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December 30, 2004


I ran www.vladio.com for a couple of years as a small website about gaming, hosting some clans in the good days of Counter-Strike, and providing POP3 e-mail service and a CS server, until I was shut down by Rogers for breaking the contract - bastards. Maybe it was the 24/7 max bandwidth usage, maybe they just got lucky, who knows. Anyway, since I hated all web server providers, I left vladio.com unchecked for a bit. It just so happened at that time that the domain name expired. A couple of weeks after that happened, it came time to buy it back. So I go to check that it’s still there - and what do I see? The HUMOUR NETWORK has made www.vladio.com it’s home. Why VLADIO? That’s not funny at all. It’s still up, unfortunately, but by the content, I doubt that will last.

Posted by VladiO at December 30, 2004 01:59 PM


Happened to moltenstudios.org too. First it was a popup ad house, now a search listing. Bummer.

Posted by: Oleg Ivrii [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2004 11:07 PM

I got unlucky, you just plain got owned.

Posted by: Vlad at December 31, 2004 12:04 AM

Too big uplink, too many specific ports open. ISPs scan.
When Oleg opened web server on Rogers he was spotted very promptly. On the other hand when Rogers customers have their computers infected by all viruses and spread them around, Rogers is very reluctant to take actions. Once only the direct threat that all messages originated from some specific IP are to be automatically redirected to one of their VPs with attachment of Rogers that they cannot take actions forced them to deal with it.

Posted by: VI at December 31, 2004 04:30 AM

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