Web Hosting Talk is reporting that Lunarpages has turned the default 404 pages for all sites they host (if they have not configured a custom 404 page) to sponsored links type ad pages. Dreamhost has grabbed the opportunity to draw LunarPages hosting customers to their web hosting by offering free one year hosting to them.
Announcing the web hosting deal, Dreamhost offers a special promo code –
“Any Lunarpages customers who want to switch to DreamHost, we’ll be happy to have you and we promise to never, never, ever, ever, do anything of this sort, ever! You’re already paying us for hosting.. that should really be enough! … Use the promo code LOONEYPAGES when you sign up and get your first year completely free.. it works for current Lunarpages customers only!”
The unofficial Dreamhost blog has got snapshot of the sample error pages that were seen and points to the updated TOS. Those 404 pages seem fixed now.
Dreamhost recently switched to a single hosting plan and is already offering a best discount promo code ever for $110! There is tough competition and lot of money in the domain names and web hosting business. Remember how GoDaddy transfer 850,000 Registerfly domain names to their side. Now Dreamhost is attracting Lunar Pages customers with the free hosting deal.