---- Web Host Shuts Down 70,000 Blogs With No Notice
incrediBILL - 1:25 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
BurstNet was well within their rights as the AUP claims they'll shut a site down for doing something illegal and hosting material that has the FBI crawling all over them certainly qualifies.
The obvious question is why not remove the offending blogs?
It was a rented server, BurstNet didn't operate it, not their responsibility. When the FBI tells them something illegal is going on, they just enforced their AUP. Fair enough response if you ask me because I sure as heck wouldn't want something like that operating in my hosting farm.
seem acceptable that 70,000 people should suffer because of a single person.
BurstNet had ONE customer, Blogetery.com, not 70K customers.
It has nothing to do with free speech, blogging, or anything of that nature.
It has everything to do with a customer violating the terms of his hosting agreement and when the FBI came knocking it appears BurstNet terminated the agreement for violating those terms.
Simple as that.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 1:31 pm (utc) on Jul 20, 2010]