After having the pleasure of having a spammer get one of our IP's blacklisted last week I am considering starting a service for hosting companies to try to help prevent problem clients from bouncing from host to host.
I am thinking of a database where hosts could check to see if someone has a history as well as add people to warn other hosts.
There are a couple things I am not sure of and would like some opinions please.
1. Do you think it would be useful?
2. What information could be listed legally?
I was thinking domain name, names used to order, etc. but I am in no hurry to get sued.
Probably, but it opens the door for abuse and even vigilantes.
What information could be listed legally?
In most cases, very little if any. If you have any sort of a privacy statement on your site, you would be violating your own policy. Could you get sued? Absolutely. Could you lose? Yes. Would you get sued? Maybe not. Would you get threatened with suits? Definitely.
I agree with James. All our registrations are processed manually, as well as the system doesn't allow you to get as far as actually sending it unless you fill out all the information as required for the domain registration. Then when we go through the new orders, we can filter out ones that look a bit fishy (had one guy enter his address as the white house once).
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