After doing some reading on other boards and seeing how the oversellers appeal to the lowest common denominator like scummy phishers, software pirates and copyright infringers, I can understand their need to do some background checking. I just wasn't aware it was on its way to becoming a common practice. I suppose a dedicated server is capable of massive amounts of spam, so a little personal verification might not be unreasonable. But still, it's a pain in the butt and, quite frankly, it isn't something that honest people are going to like doing.
No, I would not expect someone engaged in the stealing of personal information like credit card numbers, spamming, hacking, or software piracy to use their real identity. But when you are offering "unlimited" server resources for $7 a month, you are going to attract that type of crowd.
I chuckled when I recently read a complaint on another board by an angry webmaster upset because Go Daddy disabled his account for phishing. Can you imagine losing your account over that? :eek: :lol: