How much for .gov web hosting?
Ammon sent me an email with regard to an auction on Ebay where by the looks of it a Webmaster has been up to no good and is making a few dollars in selling some hosting on a .gov site.
The auction is now finished and the winning bidder has successfully purchased a site on a 'golddust' .gov domain for the cool sum of £5,200!
In the grand scheme of things this might be considered a bargain based on the link opportunities from the trusted .gov tyope domain, but look at one the disclaimers attached to the sale.
- No guarantees as to longevity of hosting contract with server owner
What? Are you crazy, are you telling me that for £5,200 English pounds I am not even guaranteed a years hosting with this and that anythink that is uploaded could be removed within a matter of hours?
I haven't mentioned the seller has no Ebay history, this is madness, I hope the purchaser of the sale gets their money's worth, but for £5,200 I can't see that happening.