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- their arin assignment is to GO2NET.COM/INFOSPACE.COM
this is what i had to say to them about ignoring
robots.txt just now:
Neither situation is my problem, if you do
not fix it, you can fully expect to be billed
at the rate of $0.10 per byte of data *requested*
by your robots returned by our servers effective
as of 2003/11/15.
This affects over 70 sites under my administration.
On one site that I just looked at, that is 5 requests
in ONE DAY at 153 bytes. Or, $0.10 * 5 * 153.
That is, $76.50 on that site alone.
could be quite profitable
Do you have a physical mailing address for them you'd be willing to share that will get through to the right person? I'll be only too happy to send them a notice similiar to yours.
I just looked at my log files and I could easily make $40,000 extra dollars a year! from home. And, if I copied this data to 6 of my best friends and asked them to split their profits with me, I could pull in over a hundred grand a year! And then they could send it to their friends, and I could easily become a millionaire by the end of the year!
I'm writing the letter now ... blasting it out to the 200,000,000 email addresses I got for $39.95...
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Seriuosly, I don't believe there are any laws backing you up. A web server is available to the public and it's assumed that various entities will be looking it over from time to time.
I've reported them to all the spam agencies, as they send me spam every day (they grabbed my 100+ domain names from a submission servcie that had nothing to do with them). Thats on top of that robot problem.
They do not respond to requests for removal, except to say I could PAY them to join some club to control the emails.
We need to get rid of internetseer somehow, the world would be a better place.
A simple line in htaccess (or whatever is comparable for non-apache folks) and problem is solved. I doubt I even see two 403's per month in the logs anymore. I'd go back and check the logs to reconfirm, but well, much as the lovely Ms. Clark twanged a few years back, today I've got better thangs ta do.
I just called them at 1-610-361-3000 (listed in whois).
Automated message offered me to enter an extention or press # to go into directory or stay on the line to leave a message.
I went into the directory and entered "McLellan" (also listen in whois). Obviosly he was not there, but there was an option on the answering machine to press 0 (zero) to speak to an operator ;)
So I did that. I told the operator what I think about their service. And he said that I could just tell him the URLs and the site will be removed.
I asked him if I could send him links by email since I have lots of them. He said that I should send them to email@example.com and the site(s) *definetely* will be removed.
I'll do it right now and let's see what will happen :)
Internetseer is an irritating company which refuses to redress webmaster concerns. Like a little fly buzzing around your head and you can't quite swat it. You try to ignore it, but its there every day doing its little thing ... year after year.