So a friend emailed me this morning, forwarding a message he had received:
Dear valued customer
We regret to inform you that if you did not re-update your account information your eBay account will be suspended for a period of 3-4 days and as result it will be terminated.and we also regret to inform you that if you don't re-update your account you have to register a new one and this will require a new registration fee.
For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.
please click here and login to your account in
order to re-update it.
Regards, Safe harbor Department eBay, Inc
The eBay team.
This is an automatic message. Please do not reply.
The link was: http://www.ebayssecurity.net
So I checked a whois on the IP and found it was a dedicated server with Verio UK (the reverse DNS being also www.ebayssecurity.net
-- I sincerely hope no-one at Verio manually put up that rdns). So I sent off an email to abuse and of course hours and hours later, the server is still up and running. And I can imagine that eBay would have also been trying to get this server offline too, but that does appear to be much of a problem for Verio.
Is this how things "normally" happen in hosting companies?