Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Register your domain for 100 years?

Today I received an ad from Network Solutions for a special deal to register my domain for 100 years.

I think this is stupid because the Internet, as we know it, has only been around and in use for about 8 years (and that's being generous, it's probably more like 6). What makes Network Solutions think that people will still be using domain names in 100 years?

I am not convinced that we'll be pulling up web pages through a web browser on our desktop computers in 15-20 years. Technology changes so much these days.

I have to admit that it's good marketing for Network Solutions. They'll get $1000 per customer that signs up for that ($10/yr) - so they could make bank off of the whole thing, as stupid as it is.

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