by Mike Masnick
Wed, Mar 12th 2008 6:21am
On Monday, Tim wrote about the pointless controversy around the site RateMyCop.com, which would allow people to rate police officers they had dealings with. Considering how many similar sites there are for teachers, doctors, restaurants, etc. -- combined with the dangers that come with police abusing the power they are given -- a site to rate police officers seems quite reasonable. But, of course, many police officers didn't see it that way. However, what no one expected is that the site's registrar and host would step into the fight and take the site completely offline with no warning to its owner. Yesterday, GoDaddy pulled the entire site offline, and replaced it with a page telling the owner to call GoDaddy (even though they had his phone number). People at GoDaddy gave conflicting reports as to why the site was taken offline, first claiming it was taken offline for "suspicious activity" and later that he had surpassed a 3 terabyte bandwidth limit, which the owner of the site disputes, saying there weren't nearly enough page views for that to happen. Either way, he's now ditched GoDaddy and found a host that won't pull the site offline with no warning and no recourse.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- 'Credible' Email Bomb Threat Shuts Down LA Schools... Sent From 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
- Motion Picture Academy's Five-Year Quest To Make GoDaddy Pay For 'Infringing' Websites Ends In A Loss
- Anonymous Plaintiffs File Misguided Lawsuit Against Amazon, GoDaddy, Others Over Ashley Madison Hack
- Daily Dot Latest To 'Keep Conversation Moving Forward' By Not Letting Site Visitors Comment At All
- US CIO Orders All .Gov Websites To Require Encrypted Connections, Amazon Enters The Secure Cert Space