Spam Hammer

Spam Hammer is a method of defending e-mail users against spam by “temporarily rejecting” any email from a sender it does not recognize. If the mail is legitimate, the originating server will, after a delay, try again and if sufficient time has elapsed, the email will be accepted. If the mail is from a spammer it will probably not be retried since a spammer goes through thousands of email addresses and typically cannot afford the time delay to retry. You can either enable Spam Hammer for a single email address or for all addresses on a domain. Spam Hammer can only be enabled for a domain if it has email accounts.
*** Although Spam Hammer will stop many SPAM emails from reaching you, there is a possibility of blocking legitimate emails from reaching your account as well. Please take this into consideration before enabling Spam Hammer.***

Why I don’t like godaddy

A Port Townsend business woman said to me,  “no self-respecting business woman would use godaddy.”  She was referring to

I don’t like godaddy

I wouldn’t even begin to compare our services to godaddy.
godaddy is a soul cousin to wal-mart, but at least wal-mart doesn’t degrade women in their advertising.  godaddy solutions are cheap with everything that goes with the word.

I wouldn’t even begin to compare our services to is a soul cousin to wal-mart, but at least wal-mart doesn’t degrade women in their advertising.  godaddy solutions are cheap with everything that goes with the word.

“Overselling bandwidth is common in the web hosting industry
Because more people use only a fraction of their allotted bandwidth per month, most web hosting providers price their plans knowing that most people will only use a fraction of the resources available to them. In fact, with most companies, if you did use the maximum bandwidth available to you each month, you would most likely be shut down. If you go with a shared hosting account, your website can be hosted with hundreds or thousands of other websites. If your website starts to use a significant portion of the server’s resources, you may find them pulling the plug on your website. If you know your website is going to need significant resources, you should probably consider getting yourself a dedicated server or at the very least look for assurances in writing that your web hosting provider will honor your bandwidth needs.”

Domain Name Registration? No! It’s transfer phishing but – it looks like an invoice!

There are companies out there, including Domain Registry of America, who send things which look like “invoices” to the owners domain names who are NOT registered with them – in an attempt to coax people to transfer to their service.  If you are registered with, you can simply shred this duplicitous “invoice” from Domain Registry of America or other similar companies. Invoices should come from ….

Crestone Creations

… only!

Here is a link to the FTC report on DROA:
Court Bars Canadian Company from Misleading Consumers in Marketing of Internet Domain Name Services

Here is a quote from the above linked report,
“DROA is a re-seller of domain name registration services for a company called eNom, Inc. (eNom), an accredited registrar of Internet domain names. It allegedly conducts business by sending mass-marketed direct mail to U.S. consumers, soliciting them to transfer their domain name registrations from their current Internet domain name registrar to eNom. According to the FTC, DROA’s mail solicitations to consumers appear to be renewal notices or invoices from the consumers’ current registrars, advising them that their domain names are about to expire, and requesting payment for “renewal” of the domain name registration. The Commission contends that DROA has mailed millions of such “renewal” notices captioned ‘IMPORTANT NOTICE,’ to urge consumers to act quickly to avoid “Register Lock” or “loss of your online identity.” The company further warns, according to the FTC, that if consumers “lose their domain name” it may be ‘impossible for you to get it back.'”

Below is an example of a (not-really) invoice from DROA (Domain Registry of America).

They make it look like an invoice, but it’s actually a domain transfer request.


If you have already sent this in and need to get back control of your domain name please contact us!
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Domain Name Registration Phishing
Originally Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:55 am
Post subject: Domain Registry of America