July 6 2004
A few weeks ago, register.com sent me a letter
offering a discount if I renewed my registration of edbrill.com early...six
months early. The discount was decent, the letter was in front of
me, so I figured that it was worth doing. I completed the transaction
last week, taking that off my radar for a couple more years.
In e-mail this morning, wow, what an amazing offer -- the exact same discount from register.com if I choose to renew edbrill.com early! How exciting!
It would be one thing if they had come in reverse order...the direct snail mail piece obviously has a few days of lag time between being mailed and arriving here. But the e-mail? How hard would it have been to do some kind of a check to see if I still needed to renew "soon" before sending?
As an aside, at the same time I renewed edbrill.com, I went price shopping for a cheap service to register edbrill.org and edbrill.net, along with domain forwarding for both. Hostway.com had a really cheap deal...$6.95 for a year registration and forwarding. I doubt anyone else would seriously be interested in these adjacent domains, but someone suggested to me that it might be useful to register them, at least before Microsoft does. :)