<VV> Domain names (very little Corvair)

Dennis & Debbie Pleau ddpleau at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 19 22:22:43 EDT 2005

If you contact Hostway don't mention you know myself, Harry or Bryan.  A 
lot of years ago we needed to have our mail list with a hosting 
service.  We contracted with Hostway.  Bryan moved the name list in the 
format they told him to use and then left on two weeks vacation.  The list 
didn't work.  After getting the run around they told me how the files 
should be configured and FTPed them to my computer, I manipulated them and 
moved them back.  Hostway's technical people were no help at all, and since 
all the CORSA Majordomo knowledge resided in Bryan and he was gone, I 
joined a majordomo mail list about majordomo mail list and asked enough 
questions and got enough answers to get the list barely functional.

After I got no help from Hostway time after time, I forwarded a reply from 
them to Harry an in some text I wrote to Harry I suggested since he was in 
Chicago and Hostway was there also, he should get JR and a baseball bat and 
do a number on their knee caps.  Some how they were BCCed on the 
message.  They were not amused to say the least.

I was never so happy to have Bryan get back from vacation and configure 
what I didn't have correctly configured.  Shortly after that we contracted 
with Bryan to host all CORSA Internet stuff and have had a 99.9% or better 
up since and I've never once though about taking a baseball bat to his knees.

In Hostway's defense, they were brand new at the time.  To be in business 
this long, they have to be much better than they were then or they would be 
out of business.  They have been advertising on the radio here and every 
time I their ad it reminds me of the 2 weeks of hell.


At 04:52 AM 10/18/2005, Steven J. Serenska wrote:
>>I'm looking for some help registering a web domain name. The Google I did
>>came up with several different outfits with even more pricing options. I 
>>haven't done this before and would like some advice from those that have.
>I researched this about a year ago because I needed to set aside about 50 
>domain names.  The service I found to be the cheapest was at 
>http://www.hostway.com.  You can register a domain name there for $6.95 a 
>year.  By contrast, Network Solutions (the big kahuna in the industry) 
>charges $34.95 per year.  Yahoo! (and others) will occasionally advertise 
>domain name registrations for $4.95/year, but if you read the fine print, 
>that price is only for the first year and it's $7.95 per year thereafter.
>At hostway, all you need is an available domain name and a credit card.
>They also have a "domain forwarding" feature in which you can point the 
>domain at any other URL you wanted (e.g., 
>www.corvair.org/chapters/chapter672).  In that way, you could achieve your 
>primary objective of letting people type a shorter name 
>(WichitaCorvairs.org), but you wouldn't have to do anything else.  Your 
>chapter's existing website would just work as is.  You would also avoid 
>having to pay a hosting service to host your site since my understanding 
>is that CORSA provides this to chapters for free.  If not, I also can 
>point you toward a cheap and reliable hosting service that I have used for 
>several years.
>If you really want to save some typing, both KCorvairs.com (Kansas 
>Corvairs) and WCorvairs.com (WitchitaCorvairs) are available.
>If you have any other detailed questions, please write me offline.  I only 
>answered this portion here because I thought a few others might be interested.
>Steven "finally, a question I can help with" Serenska

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