August 2nd 2023
How do you react? It seems that many immediately label the request as coming from someone who wants to send spam and decline the request, while others might entertain it under certain conditions like turning off mail ports, rate limiting mail ports, and/or taking a substantial advance payment (often a full year) before considering providing service. The advance payment is designed to separate genuine orders from those wishing to use the VPS for nefarious activities and who are unlikely to wish to spend so much, so move on elsewhere. In this same thread the arguement is made that hosts should not be concerned about what the purpose of the VPS will be, while hosts explain that they're concerned about their IP ranges being blacklisted and the amount of work needed to get those delisted. What's your take? Are there other legitimate reasons for requesting this type of configuration? Are hosts being reasonable declining such orders or imposing extra conditions?
Mike is new to WHT and has been searching around for recommendations for white-label domain reselling, but can't find anything suitable. He has a webpage creation/hosting site and wants to offer free domains to his users when they sign up for an annual subscription. Ideally, he wants to find a white-label solution that reduces the amount of code he needs to write. All of the registrars of interest to him offer APIs but very few offer a white-label page. He's noticed a similar site to what he's after but can't seem to find a way to contact them and they don't answer his email to them. He's listed what he's looking to achieve in his post and would very much like to find a white-label solution rather than having to write a lot of API code. Do we have any domain resellers who can suggest something, or is there another way to achieve what Mike's aiming for?
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