Archive for March, 2012

Beware of Bell Domains!

I just received a (spam) email from telling me that they were offering a variation to a domain name for sale and that “it would make an excellent addition to your existing” [collection of domains].  When I tried to reply to the email, I received the following response:

This email address is not monitored. Please contact us at

(I hope someone is scraping these email addresses?!?   :o)

First of all, they don’t even own the domain name they were trying to sell me (no one does!):


Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:11:52 UTC <<<

Anyway, if I click on the link in the email, I’m taken to the web site.  When I went to their main page, it asks “Did you receive an email from us? Enter the domain below to see if the domain name is still available.” and prompts me for a domain name.  I entered a domain that I knew didn’t exist (like “”) and I got this interesting response

I get a kick out of how it says “It is listed as a premium domain name and is expected to sell quickly.“!!   :o)

It probably doesn’t reflect too well on the “Domain Name Owners Association (DNOA)” that Bell Domains claims to be a certified seller either.


Yahoo! Refuses Customer Support

Yahoo! is no longer offering it’s users any form of support.  In an attempt to send an email to a Yahoo! customer, I received a message stating that my email was blocked for policy reasons.  When I forwarded that email to Customer Support, indicating that they were erroneously blocking my email, and I got this response:

Notice that it concludes with “Thank you for reaching out to us.  We look forward to helping you!”.  Yeah, right!   I went to the Yahoo! hompage, looked for the HELP link at the bottom of the page, searched for appropriate “support topic”, and when I couldn’t find it, I clicked on the “Still Need Help?  Contact Customer Care” button, and THIS is what I get:

“ATTENTION: Yahoo! no longer provides technical assistance for this issue.”  REALLY?!?!  You should have stopped at “Yahoo! no longer provides technical assistance”!!  Who do they think they are – Google?!?  :o)