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Re: shuts down entire data center?

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Mon Jan 16 15:45:43 2006

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Joe McGuckin wrote:


On the other hand , I'm not comfortable with the idea that an organization
that provides network infrastructure services under the aegis of the US
Government could unilaterally revoke those services for something that is
not illegal.
It does not have to be illegal. All that is necessary is that customer
who purchased the service beware and agree to the policies prior to making the purchase (of course, almost nobody fully reads that long
agreement you get presented on the website, but that's another story...)

Not being somebody who've ever used godaddy's services, I'm just speculating based on various reports, but I think their registration
service agreement is more extensive then domain registration agreement from most other registrars and prohibits use of the domain in connection with spamming as well as in connection with illegal activities.

If policies are violated then domain maybe suspended until problem is resolved. I suspect they don't suspend right away and have system of requiring domain owner be available for notification and conversation
in case such use (prohibited by their service agreement) is reported.
If they do not hear anything about it and reports continue then they
take action as allowed by domain registration agreement.

What we probably saw is such action after nectartech failed to respond
to several notifications and probably kept server running without
fully cleaning it up and possibly more then one of their servers was hacked too. This is similar enough situation to what may happen when
you run servers on the connection purchased from your ISP and that
ISP actually takes abuse reports seriously and has working abuse
department that follows up on what is sent them.

That this was spinned around as datacenter shutdown on WHT and even
got here is a result of both how nectartech wanted itself seen and
who they had for dealing with such vendor actions.

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

The rest is just some random blowhard web hosting customer
I disagree with this particular part. I think its quite clear that
this was not "random blowhard hosting customer" but somebody close to nectartech owner who owner knew could get through walls put by some
companies and if not annoy the hell out of them afterward and spin
it around in [in]appropriate way.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
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