Originally Posted by ughosting
I got a "shilling" ban from WHT, 'cos we offered a proxy to users to "jump" onto our boxes without getting banned (whitelisted IPs).
We stupidly allowed those boxes to get out to various site the engineers went too. So customers who said positive things, and used the proxies, looked like shills.
That's annoying as we wouldn't be that stupid if we were going to do such a thing, plus you would always get caught.
Soon stopped the proxies going anywhere but our servers after that!
No amount of explanation was acceptable.
no amount of explaining helps as to them they are always right.
I remember when i took over a hosting company which already had a WHT account. I had no day to day working with the hosting company as i kept the same team running it. suddenly the guy who ran their WHT account got a demand that he provided them with a copy of his passport, driving licence, utility bill etc. to prove he was not me, which he refused, so they banned him. The only way they would know it was in the hands of by company was if someone had been spying on the whois record which was in my company name, but as the company i bought had a WHT account for 4 years and nothing changed in the account details, no reason for them to look at whois for this company, so looks like someone spying on my company records constantly.