DreamHost has just launched the DreamHost Abuse Center.
The site has two purposes: To educate DreamHost customers on acceptable practices for bulk email, the use of copyrighted materials, trademarks, etc., and to assist anyone experiencing abusive activities originating from or associated with DreamHost’s servers.
The site currently covers:
- Spam and Unsolicited Bulk Email
double opt-in requirementsopt-in confirmation, etc.
- Copyright Infringement
DMCA procedure, common misunderstandings, etc.
- Trademark Infringement
Difference between copyright and trademark, etc.
- Cracking, Intrusion & DOS
How to handle exploits
- Fraud, Phishing & 419 Scams
Common types of internet fraud
- Libel & Defamation
How to avoid violating the law
- Child Pornography
Why DreamHost sometimes have to leave such sites online
I feel that this site will be a good reference point for all customers, and will sure help to clear out some of the misunderstandings that sometimes are discussed in the forum.