Domaintrix

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Yes Yes.org, which specialises in making natural lubricants, was founded by Susi Lennox, 73, and Sarah Brooks, 58, who chose to use ‘.org’ in its domain name because they found it “amusing” due to its closeness to the word “orgasm”.

However Ciaran Arstall, head of sales and marketing, believed that changing it the site to .com would boost sales and changed it without permission.

He was then sacked from his £57,500 role in June 2017 after three years at the company.

An employment tribunal heard the name change resulted in a significant loss of sales for the business, which is stocked in 92 countries worldwide and was making £1.2 million a year in 2014.

I can’t imagine companies making sex toys attract the best candidates from top management schools, but how dense do you have to be to think you can’t use .org and .com for the same site? You just put a single page with a redirect in the header pointing to whichever domain has the full site. This is what nearly sixty grand gets you in the sex toy industry, it seems.

Mrs Brooks told the tribunal: “I do not know exactly when the claimant questioned our .org URL and suggest we use .com instead, but it would have been between July and November 2014.

Good to see you were keeping a close eye on things, then.

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10 thoughts on “Domaintrix

  1. On my phone, at least, yesyesyes.com does in fact resolve to yesyesyes.org, a UK-based purveyor of “organic lubricants”.

  2. .org for “orgasm”, .com for “come”. If this bloke had his wits about him, he’d still be in a job. But the probably only hired him because his name was like “Arse-tool”.

  3. He obviously never read the company list of dildo-s and dildo-n’ts. (I’ll see myself out).

  4. … specialises in making natural lubricants, was founded by Susi Lennox, 73, and Sarah Brooks, 58, …

    I thought Grace and Frankie was just a sitcom.

  5. I work as a DevOps engineer in a company that makes business management software for a specific medical niche.

    Our developers don’t know how Internet domains and DNS resolution works, much less our marketing team.

  6. Ciaran?

    I would not have hired him.

    Redirects – yep, I’ve been doing that with .com & .co.uk .etc for decades

  7. “I can’t imagine companies making sex toys attract the best candidates from top management schools”

    Well, yeah. They normally go into government and banking and other bullshit jobs protected from competition with nice offices and diversity training courses. Dildo companies want people who can deliver.

    Met some right incompetents in retail banking. Never got fired.

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