DemocRAT's Hall of SHAME! DemocRATs Hall Of SHAME! vs GoDaddy - WTF?
So, I'm minding my own business one day after smacking the crap out of some DemocRATs and I get this email:


At first I was like, "Spam! Meh..." But then I was like, "Better check, ya never know..." So I go check and my website is GONE!" I call 'em up and get some extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, he sounds a little bit effeminate, could be a homo, don't know. And I say the polite version of, "The FUCK are you people doing???" And he says, in a slightly squeaky tone, "You have to email us to get an explanation." I send 'em an email that essentially but politely says, "The FUCK are you people doing???" and I get this email:

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Holy CRAP! So I read this email 18 times... If they had previously sent me emails that looked like the Spam-like email I first saw there's a good chance I ignored it. They tried to call some telephone number that isn't mine. I go check my Account and my address is also wrong. How'd that happen? I dunno. (Only me and them could access the Account...)

Okay then, GoDaddy says SPAM is sending crap from your GoDaddy website that nobody wants anyway. Well this should be easy since my website doesn't send anything to anybody, never has, never even could.

Uh-Oh! Now GoDaddy is saying that I sent an "off-topic or unauthorized" post to a USENET Newsgroup! (To these USENET Newsgroups: alt.politics, alt.politics.bush, alt.politics.democrat, alt.politics.democrats.senate, alt.politics.democrats.house)
  • Is GoDaddy in charge of those USENET Newsgroups? No.
  • Do those USENET Newsgroups have a Moderator to decide what is or isn't authorized? No.
  • Do those USENET Newsgroups have a Charter to define what is or isn't on topic? No.
WTF?

Let's back up a step. Does "Patriot Games" post articles to USENET Newsgroups? Youbetcha, almost every day. This article I posted was originally titled "State Senator Comes Out During Same-Sex Marriage Argument" and can be found here:

http://www.newsmax.com/US/nevada-gay-marriage-debate/2013/04/23/id/500956

Does "Patriot Games" use a different made-up title (Subject) to post those articles? Youbetcha, almost every time. This article I posted was lucky enough to get this excellent Subject: "Fags In The News - Cock-Crazed Nigger ''RAT State Senator Comes Out For More Cock During Faggot Marriage Argument!" and that USENET Newsgroup post can be found here:

Fags In The News - Cock-Crazed Nigger ''RAT State Senator Comes Out For More Cock During Faggot Marriage Argument!

How is this any concern of GoDaddy's? I dunno... Lemme just call 'em and find out... [GoDaddy Hint #1: If you call their Domain Abuse Group and get "Felicia" or "Stephanie" you're already doing good. If you get the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate, you could have a problem because the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel has trouble with that complicated telephone system - he dropped two calls of mine (one to his Supervisor and one to his Supervisor's Manager).]

When talking to the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate, he refused to discuss any details other than to say that the matter had been researched fully, they were right and I was wrong. And off we go to talk to his Supervisor...

His Supervisor goes by the name of "Chuck" but don't let that otherwise manly name fool you - "Chuck" puts the "fem" in effeminate! Anyway, "Chuck" can't explain what the TOS (Terms Of Service) violation is so I help him, "Is the mention of my Doman name in my signature what you are having a problem with and how is that any of your business?" "Chuck" says all of it (whatever "it" is) is their business! The "Chuck" then goes on to explain that my Domain name [in my signature] in a post that someone could complain about could then cause the Domain GoDaddy.com to get BLACKLISTED and hangs up! (Or maybe he handed the telephone to the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate and has a problem with telephone equipment?)

As I'm wondering if I'm dealing with a sane person or some kind of mutant, I decide a Summary is in order:
  • Does GoDaddy have any authority over USENET Newsgroups? No.
  • Is it even remotely possible for the Domain GoDaddy.Com to get "blacklisted" because some homo complained about some post on an unmoderated USENET Newsgroup? No.
  • Did The "Chuck" even come close to proving that some kind of abuse really occurred? No.
  • Should I send The "Chuck" some flowers, because maybe he (she?) is having a bad day, or had a fight with his boyfriend, or whatever? No.
Then I get this email: And I decide I need to review the Options from the previous email...

First we have "Each individual newsgroup has its own set of rules or set of acceptable posting practices. Many groups do not permit advertising, promotional, or traffic solicitation posts of any kind. Some groups will allow these types of posts providing they are specific, or "on topic", to the subject of the group. Another common practice that generates complaints is posting the same message to multiple groups, also known as "cross posting". Again each group governs "cross posting" according to their own policies." Is that paragraph a part of GoDaddy's TOS? No. Is that paragraph even true and accurate? No.

Google found 4 references to the quote "Each individual newsgroup has its own set of rules or set of acceptable" Google Search Result.
1. http://fathersmanifesto.net/Moseley3.htm This appears to be an April, 2007, attempt by GoDaddy to extort money from CHRISTIANPARTY.NET@domainsbyproxy.com.
2. http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t268732-genre-online-genre-online.html This appears to be a June, 2004, attempt by GoDaddy to extort money from GENREONLINE.NET.
3. http://www.planetdvd.net/board/pdf.php?msg=44743&0/ Continuation of #2.
4. http://bbs.idcspy.org/thread-167079-1-1.html This appears to be a March, 2011, attempt by GoDaddy to extort money from some other Domain:
GoDaddy has apparently been netcopping USENET Newsgroups for about a decade, harvesting incoming complaints apparently for the purpose of extorting money and/or controlling the speech and activity of USENET Newsgroup users.
  • Is it true that each individual newsgroup has its own set of rules or set of acceptable posting practices? No. Most USENET Newsgroups do NOT have a set of rules or set of acceptable posting practices. Most USENET Newsgroups do NOT have a Charter. Most USENET Newsgroups do NOT have a Moderator.
And then we have the Options:
"At this point you have two options available to you, each is outlined below:
----- Option #1: Provide proof your newsgroup submission is authorized.
If you can provide proof that your submission to this newsgroup is authorized we will consider this matter closed. This proof can be supplied in one of two ways:
1. Obtain the charter for the newsgroup this particular message was posted to, forward a copy of the charter along with a summary pointing out the relevant passages that you feel prove your submission is a valid post.
2. Contact the moderator of the newsgroup this particular message was posted to and obtain confirmation, from the moderator, in the form of an email message that your submission is a valid post to this newsgroup. Forward a copy of this confirmation to abuse@godaddy.com along with the moderators email address.
Please realize that Go Daddy will contact the moderator on the newsgroup in question for verification of the information you provide.
----- Option #2: Discontinue all future unauthorized newsgroup practices.
If you are unable to provide proof your post is valid and wish to close this matter you must reply toabuse@godaddy.com with the following:
1. A statement that you (or your employees, affiliates, 3rd party marketers, etc.) will no longer make off topic or unauthorized newsgroup posts.
2. Authorization for GoDaddy.com to charge a $199 non-refundable administration fee to the credit card on file for your account (you may want to log into your Go Daddy account and confirm that the card on file is valid and has not expired).
If you reply with this statement and agree to pay this fee, Go Daddy will accept, in good faith, your commitment as proof of your desire to correct this problem.
Please be aware that Go Daddy will continue to monitor this situation. If after you commit to ceasing this activity it is determined that this problem persists, your domain name may be immediately redirected and your service suspended. We realize additional complaints resulting from the posts you have just committed to stop may come in and we will of course consider this, and contact you before taking action."
To get my website turned back on I must provide a specific USENET Newsgroup Charter THAT DOES NOT EXIST or I must contact a specific USENET Newsgroup Moderator THAT DOES NOT EXIST.

If I am unable to perform THAT WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE all I have to do is GIVE PERMISSION to GoDaddy to EXTORT money from me!

Let's check some references:
EXTORTION: The use, or the express or implicit threat of the use, of violence or OTHER CRIMINAL MEANS to cause harm to person, REPUTATION, or property as a means to obtain property from someone else WITH HIS CONSENT. [USC 18]
The Hobbs Act defines "extortion" as "the obtaining of property from another, WITH HIS CONSENT, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or UNDER THE COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT." [18 U.S.C. S 1951(b)(2).] 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon - Extortion.
PROPERTY: NOT ONLY MONEY and other tangible things of value, but also includes any intangible right considered as a source or element of income or wealth. 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon - Property.
Let's recap:
  • Is my legally registered Domain my property? Yes.
  • Is my legally registered Domain the property of GoDaddy in any way, shape or form? No.
  • Did GoDaddy, under the color of official right, seize my Domain name and website? Yes.
  • Did GoDaddy use a threat and documented lies to demand my consent to authorize them to take my money? Yes.
And let's check the GoDaddy TOS one more time:
"We monitor all traffic to and from our web servers for indications of spamming and maintain a spam abuse complaint center to register allegations of spam abuse. Customers suspected to be using our products and services for the purpose of sending spam are fully investigated."
And now we have:
  • Did GoDaddy declare that this matter was fully investigated? Yes.
  • Having been fully investigated would GoDaddy then have known that the USENET Newsgroups I post to do not have a Charter? Yes.
  • Having been fully investigated would GoDaddy then have known that the USENET Newsgroups I post to do not have a Moderator? Yes.
  • Having been fully investigated would GoDaddy then have known that demanding me to provide a USENET Newsgroup Charter and/or Moderator's permission was impossible? Yes.
  • Since GoDaddy monitors all traffic to and from their web servers would they have server log entries that show USENET Newsgroup postings originating FROM my website? Yes.
  • Has GoDaddy ever provided server log entries that show USENET Newsgroup postings originating FROM my website? No.
  • Since GoDaddy knew in advance it was impossible for me to comply with their demands the ONLY POSSIBLE PURPOSE for their action was to extort money from me.
Should we call The "Chuck" back and see if he (or she) is having a better day? Naaa... Let's go over the head of The "Chuck" [stomp, stomp, stomp] and talk to his (or her?) Manager... After a couple of tries and a couple of days I finally get the Manager on the telephone:

  Pam Bunn [345lbs.?]
  50-something,
  lives alone in a rented apartment:
  3119 W Cochise Dr, #122,
Phoenix, AZ 85051.  

I made an effort to carefully explain that my website never has, doesn't now, and couldn't even if I wanted it to [and I don't], post anything to a USENET Newsgroup. And, noting their TOS, I said they could prove that simple fact to themselves simply by checking their own server logs. My opinion was (and still is) that 'Big' Pam either didn't understand a single word and/or she (he?) didn't care one damn iota... But she did, in a very manly voice, offer to waive the abuse fee if I would GTFO and she offered to check into the problem. [At this point it's been something like a week and my website is still disappeared...)

I followed up our little chat with an email very similar to everything you've read above (and I cc'ed the "ceoteam" as 'Big' Pam suggested) and after a few days I got this email from 'Big' Pam and that next email from the "ceoteam":



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So what have we learned?
  • GoDaddy lies. In my case, GoDaddy lies all day, and every day.
  • GoDaddy didn't provide a server log extract showing something from my website being sent to a USENET Newsgroup because such an event never occurred.
  • When you register a Domain with GoDaddy they think and act as if they own your Domain.
  • Anything and everything you do with the Domain you purchased for (from?) GoDaddy, including just the Domain name itself, if only as text in a signature, is subject to their Nazi-like control and censorship.
  • It is automatically a violation of the GoDaddy TOS when somebody complains about you - doesn't matter what the complaint is - doesn't matter if it never even happened.
  • You are automatically in violation of the GoDaddy TOS when somebody complains about you and GoDaddy will make absolutely no effort whatsoever to research or investigate anything.
  • As an automatic violator of the GoDaddy TOS you automatically owe them money. (However, apparently to help them stay out of jail, you must first agree to let them take your money.)
Aftermath:
  • The COWARD who complained from one of the USENET Newsgroups where I post articles has NEVER stepped forward. GoDaddy, of course, won't release the COWARD'S name, (except under a Court-ordered subpoena - which I will be extremely happy to serve if I am ever given even the slightest opportunity).
  • However it happened the telephone number on my Account wasn't my telephone number and that is a true (if incredibly minor) violation of their TOS so, so far anyway, I seem to have no legal recourse.


  • When this all began:
    • DemocRATs Hall Of SHAME! had 2 Domains and 2 websites.
  • And when it's done...
    • DemocRATs Hall Of SHAME! will have 3 Domains and 3 websites.


  • GoDaddy has been exposed as a LYING, DECEITFUL company that will use any Nazi-like trick to control anyone unfortunate enough to be their victim.


  • GoDaddy got not one dime from me and they never will.
Looks like I win, again... Have a nice day, 'RATs... Hahahahahaha!!!