Whois Harvesting - Are You A Target? Published: Apr 25, 2004
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Now that you have your own servers you need to name them like any good admin would. Giving each server a name will help you and your clients communicate more effectively.

Now that you have your own servers you need to name them like any good admin would. Giving each server a name will help you and your clients communicate more effectively. If a client phones you up and says they’re on server 25 will you know which one that is? Instead of just using plain numbers have a bit of fun with it and try to keep the same category or theme type for your servers.

Server Name Suggestions
- Try to keep the names short so you can spell and remember them
- Don’t use any numbers with your server names
- Have some fun and be creative!

Here are a few suggestions!
- Animal names: eg hawk
- Planets eg: uranus, well maybe skip that one 
- Stars eg: theta or centaurus
- Greek history
- Simpson characters or TV shows
- Movie character names: eg: yoda or c3po
- Vegas hotel names
- Beer or wine

After you’ve associated a naming scheme to your servers use that as your main reference and get your clients in the habit of knowing which server they’re on. The best way to keep track of all your servers would be to setup a nice status report page for clients to see that have named / IP pairs and their online/offline status. Also let your clients know what server they’re on in their signup email.

Have fun and go make up some cool server names and share them with us!


 

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  • Gravatar - DCASEY
    DCASEY 20:26, May 18, 2005
    http://aplus.net/ is the only one I've ever gotten a phone call (3, actually, though I asked every time to be taken off their list) from.<br />
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    I suggest using their own services to let them know that they are part of the problem - right in there with lowlife spammers of porn, meds and large dicks - and that you wouldn't consider using their services if they were the last provider on earth.<br />
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    I am a web developer with many clients and the one thing I will do is to tell all of them NOT to use http://aplus.net/ for anything.
  • Gravatar - mdx
    mdx 05:06, January 30, 2006
    I've had several as well, and since I won't answer the call, it's a pre-recorded British woman pitching theie services. I ran the phone number the calls originated from, and it goes to a "Veleka Predictive Dialer" - something telemarketers use. Since I believe telemarketing one's cellphone with pre-recorded messages is against the FTC Do Not Call regulations and carry a hefty fine, I'm going to look into having them fined. It won't do anything in the larger scheme of things, but.... On teh other hand, in a class action, if someone subpoenaed their outbound calls and determined which went to cell phones and multiplied that number by a $1,000 fine, things might get interesting....
  • Gravatar - Leo
    Leo 04:14, June 1, 2008
    I hate when this crap happens to my business. Guess what I do! I do the same thing to them. Use something like: <a href="http://www.tools.mywikiinfo.com/includes/whoislookup.php">http://www.tools.mywikiinfo.com/includes/whoislookup.php</a><br />
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    And do them the same favor 3-4 times.<br />
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    Regards,<br />

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