One of Ireland’s oldest hosts disappears | Moroccan spam orders | News, Moves and Views

 
From: "WebHostingTalk Insider" <insider@PROTECTED>
Subject: One of Ireland’s oldest hosts disappears | Moroccan spam orders | News, Moves and Views
Date: October 13th 2021

October 13th 2021

One of Ireland’s oldest hosts disappeared this morning

News is breaking that Host.ie, also known as Novara or Digihost, has gone offline this morning. Anything hosted by the company or using their DNS servers is unreachable, apparently impacting around 12 thousand domain names, mostly .ie and .com. The company has changed ownership a few times over the last 2 decades, including name changes along the way, and is currently known as "Hostopia Ireland" after being acquired by American provider Deluxe Corporation. It had previously been taken over by Digiweb (now Viatel). IEDR are assisting .ie domain name registrants who are wanting to move their domains elsewhere to get them back online.

Join the discussion


 

 

Spam orders - What to do?

Alex has noticed an increase in orders for lower-range VPSs being placed from Morocco. Even after thorough checking and customers appearing to have valid details and billing information, they were getting blacklisted within a few days of using their services. When they started asking for IDs the amount of photoshopped documentation being submitted showed their determination. Other members are posting about varying experiences of these types of orders, and how they combat them. Is this something that you're experiencing too, and is Morocco a hot-spot or are other areas reasons for caution? How far can you go with verifying new customers and asking for ID or proof before starting to scare genuine customers away? Share your thoughts in the thread.

Join the discussion


 

 

Fully Managed Dedicated from $129/mo

Upgrade to Fully Managed Hosting with special savings on select configurations, as low as $129/mo.

New customers looking for the absolute best in power and performance can also take 25% off their first 6 months on servers featuring the latest Intel Xeon 6226R processors.

As always, migrations are free and every managed solution includes our 100% Network and Power Uptime Guarantees, industry-leading SLAs, and 24/7/365 support from the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting®.

Learn More


News, Moves and Views

From around the forum this week...

Got some news of your own to share? If it's news from your own company it belongs in Web Hosting Industry Announcements (no ads please!). If you've scooped some news about something else going on in the hosting industry we'd love for you to share it in our Industry News section!

Browse all Industry News


  

 

Corporate and Premium Memberships

Have you ever wondered how to increase your presence and exposure on WebHostingTalk? Premium and Corporate memberships offer you opportunities to stand out in posts and advertisements, post offers more frequently, enjoy a larger PM (private message) box capacity, participate in the "VIP" area at the top of the forum and, for corporate members, receive keyword alerts which you can customize to your own needs. Find out more by visiting our memberships page.

View our membership options


Contact:
https://www.webhostingtalk.com
insider@PROTECTED
WebHostingTalk, Inc. 2 Toronto St., Ste. #239, Toronto, ON, M5C 2B5 Canada
Phone:+1 416 277 0095
 
  • This mailing list is a public mailing list - anyone may join or leave, at any time.
  • This mailing list is announce-only.

Delivered weekly, the Web Hosting Talk Insider newsletter covers the latest news in the cloud and hosting industry, the hottest Web Hosting Talk threads, and in-depth insight and commentary on the trends impacting your business.

Privacy Policy:

https://info.webhostingtalk.com/wht-privacy-policy/

Go back to WebHostingTalk