I currently have a domain that is registered and hosted at another provider. Recently, some malicious person sent my hosting provider an email accusing me of using one of their copyrighted images on my site. The provider’s response was to immediately take my entire web site down while they “investigated” the allegations. My provider only emailed me to tell me there was a problem after taking my site offline. Thanks, a-holes.
BTW, this is a really neat Denial-of-Service attack. Just accuse somebody you don’t like of copyright infringement and get their web site immediately taken offline for an indeterminate period of time while they struggle to prove their innocence. I realize the DMCA has everybody scared out of their minds, but surely there is a more reasonable way to handle such things…
Anyway, my question is this: is DreamHost as draconian as my current hosting provider? Or do the folks that run this place have some common sense and would at least give me a reasonable opportunity to correct such a problem before taking my web site offline?
Needless to say, I’m looking for a new hosting provider and registrar. Is this a reasonable one or should I keep looking?
Thanks for sharing your experience and helpful suggestions.