They just don’t read the TOS…

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A friends’ webhost mailed her:
“You’ve been hacked.
We took your site offline.
If you want it back online,

  • please pay the $60 “unlock fee”
  • send us this confirmation in lieu of an oath that (many things) and blah.

To me that sounds extremely uncommon and generally crazy.
It’s really in the TOS she signed up for. I don’t know why people still don’t know to check TOS before they sign up for something.

Anyway. my friend *does* have backups.

I don’t see reason in staying a host who has a reputation for being hacked all too often and offically practices something close to blackmail to year-long customers on first incident.

Can that company do anything against an outgoing domain transfer?

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