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gav (2710)

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Journal of gav (2710)

Saturday November 30, 2002
02:19 PM

Lesson of the week

[ #9217 ]
Why choosing a domain name that you can tell somebody over the phone is important:

(the client's name is removed to protect the innocent)

Client: I can't ftp to my site, I want to update some pages.
    Me: Ok, what's the address?
Client: It's careers at xxx dot com
    Me: (assumes careers.xxx.com which doesn't exist) Are you sure? That site doesn't exist.
Client: Yes, it's careers at xxx dot com.
    Me: You're you sure, that's an email address rather than a site name.
Client: Yes, It's careers A T xxx dot com
    Me: Oh, you mean careersatxxx.com
Client: Yes
    Me: Sorry, we don't host that here.

:)

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  • I've got the same problem with my e-mail provider, one of the early ISPs in Sweden called Bahnhof. It's german for (train) station. That old information superhighway, cyber kind of thingy probably inspired them.

    But try telling people over the phone, with that spelling:

    bahnhof.se

    *ouch*

    /J