Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ericbenson81, Apr 1, 2012.
Just got this email from them:
I am cancelling my service now
Glad I didn't go with them when I recently got my VPS.
Xsserver is having a laugh, if they have this rule their business is 100% sunk.
Yup thanks to all the idiots that got VPS accounts and were to cheap to purchase proxies. They were running Xrummer and SB on the open XSServer ip that came with their account and getting all of them listed on SPAMHAUS.
What I can't figure out is how XSServer is going to clean all those IPs. I imagine many accounts will inherit tainted ips from previous subscribers and new subscribers will be on the hook.
Also I recognized SPAMHAUS as a spam authority but when did stopforumspam become any sort of authority? They are just running the BBB business model. Any IP can get listed on there for any reason. Even their own FAQ says just because your IP is listed doesn't mean you've been spamming.
What is strange if this is a joke is I received similar emails from other VPS providers. Um, very strange. Such as:
In agreement with our ISP we can no longer support blackhat SEO programs. Programs such as Scapebox , SEONuke etc will no longer be allowed to run on our servers. Any kind of network scanning tools including proxy finders / checkers will no longer be allowed also. For the moment all VPS's found to have software of this kind found on them will be shut down. We will however hold the information for you so you can move it to a new service if that is what you decide to do. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our support team.
Thank you for your continued support,
mayber they are using the same ISP or either of the 2 are resellers.
I sent them an Email asking if they can allow scrapebox for Blog commenting !! Most of us use proxies. Just wondering why they have blocked scrapebox (provided we use it for blog commenting)!
LMAO at Starts at $25 HOLLY SHIT!!!
One to many L's - should be HOLY SHIT
HOLLY is a female's name (typically) or name for certain vegetation associated with the Holidays
Unfortunately some people (incorrectly) assume that they don't need proxies if they're using a VPS.
I received it too. Looks like I'll be spending a few hours cleaning up my server and looking for a replacement.
A big pain in the ass for what was likely caused by people too cheap of uninformed to use some proxies.
wtf are you on about mate?
Yup I too am on the xxserver ban bandwagon receving the smae email.
I once got a slapped hand for running sb for months with no proxies and had to get the ip changed but since used proxies after that but I have been 'going commando' with xrumer since i got it on there.
as jb said they must be kidding as they are gonna bnakrupt themselves by banning their whole customer base
Pretty naive of them to say that they should instead should have said theyll take precautions to stop this for a bit extra.
I think everyone here agrees xsserver was good cos they were spam friendly and now they are crying over spilt milk.
They should support their main customer base and setup workarounds, but up to them i guess. their loss and all.
Yup got the same message too. I can't even login to my account now.
HOLLY SHIT - who is Holly? I thought he meant Holy Shit like OMG. Maybe he really does mean some girl named Holly shit.
Just trying to help. WTF do I care if he's advertising a girl shit. Holy and Holly are not the same.
Carry on - nothing to see here...
It's a good thing I switched to another VPS then!
BlackBoxRDP is good.
And of course no refunds for paying customers. Serves me right for paying quarterly (I can't be bothered making loads of payments each month.)
Yes, I agree with ranko, they should realise that most of their customers ie 90%+ are blackhatters and tried their best to keep their business alive. Maybe the dudes at xsserver are happy with their takings and don't want to risk any legal hotwater or whatever.
I'm just curious how the dude (read: dude, one guy) at hostamus is going to deal with it as his servers are in France and people from BHW start to royally rape his IP addresses.
I'm hoping for a good 6 months at least of nice uninterrupted service from Hostamus before that goes down. At that point, I would just use a generic VPS and only post via VPN.
Beyond that, nothing would force me to use Xrumer with a proxy, public or private. Nothing. Success rate not worth it.
my server its been down for 24 hours now.
i have paid 10 bucks for a new ip
Im just gonna run there for this month
next month ill get a new server somewhere else.
i got this message
Glad I moved on from XsServer just after my qtrly payment cycle was done. Hopefully other VPS providers will ensure a strict usage of proxies or perhaps put it into their default packages to avoid such things from happening again.
fyi its actually a scat porn video hes offering as pay per view.
When you run BH tools without proxies through an onshore host, this is destined to happen.
I have had my servers for about 3 years, been listed with those silly blacklists as long as I can remember; but I've never heard a peep from my host...
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