.net domains 10 years ago, but it's come back to bite me in a mean and nasty way when I was moving all the domains I host DNS for off a dedicated server with one provider to a DNS provider. One of the domains just would not update. It would not show up in their queue. It's like the request for that domain disappeared into a black hole. (And before you ask, yes, there was nothing wrong with the request - I diffed it with one that went through, and all that was different was the domain name). I repeatedly tried to contact za.nic through the email and fax on their contact page, with no effect. The net result was, I was stuck with the dedicated box, costing me a lot of uneccessary money.
It was cool when I was a student and they were free etc. Bit of a mission to set up if you're not familiar with DNS etc though but zoneedit was good enough. At some point I needed to update a domain and it took over a month which meant about a month without email through that domain and since then I'll rather pay R50 a year for a co.za. Also for any company I think it's inexcusable to use a za.net when co.za is R50/year.
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Last edited by ghoti; 08-05-2012 at 03:48 PM.
“I believe Ayn Rand's first love poem went: Roses are red, violets are blue, finish this poem yourself you dependent parasite".”
ghoti, maybe it's time for a new sld... net.za?
or you could be my all-time hero and set up the .dev tld.
love you long time. <3
Last edited by murraybiscuit; 08-05-2012 at 02:49 PM.
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