Hello and welcome to the gail.com FAQ.

Q: Why isn't there any content here? Can't you at least throw up a picture of your cat for the Internet to check out?
A: Sorry, I have a cat, but she's pretty unexciting by Internet standards.

Q: Interested in selling gail.com?
A: Sorry, no.

Q: How did you manage to get gail.com?
A: My husband registered it as a birthday gift back in 1996.

Q: How many times a day is this page visited?
A: In 2015 this page received 1,836,039 hits, which is an average of 5,030 per day. Eighty-three percent of those hits were from unique IP addresses. Occasionally, we get Reddited and get several tens of thousands of visitors over a day or so.

Q: Why is your website so popular? Are you one of those famous people that no one knows why they're famous?
A: No, I'm not famous. It seems likely that most visitors simply mistype gmail.com and end up visiting gail.com by mistake.

Q: I tried to send some photos to my girlfriend and typed gail.com instead of gmail.com in the address field. The photos were of a very personal nature. Can you please delete them?
A: There are only two valid e-mail addresses on the gail.com domain, so it is extremely likely that your photos were rejected by my e-mail provider and tossed into the bit bucket. Another interesting gail.com factoid: my amazing e-mail provider, ProtonMail, rejects about 1.2 million mis-addressed e-mails per week to the gail.com domain.

Q: I think you're infringing on my trademark...
A: If you consult with someone well versed in trademark law, they will tell you that you can't have an exclusive trademark on a common word or name. My husband and I successfully defended ourselves against an attempted domain takeover in 2006; see WIPO Case D2006-0655 for more information.

Q: Are you interested in monetizing gail.com?
A: No, but thanks for asking.

Q: Don't you know that you could throw some ads up and make money?
A: Yes, I know, thank you. For those who feel they need more advertising in their life, please have a look at our swanky Electronic Frontier Foundation ad below. If you believe in a free Internet, please consider clicking on the link and donating to the EFF.

If you have a question not answered above, feel free to send it to: faq at gail period com. Thanks for visiting.

-Gail

 

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