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www.commonname.com

Anyone have any experiences?

     

brass monkey

8:48 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just wondering, based on a solictation call I received yesterday, if anyone is familiar with the search engine www.commonname.com. Being that I never have really heard anyone talk about it, it never crossed my PC.

The call yesterday claimed that they purchased the real name technology that Microsoft was developing (note they are not the only call that has claimed this and they asked if I had heard of Bill Gates!). It sounded somewhat scammy because they basically tried a scare tactic in the sale (you know the old "I might have to call your competitor" routine).

Claims by commonname.com:
1) 24,000,000 subscribers.
2) will be the next Google in a couple of years, since they already had 1/3 the amount of subscribers.
3) unable to answer any direct technical questions such as how many times a certain keyword was searched within their engine (I believe a simple software program could answer that!)
4) wanted to know if a went forward, would I just be using a credit card?!?(kind of wierd was the manner she asked, "so if you decide by Friday, you will just put it on your credit card, right?"
5) $299 1st, $199 every year after to purchase the number one position.

Anyway, just making sure this isn't worth investing in and would love some input/feedback...

skibum

11:43 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator skibum is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



will be the next Google in a couple of years, since they already had 1/3 the amount of subscribers.

Any sales person who says that need to be hung up on and have their head examined.

caine

11:46 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is against the TOS, it looks like a commercial system.

though in saying that it resolves badly in IE, but great in Opera - already won a praise.

brass monkey

3:30 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Skibum, my thoughts exactly.

Caine, can you further explain your reply? I really am not following (it went straight over my head and is still going and going and going)

Thanks,

BrAsS mOnKeY

rfgdxm1

1:54 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rfgdxm1 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Obviously, the salesman is lying.
 

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