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20 More Unfortunate Domain Names

Friday, January 26th, 2007

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As a follow up to my post with the Top 10 Worst Domain Names from last summer, here comes even more unfortunate domain names. If you enjoyed this post, please Digg It !

The Royal Tit-Watching [...]

Contest Update

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I’ve closed for submissions to the contest a bit more than a week ago. 108 readers posted their guesses in time and luckily we got quite some diversity in the guesses.

Half the guesses were for a date in April or May, but we managed to avoid too many “double bookings” (except for May 14 which [...]

WordPress 2.1 is out – and ready as an one-click upgrade…

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

WordPress 2.1 was released just 3 days ago and is already available in the DreamHost Control Panel as either an one-click install or an one-click upgrade.
The new version includes a ton of new features like:

Tabbed EditorAllows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing seamlessly.

Your drafts will be autosaved in the background while you’re writing [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – January 2007

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Happy New Year and happy new newsletter:

New Year’s Resolution
DreamHost to Decrease Storage Capacity and Bandwidth Allowance?
Basically this story is just (successful) digg-bait (IMHO)…
New SVN, Ruby and ImageMagick
SVN has been upgraded to version 1.3.2
Imagemagick to version 6.2.4 and
Ruby to version 1.8.5
New Domain Transfer Locking
You can now “lock” your domains as an extra safeguard against scumbags trying [...]

DreamHost 2006 – Year in Review

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I’ve just re-read my DreamHost 2005 – Year in Review-post from last year and decided to repeat the exercise.
Hosting Plans
DreamHost started the new year by quadrupling the disk space and octupling the bandwidth on all shared hosting plans. A Crazy Domain Insane plan went from 4800 MB disk storage to 20 GB storage and from [...]

DreamHost to Decrease Storage Capacity and Bandwidth Allowance?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

The plan comparison page has just been updated with “On January 4th starting Disk drops to 199.5 GB” and “On January 4th starting BW drops to 1.995 TB” for the Crazy Domain Insane plan etc.

Anybody knows what DreamHost is up to?
Guess we’ll see in the next newsletter due any time now…
As Wendel and Daniel point [...]

Guess the Date and Win an iPod Shuffle

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

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 [...]

Ruby upgraded to 1.8.5

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Ruby has been upgraded from version 1.8.2 to 1.8.5. A summary of changes can be found at
According to DreamHost Imagemagick is currently being upgraded to version 6.2.4 and Subversion is being upgraded to version 1.3.2.
While Ruby has been upgraded on some servers, they are deploying the new version on a slow rate, since the [...]

The Big 4-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

This week’s stats from WebHosting.Info shows that DreamHost have reached another milestone. They are now hosting more than 400.000 domains.
Last January they passed 200,000 domains, in July they reached 300,000 domains and the last 6 months they have continued their growth with tremendous pace. This means that they now have doubled in size in less [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – December 2006

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

DreamHost’s December newsletter covering events in November:
Publish your own videos on your own server in your own flash player. More info in DreamHost Media Tools Beta.
Google Checkout
Google Checkout added as a payment option.
Adsense on DreamBook
DreamHost’s free guest book service now uses Google Adsense text ads instead of graphical banner ads.
Free Hosting for Non-Profits, Forever
DreamHost are [...]