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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:12 am
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a cautionary tale. If you're a big multinational and you're going to rebrand, remember to get ALL the domain names applicable to your business, won't you?http://www.introducingmonday.co.uk/
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:35 pm
this was done by PWC it is a publicity stunt.....look at the ammount of hits and publicity they are getting.Remember what PWC do....the are E-Commerce spin doctors.
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:30 pm
I doubt it - there are other sites springing up which are quite anti PWC because they're doing layoffs at the moment. It's also registered to an individual and the whole thing just reeks of a "sucks" site. In a sense it does raise the profile of PWC's name change, but I seriously doubt they've engineered it. The Lone Gunmen might well think otherwise
I find it far more plausible that someone in the US arm was responsible for getting the domain names for the change and was just totally ignorant of the existence of regional domain names, and so neglected to get hold of them. This isn't the first time PWC have had domain name issues either, they tried to get PWC.com off someone but failed to do so...Spin or not - the new name's still a donkey!
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:33 pm
just spoke to a buddy at PWC and you are %100 correct it is not a scam it is %100 geniuine mistake.Kudos to you Andy
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:18 pm
Heh. Almost a shame, it would have been an interesting bit of reverse psychology - they could have used it as a warning to their clients about what might happen! I checked the links on the front page of the site and one of them goes to a site specialising in those Photoshop mock-ups that seem to be all the rage, which was very in keeping with the style of the "sucks" site...