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    SORBS closing

    http://www.au.sorbs.net/

    It comes with great sadness that I have to announce the imminent closure of SORBS. The University of Queensland have decided not to honor their agreement with myself and SORBS and terminate the hosting contract.

    I have been involved with institutions such as Griffith University trying to arrange alternative hosting for SORBS, but as of 12 noon, 22nd June 2009 no hosting has been acquired and therefore I have been forced in to this announcement. SORBS is officially "For Sale" should anyone wish to purchase it as a going concern, but failing that and failing to find alternative hosting for a 42RU rack in the Brisbane area of Queensland Australia SORBS will be shutting down permanently in 28 days, on 20th July 2009 at 12 noon.

    This announcement will be replicated on the main SORBS website at the earliest opportunity.

    Interesting.


    I searched on SORBS, I can't believe this hasn't come up yet - but if it's a duplicate, mods please delete/merge.
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    That's sad indeed. Hopefully, it'll get picked up. The nature of SORBS (or any anti-spam organization) makes it difficult for corps to pick it up without the questioning from the public.

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    Finally! I always thought that they were a bunch of clowns, asking money to get delisted of their RBL were a clear signal.
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    Honestly I can't say that I'm sad to see them go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito View Post
    Finally! I always thought that they were a bunch of clowns, asking money to get delisted of their RBL were a clear signal.
    Ditto that...

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    Arrow

    Thank God ! . As a hosting provider they are particularly annoying as they demand money from hosting providers for delistings. $50 per listing I think it is?
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    Used to be a popular relay. Luckily most admins got wise and dropped them. Bye bye SORBS.
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    Let's hope they close shop.

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    About time, hopefully nobody else will offer them hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito View Post
    Finally! I always thought that they were a bunch of clowns, asking money to get delisted of their RBL were a clear signal.
    Agreed completely
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    Looks like it's NOT closing, the after posts were missed

    The result is at this present time I, Michelle Sullivan, feel that SORBS will not close on the date specified, though there maybe some small outages around this time.
    This is in the third post from the top "Update: 25th June 2009"

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    Ah, Update: 25th June 2009 - updated after my original post.

    I'm not sure if I'm happy or saddened by this turn.
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    I'd be happy to see them go. They don't get much support from me with their extortion tactics.
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    A smart host will never use them in their server :-)
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    Many webhosts don't know about their delist policy and still use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito View Post
    Finally! I always thought that they were a bunch of clowns, asking money to get delisted of their RBL were a clear signal.
    lol, i was thinking the same thing!

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    Good riddance is all I can say. Took/takes weeks to hear back from them no matter how small the complaint.

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