Who Sold Me to Domain Design Shop?

I was curious when I received an Email with the subject “Important information about your domain: thinlight.org”. I ordered this domain name from GoDaddy, but they shouldn’t send me emails when there isn’t any changes of the domain.

Actually the mail was not from GoDaddy. The content was:

Hello,
Congratulations on registering the domain: thinlight.org. Now is the time to establish an effective Internet presence. Domain Design Shop is an internationally recognized Web design company that specializes in marketing and branding. Our staff has assisted hundreds of companies, organizations, and individuals in achieving their goals of developing custom web sites and technology solutions.

Please click here to see our portfolio: [their site url]

Warm Regards,
[their site url]

Sweet! They knew that I had just got this domain and provided such a comfortable service!

But wait a minute. Who gave away the message that I just registered this domain? I think it’s not GoDaddy who sold me out. “Domain Design Shop” must be such a shit polling the whois database to get the new registered domains information, and spamming these domain owners.

If you’re interested, go and check out their own website. No I don’t want such design works, though my own design is ugly enough. They just remind me of the “good old days” years ago.

Usually we would pay an extra fee to hide our contact information in the whois query result. Just hope they’re not spamming every domain buyers.

First Draft of Site Design

Developing a new look for WordPress is a relatively simple task, as long as you know some CSS/HTML basics.

I don’t know how to create beautiful graphics, so I only used simple colors and simple transitions. Totally three blue colors were used, from light to dark. I especially like the sidebar border :) . The ripples mark the beginnings of entries. I discarded the CSS list types but used background images to achieve this effect.

Thanks to the simple structure of WordPress, it didn’t take me much time to make this theme. Of course I will tailor it in the future to make it better-looking.