Guess the Date and Win an iPod Shuffle

iPod Shuffle

To celebrate DreamHost just passed 400,000 hosted domains I’m going to throw a small contest here at the Unofficial DreamHost Blog.

First prize will be a slick iPod Shuffle – the world’s smallest digital music player, which let’s you wear up to 240 songs on your sleeve.

 

Guess when DreamHost will pass 500,000 hosted domains

Every Monday WebHosting.Info releases their weekly stats with the total domains hosted by each web hosting company. DreamHost just passed 400,000 hosted domains and I expect that they will pass 500,000 domains in 2007. Your job is to guess which date this will happen.

Since WebHosting.Info only posts weekly data I will equally split out the weekly increase over the past week in order to calculate the winning date. As an example the winning guess for 400,000 domains would be 21 December 2006.

In order to participate you should post your guess in the comments within the next two weeks. Make sure you use a valid email address in order for me to contact you if you’re the lucky winner.

Rules:

  • 1 entry per person (remember to use a valid email address)
  • Make your entries in the format of January 1, 2007 to avoid any misunderstandings.
  • The cutoff for posting entries will be at 11:59 pm January 14, 2007.
  • In the event of a tie (multiple guesses on the same date or same distance to the correct date for multiple entries) I’ll randomly draw a winner between the closest guesses.
  • In the event of no winner (the contest has to stop for some reason like WebHosting.Info cease to release their stats) or in case DreamHost doesn’t pass 500,000 domains by December 31, 2007 I’ll randomly draw a winner between all the participants.

Prize:

  • An Apple 1 GB iPod Shuffle (worth $79)

Best of luck to all of you!

117 Responses to “Guess the Date and Win an iPod Shuffle”

  1. Peter says:

    My guess: August 3, 2007

  2. Linked from: The Big 4-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
  3. Linked from: Quick Online Tips
  4. Nick says:

    My time machine tells me it’ll be June 25, 2007.

  5. Nathan Friedly says:

    I’m going to go with May 3rd

  6. Vincent says:

    July 16, 2007

  7. R. Francis Smith says:

    I’ll be more optimistic than those above. March 30, 2007.

  8. Chris says:

    April 19, 2007.

  9. José Luis Escobedo says:

    April 15, 2007

  10. random person says:

    June 15, 2007

  11. jigar mehta says:

    I think it would cross 5 lakh mark at 17th July, 2007

  12. Matt Nordhoff says:

    April 14, 2007.

    I won’t remember this contest at all by then. :P

  13. Faramelli Gerard says:

    January 17, 2007

    very likely on that date

  14. Will says:

    April 20, 2007

  15. Ben Karel says:

    April 11, 2007!

  16. Tristan says:

    May 23, 2007

  17. Daisy says:

    April 7, 2007

  18. vinicius says:

    June 20, 2007

  19. Keating says:

    May 12, 2007

  20. bingu says:

    April 7, 2007

  21. techie says:

    March 31th, 2007

  22. Peiffer Nicole says:

    June 21, 2007

  23. Javier says:

    June 19, 2007

  24. Eduardo Habkost says:

    June 15, 2007

  25. shazow says:

    March 6, 2007

  26. Robert Rittenhouse says:

    March 22, 2007

  27. Dinesh Jamwal says:

    May 19th! =)

    Go Dreamhost!

  28. Kevin Wallace says:

    May 18, 2007

  29. Munsen says:

    May 20, 2007

  30. Matt Heavner says:

    August 10, 2007

  31. Corinne says:

    February 12, 2006

  32. Corinne says:

    Darn, does it count if I say that I meant February 12, 2007?

  33. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Corinne – Sure, no problem!

  34. Chris Dzombak says:

    June 12, 2007

  35. Kevin Hatfield says:

    May 14, 2007

  36. Steve says:

    I would have to say July 28 2007

  37. Jess says:

    November 19, 2007

  38. Lucy says:

    May 7, 2007

  39. Hypercubed says:

    OK… I got it… May 4, 2007 12:18:35 PM

  40. Adam says:

    April 1, 2007

  41. Jessica says:

    May 14, 2007

  42. Art Kauffman says:

    March 2, 2007

  43. Skit says:

    March 18, 2007

  44. Caleb Unseth says:

    April 15, 2007. Gotta go with my b-day–it’s just lucky!

  45. Ryan W. says:

    April 1st 2007. Nope, no joking going on here :-)

  46. Alan says:

    March 17th, 2007

  47. Dave T says:

    May 9th, 2007

  48. Matt N says:

    I say June 25, 2007

  49. Bowzer says:

    June 1, 2007.

  50. Pete V Happy DreamHost Employee says:

    Are employees of DreamHost eligible to win? =)

  51. James W says:

    May 8, 2007

  52. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Pete V – Sure, no problem – as long as you won’t run crazy promos to affect the result ;-)

  53. Customer says:

    Which time zone is being used for times and dates?

  54. Customer says:

    OK. First I wanted 5-6-7 because that sounded cool. Then I thought 5-1 because that’s May Day. But, factoring in my guess at what time zone applies, I’m going with April 27, 2007. Subject to revision after the 1-8 data comes out… but for now, April 27, 2007, final answer.

  55. Scatman Dan says:

    August 3rd, 2007

  56. Nelson Chen says:

    April 4, 2007

  57. Pete V Happy DreamHost Employee says:

    Well then! In that case, I guess the week of May 21st.

  58. Matt Skorina says:

    I’m going May 15, 2007

  59. Cesar says:

    May 28, 2007

  60. Hans-Göran Puke says:

    My guess is April 17th 2007

  61. Ricardo says:

    I would say May 31, 2007

  62. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Customer > Timezone is PST (GMT -8) (same timezone as DreamHost).

    WebHosting.Info has just released their report for January 1, 2007. DreamHost is currently at 407,977 domains.

  63. May says:

    May 14, 2007

  64. Wu Xiaodong says:

    May 1, 2007

  65. George says:

    May 15, 2007

  66. Dave Reid says:

    May 5, 2007

  67. Daniel Thor says:

    May 16, 2007

  68. Jan T says:

    May 17, 2007

  69. Andrew says:

    March 14, 2007

  70. Dave F. says:

    April 24, 2007

  71. Lee Fraser says:

    May 6, 2007

  72. Jonas says:

    December 4, 2007

  73. David Horat says:

    March 9, 2007

  74. razy says:

    May 12, 2007 *my birthday* :)

  75. comakut says:

    October 19, 2007

  76. Christopher Phillips says:

    March 23, 2007

  77. Palforce says:

    March, 14th 2007

  78. Jack says:

    March 3rd 2007 :)

  79. kabturek says:

    April 18th 2007

  80. Customer says:

    WebHosting.Info has released their report for January 8, 2007. DreamHost is currently at 416,456 domains. Nice increase in rate.

  81. ciastek says:

    April 17, 2007

  82. thebored says:

    March 11, 2007

  83. Raz2133 says:

    My guess if August 31st, 2007.

    Mark

  84. Brandon says:

    May 19, 2007

  85. infinitaus says:

    29 April 2007

  86. Alberto A-P says:

    March 10th, 2007 :)

  87. Abdullah Tasci says:

    July 15,2007
    My birthday:)

  88. Barbara says:

    May 10, 2007

  89. tripter says:

    A little bird tells me: 9 March, 2007 at 00:30 (12:30 AM) GMT.

  90. Shauvik Roy Choudhary says:

    April 4, 2007

  91. Justin Lin says:

    April 2, 2006

  92. Peter says:

    August 3, 2007

  93. Aaron says:

    March 27, 2007

  94. Sam Bretz says:

    I say October 25th 2007. ^^;

  95. David says:

    Put me down for March 26, 2007 :)

  96. Renée says:

    June 16, 2007

  97. Citizen K says:

    August 1st, 2007

  98. Lasse Hedegaard says:

    February 22, 2007 – my birthday!

  99. William Duckworth says:

    March 29, 2006

  100. Ben B. says:

    April 19, 2007

  101. Claire Wood says:

    April 12, 2007

  102. Mark Saelens says:

    April 26, 2007

  103. Don B. says:

    April 5, 2007

  104. Wang says:

    1st of Jan 2007

  105. sc says:

    14 May 2007

  106. spt says:

    15 April 2007

  107. Candes says:

    April 28, 2007

  108. angels2luv says:

    April 29, 2007

  109. Marcia says:

    January 2, 2007

  110. Grubb says:

    14 September 2007

  111. Renee says:

    24 July 2007

  112. msgtmorgan says:

    May 22, 2006

  113. Valorie says:

    I say…. June 18th, 2007.

  114. vinja says:

    I guess it will cross on 31 july 2007

  115. nathan823 says:

    1st of June, 2007

  116. Maria says:

    June 6th, 2007!

  117. Christian says:

    Independence Day: July 4, 2007…