As one blogger said:
"I hope that ISPs and web hosting companies across the world unite in an effort to have Melbourne IT's registrar's status revoked by ICANN."
Artie Wu cannot plead ignorance to these anymore:
1. spam emails
2. harvesting and hijacking address books
3. having spam configurations on his email servers
4. using a private registration company that protects spammers
Come on folks! WAKE UP!
Artie Wu is NOT a novice. He is a super savvy information gatherer and IT person. In fact, when asked about his "intelligence gathering" of competitor's websites he had this to say:
"Vividence brings you the world of your competitor through the customers' eyes," says Artie Wu, CEO and cofounder of Vividence, which was named to reflect its goal of gathering "vivid evidence" on the opposition. "We glean valuable information, then whisper it back into our clients' ears."
Later in the article, and ex CIA agent is quoted as saying:
"ethics is a real ambiguous area. There's a lot of stuff you can do that is not illegal, but is a little sketchy." He warns companies that are tempted to dabble in dubious behavior to think about the business consequences. "As a rule of thumb, ask yourself this: If a newspaper was going to run a story about what I am about to do, how would that affect my business?" he says. "If the answer is that it would make you look bad, you probably shouldn't be doing it."
Maybe you should heed those words, Mr. Wu.
Don't let Artie's Mama story fool you. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing and he is doing it to YOU under the guise of a community for Moms. He has fooled Trees For the Future and The Breast Cancer Fund, don't let him fool YOU!