RE: [NTO] Re: 1and1 signup review..
- Hi Sheri,
> Somewhere is all the agreement/TOS text it said something aboutThat may be it! I am referring to http://www.1and1.co.uk, which is all
> being in, or the agreement being governed by New York law. I didn't
> notice any misspellings on those pages.
priced in UKP and looks thoroughly English, initially!
> Now this part I don't understand. The tiny web space my ISP providesAh! I suspect that the UK is rather different to elsewhere. Thanks to the
> has no script support.
de-regulation of our telephone system some time back, we have an unusual
In order to help break up the privatised government monopoly it was forced
to pay those organisations who set up businesses which generated traffic on
their network. ISPs found it cost less to buy/run a rack of modems and a
server or two than they generated through inbound calls. Result: Masses of
no-subscription ISPs arrived on the UK scene, who also provided a healthy
chunk of advert-free web space and ready to run scripts for stuff like hit
counters and basic forms. Yes, you had to pay for the phone call but, at
that stage, that wasn't a problem in the UK market where we were never used
to free local calls.
Now things have changed a bit and most people pay an ISP subscription in
order to get flat monthly fee connections to their ISP, so avoiding the
unexpected big phone bill. For 99% of domestic users, the web space
allowances and scripts, such as they were, and bandwidth allowances, if
published, were much bigger than needed. Businesses, however, did need more
and a completely separate market developed for additional facilities. Being
aimed at businesses, charges could be correspondingly high - hence the kinds
of prices than I am paying! :-(
> I already have a large free space for posting photographs...
> http://sherisg3.fotopic.net . I have a couple of private ones forI guess this is one of those companies that is still in its build a name,
> sharing family photos. Great deal which I hope will continue.
> They've recently added some fee-based services.
grab a share of the market phase. The market is maturing rapidly with the
roll-out of broadband - still a rarity, here. Maybe they foresee a business
opportunity a couple of years down the line as everybody moves over to
- Good point Jeff, I've just put a tickler in my Ecco file for Nov 20th 2006
Regards ... Alec
---- Original Message ----
From: "Jeff" <scismgenie@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 11:23
Subject: [gla: Re: [NTO] Free Web Host - Should I try it?
> Watch out, they will start billing you automatiically on your phone