Network Solutions finally got around to offering me a free .xyz domain name.
The .XYZ top level domain name continues to grow by thousands of registrations each day due to a Network Solutions giveaway.
I got my first such free domain offer today. It’s interesting to see how the company handles the promotion.
As you probably know by now, Network Solutions’ program is “opt out”, meaning the domain name is put in your account unless you specifically decline.
Interestingly, the subject line of the email telling me I am getting a free .xyz domain was merely “Thank You for being a loyal customer”.
Anyone who has domains in a Network Solutions or Register.com account knows that Web.com companies send a promotional email every day. Most of mine land in spam, so I suspect most people don’t even open this email.
The email, which has been widely published already, says that I’ll get a free .xyz domain to match one of my .com’s. There’s no autorenew on the domain and I don’t have to pay anything for it.
If you wish to decline, you click through to a page that looks like this:
After reading the details of the promotion again, you have to click on a button to decline the offer. (I’ve already clicked that button in the screenshot above.)