Not really a famous person, but certainly a famous company. Just as large Cingular (but it's not Cingular, but a competitor of Cingular)..
We don't host websites for them, but our systems handles a back-end system for their offices...
Once I get permission to post them as a featured customer - I gladly will!
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I believe that there was just a post about this a week ago - I can't seem to find it though
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Using that domain for gain as in advertising saying "hey come here and host with us cause we host famous people" is one thing.
Providing contact names and personal information is against privacy policies. Saying 'check out dudes website' is not.
If someone knows the domain a whois shows who's hosting it, so this makes absolutely no sense.
What are you thinking? That your clients DON'T want their sites promoted? What's the point in having a website?
I wouldn't post my clients websites (famous or large) in here thats just trying to gain business when we are in a thred full of "hosting companys" ....
"Running a web hosting business"
Is this thread trying to show E-BALLS? hehe
So you think that if we knew what sites you host that someone would contact them and try to get them to switch?
There are ways to find out who hosts domains and what domains are on a particular server. If someone was to try and steal business that way, they're already doing it, they don't need a list of domains in a forum post to help them
Some of us have secondary brands, which aren't advertised online. If we divulge who we host, people can easily find out what the second brand is, and can contact the person too. While companies enjoy reliability, money does talk...
You're potentially opening your doors to unsolicited offers. Not to mention I doubt individuals and companies who pay a pretty penny would like themselves revealed on WHT out of all places. Google sees all
is really not our place to divulge their information unless the customer ok's it. I guess I am on both sides of the fence now.
Really, your famous?
Originally Posted by thesmallguyshost
What if the person/company has a link to your site such as "hosted by ...." would you still feel it's not acceptible?
It could be taken as such (given perm) but w/o a specific talk to the customer about it, I still would not do it, besides being comman sense, its just bad practice to devulge something w/o consent. I told someone that the way we treat our customers is the way I would want my dr to treat my medical records....privately.
We host a subsite of a very large international organization, but like many others here, can't really say much else.
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We host a rather famous TV personality/author who has a focus on finances.
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I think in regards to disclaiming whom you host and what not, this best sums it up...
(From an article titled High Tech to High Court by Rollie Hawk in PingZine's Volume 4 Issue 3 Interveiw with David Snead a DC based atty.)
Q: What is the most comman legal mistake or mistakes you see a web hosts making?
A: The largest mistake I see is simply turning over subsriber information whenever anyone asks for it. Most hosts don't have time or the resources to read subpoenas and other requests for information, so they simply respond. Disclosing personal information without a legal obligation to do so is an increasing source of liability for hosts.
I think that clears up if you should or should not w/o the clients perm.