August 03, 2001
The World Wide Pain the Ass
Well, I've been bitching out Network Solutions to anyone who cared for the past few days. Network Solutions is the biggest and oldest company that registers domain names (like insidedelirium.com). I'm trying, trying being the operative word, to transfer one of my domains from one webhost to another.
After making me submit various forms of photo ID several times and send them a utility bill (all to prove I'm me. Honestly, I have a hard enough time being myself. I doubt anyone would forge my address, create a drivers licence with my likeness and address and steal my identity to transfer a domain called "goldblum.com" to another ISP. If such a person exists, they would be, in fact, more pathetic than I, which I find hard to fathom) and fax them several times (after replying to 30 authentication emails) I finally called their tech support after my last fax was denied because it wasn't on company letterhead. WTF? What does it matter. The domain is my name. I'm not Martha Stewart. My name is not a company. But, I digress. I told the guy on the phone "I'm not a company, but if you like, I can invent a company letterhead and send it to you." Sad thing is, he agreed "that would probably work". What kind of security precaution is that is anyway? Had I been a real thief, I would have thought of that already and sent a nice professional, fake letterhead to them the first time.
[irrating sidenote: The company "insidedelirium" gets snail mail occasionally inviting us to get company Mastercards and such. I thought it was funny the first time, but it's just sad now. If you're going to send junk mail, be sure to check out the "company" a bit first. It's obvious that isn't a commercial site. I should take them up on the offer and apply for mastercards in the name of "Vixen T. Fox, Bard Gaijin and Lady Xanax. They would probably give them to us. They give credit to dogs, afterall. "Amke Coliano" (someone who doesn't even exist) gets calls here all the time from the Army. Apparently, they are so hard up they even want inviable people to join.]
Back to my Network Solutions story, the friendly gentlemen on the phone ("I want to change my domain. I just paid you for it and I'll be happy to fax the CC bill!")...where was I? Oh yeah, he informed me that my old host has been blocking the transfer. As LadyX would, THE HELL? How can he block the transfer my domain? They said it was common for small hosts to do stuff like that, hijacking. Anyway, apparently, sometime or other, I setup a password that was associated with the account so the nice gentlemen said I should just use that and reply to YET another email that he sent. We'll see.
Oh well, anyway, I'm sorry for taking out all my aggression on Network Solutions. It's not their fault. It's my shoddy @ss webhost.
Posted by vixen at August 3, 2001 06:17 PM
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