Unlike some of the ‘bigger’ hosts/registrars, DreamHost has never put up garbage search engine ads on any domain name I’ve registered while waiting for me to upload content. Here’s a link to what other companies might call a ‘worst case scenario’, although I believe things like this could be a serious blow to a business that had big plans for a domain, and that this sort of thing is a more serious issue than most people realize.
I found it a bit offensive, but it only makes me appreciate DreamHost more. I just hope they continue with the good business ethics I’ve seen over the years. I’d rather have a little downtime and server problems than be hosted by complete idiots.