View Full Version : is it really true?
May 1st, 2001, 05:38 PM
Is it really true that addr.com has 50,000 customers?
I looked at their site and it looks like a lil` reseller site. They don`t even have dedicated servers or anything. I`m bitterly jelous, how in the heck did they manage to get soooo many freak`in customers? And everywhere i go i see a bloody addr.com banner or advertisment. So the bozo who owns addr.com makes over $100, 000 a month?!
And besides looking at DNS nameservers, how else would someone be able to tell if a webhost is a reseller? What is an anonyamous FTP?
May 2nd, 2001, 02:44 AM
It probably is true. They do seem to appear on a lot of webhosting directory sites. People see advertisements and think this must be a big reliable company and rush and sign-up. Some are lucky and get a semi decent service but most get a very shoddy return for the money they pay monthly. I prefer smaller hosts i was with hostrocket when they first started always got fast prompt support that slowed down as they grew and didnt have the man power. Now im with KDAWebServices they have been awesome since the word go.
Just trace the IP block. Most resellers dont have the IP blocks assigned to them so thats a big give away.
anon FTP is where people can upload and download files from your webspace in a secure area. I know on cobalt servers you are required to have a dedicated IP Address for this feature not sure about other servers im a cobalt man myself :). I also dont like Anon FTP as it can encourage a lot of people to upload warez to your webspace.
P.S - hope this made sense it was wrote after 48 hours of no sleep.
May 2nd, 2001, 03:11 AM
They have a strong presence on all the main directories and bid highly on goto.com. With the huge amount of exposure they get they must have quite a few sign ups a day!
May 2nd, 2001, 03:35 AM
Cobalt boxes are cool! ;)
If you have a *nix box to hand, use dig (if you don't have it, get it) and do a 'dig addr.com a' then 'dig addr.coma any' and 'dig addr.com mx' to get a true picture. Dig is a useful way of viewing the information related to a host. I personally always use it when scoping a company.
For example, madasafish.com (an ISP that does ADSL) has it's secondary nameserver AND it's webserver on the same box. That sorta tells me they don't know what they're doing and to avoid them.
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