hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Web Hosting : Aplus.net calling people from public whois records of new domain registrations!!!!
Reply

Forum Jump

Aplus.net calling people from public whois records of new domain registrations!!!!

Reply Post New Thread In Web Hosting Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-03-2004, 02:16 PM
CobaltConn CobaltConn is offline
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 160
I just got a call from these guys.

The guy flat out told me that it is impossible for my site to ever go down. He said california would have to sink for it to go down.

He then proceeded to tell me that APlus owns all the domain name registrars (after I asked him how he got my number)

He then told me that they host, market, and designed Best Buy's webpage.

I proceeded to look up the nameservers, hmm, it resolves to AT&T. I ask him about that and he says--oh no, they get their internet service from AT&T, not their hosting. Then I said, oh really? How would I go about making my domain name point to your servers? He said I'm just a designer, I'll get a tech for you.

He got the tech. The tech then told me that I would have to update my nameservers if I wanted to host with them .

I then asked about Best Buy--he said he had to check on it--then he would call me back. Right...

********.

__________________
Blue Optic .:. Web Solutions
http://www.blueoptic.com



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-03-2004, 05:48 PM
rwilson132 rwilson132 is offline
Disabled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11
I had a dedicated server with Aplus.net before, and then filed a chargeback when I realized that the sales person completely lied about my server specs.

  #3  
Old 12-03-2004, 07:52 PM
ldcdc ldcdc is offline
Retired Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: EU - east side
Posts: 21,914
Funny story CobaltConn! Very funny!

Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old 12-04-2004, 02:35 AM
webhostec webhostec is offline
Junior Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 199
Cool hehehe

hehehehe )) very very interesting

__________________
WebHostec.com
http://www.webhostec.com
e-mail: info@webhostec.com

  #5  
Old 12-04-2004, 03:16 AM
Captian_Spike Captian_Spike is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 881
Lol, thats a good one. I've heard of a few scams where people use whois record contacts to dupe people into something absurd like that. You would think people would try and come up with something slightly realistic.

  #6  
Old 12-04-2004, 06:36 AM
icecreams icecreams is offline
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 163
I had a lady call me up from there too a few weeks ago after I registered a few domains at GD.

They were offering me hosting, told them I was a reseller.

They offered me web design after 3 minutes of her talking without me being able to get a word in, I told her to email me the info....never saw the email, but then again I would have hit the delete button on it anyway.

I tell you they have some nerve.

  #7  
Old 12-04-2004, 06:45 AM
Wapture Wapture is offline
Aspiring Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 362
I guess Aplus are up to there old tricks again then..

They did this before, aswell as secretly embedding code into there customers webpages...

__________________
Web Host ZERO - Pro, and Reseller Hosting.
LinkSmile SEO - Text Link Marketplace.

  #8  
Old 12-04-2004, 10:15 AM
JHServers JHServers is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 2,168
Aplus does a lot of bad things that I don't approve of. A while ago they lied to all customers and put links back to aplus.net on all of their customer's web sites. (The links were invisible). This caused them to get a PR of 9 and #1 ranking on google for a lot of terms. It is a large but extremely shady operation if you ask me. They should go down like Foonet.

EDIT: I also don't know whether the employees are told to lie or whether or not the information they receive are lies from their managers and then they believe it because it's what they're told. Who knows, but it really should stop.

__________________
Dedicated Servers - frank@hivelocity.net - 1-888-869-HOST(4678)
Viva Hivelocity "THE SERVER STUD" - Award Winning Hosting
Managed Dedicated Servers. Reseller Discounts. 24/7 Impressive Tech Support.


  #9  
Old 12-04-2004, 10:32 AM
Wapture Wapture is offline
Aspiring Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 362
Yes it should stop I agree strongly with that.

It's like they are attempting anything to get that extra bit of recognition.

But if they had good support, great servers and services they shouldn't need to do this sort of thing to get new customers.

__________________
Web Host ZERO - Pro, and Reseller Hosting.
LinkSmile SEO - Text Link Marketplace.

  #10  
Old 12-04-2004, 04:20 PM
cloudrck cloudrck is offline
Is our children learning?
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 2,734
heh, that story sounds about right. BTW, this is common for them.
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...calling+people

__________________
CloudRck.com - Host on Cloudrck
Unmetered VPS Solutions at it's finest


  #11  
Old 12-04-2004, 07:44 PM
Derek@BP6.Net Derek@BP6.Net is offline
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 164
*

Too funny! We also received a call from them They should have gone to our webpage *before* calling

__________________
BP6.Network - Quality Hosting Services
- Shared Packages, Reseller Packages, Dedicated Servers, Co-lo & More.
- Specializing in Streaming Media and other large-capacity needs.
- BP6.Net


  #12  
Old 12-04-2004, 08:09 PM
Artashes Artashes is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 5,282
We should register StopAplus.com at GD and then wait for a call from them to host us.

__________________
Hosting Discussion - web hosting community for grown-ups.

Is your company represented?

  #13  
Old 12-04-2004, 09:24 PM
Kerry Jones Kerry Jones is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: FT Worth, TX
Posts: 5,098
I reported aplus.net to ICANN a few months ago and the reply I got from them is they will be investigating the matter and forwarded it to they're legal department. They certainly do not own all registars and I believe they are either browsing through deleteddomains.com or they are abusing they're privillege by having access to the whois through they're sister company ABACUS AMERICA, INC. DBA NAMES4EVER it would be wise for people to report this to ICANN simply by emailing them at icann@icann.org with a brief statement of the incident.

__________________
Kerry Jones

  #14  
Old 12-04-2004, 09:55 PM
EvilMan EvilMan is offline
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 799
BTw, if you put yourself on the national DO NOT CALL list, and they call tot elemarket you, you cna sue aplus.net for violation of the new do not call act ;p

  #15  
Old 12-05-2004, 02:18 AM
webuyhosts webuyhosts is offline
Junior Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: wilbur ,washington
Posts: 217
ouch

man o man, ive been reading on this and cant beleive the scams with the domain names now, and the adding the links inside customers pages is downright crazy but the balls to do this is even more, they said it was ex employee that did it, hmm, what incentive by boosting there google rank would he have?

Reply

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
TMCH Blocks Over 450K Domain Registration Attempts that Infringe on Trademarked Terms Web Hosting News 2014-05-01 08:34:03
This Company is Reminding You to Renew Your Domain, But It's Not Your Registrar Blog 2014-03-13 14:00:42
ORG Domains Under Registration Grew 2.6 Percent in 2013 Web Hosting News 2014-02-20 16:02:51
Domain Registrations Grow 12 Percent Year Over Year: VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief Web Hosting News 2012-12-21 13:53:28
Go Daddy Blocks Whois Info on Expiring Domains, Protects Domain Auction Business Web Hosting News 2012-11-14 11:20:35


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?