GoDaddy Squashes RateMyCop.com
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
Web site hosted with GoDaddy taken offline, details not clear.
The domain RateMyCop.com is registered with Name.com, LLC, but was hosted at GoDaddy.
According to Wired’s article, visitors to RateMyCop.com on Tuesday were redirected to a GoDaddy page reading, “Oops!!!”, which urged the site owner to contact GoDaddy to find out why the company pulled the plug.
RateMyCop founder Gino Sesto told Wired he was given no notice of the suspension.
When he called GoDaddy, the company told him that he’d been shut down for “suspicious activity.”
When Sesto got a supervisor on the phone, the company changed its story and claimed the site had surpassed its 3 terabyte bandwidth limit, a claim that Sesto says is nonsense. “How can it be overloaded when it only had 80,00 page views today, and 400,000 yesterday?”
It’s important to note that this is not a domain name issue — this was a web hosting decision. However, it’s one more black mark on GoDaddy. The Wired article has dozens of comments already, many blasting GoDaddy for “doing this again”.