Acceptable Uses Policy (AUP)
By using our web hosting services, you agree to comply with our policies. You are expected to
use the Internet with respect, courtesy, and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other
Internet users. We expect you to have a basic knowledge of how the Internet functions, the types
of uses which are generally acceptable and the types of uses which are to be avoided. Common
sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. The following are unacceptable
uses: Illegality in any form, including but not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution
or copying of copyrighted software, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, IRC, spam and other illegal
The provisions of this Policy are intended as guidelines and are not meant to be exhaustive.
Generally, conduct that violates law, regulation, or the accepted norms of the Internet community,
whether or not expressly mentioned in this Policy, is prohibited. 1-800-HOSTING reserves the
right at all times to prohibit activities that damage its commercial reputation and goodwill.
1-800-HOSTING servers may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or
storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited.
System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil
liability. Examples include, but are not limited to the following: unauthorized access, use, probe,
or scan of a systems security or authentication measures, data or traffic. Interference with service
to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate
attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or
any part of the header information in an e-mail or a newsgroup posting. Consequently, 1-800-
HOSTING has implemented a "zero tolerance" policy regarding Denial of Service Attacks. 1-800-
HOSTING reserves the right to terminate, without notice, any Managed, Dedicated, Shared or
Co-Location account which has been the target of a Denial of Service or similar type attack.
Directly or indirectly transmitting or supporting the transmission of unsolicited mail messages,
including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, is
expressly prohibited. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the
express permission of the site. It is contrary to 1-800-HOSTING policy for customers to use our
servers to effect or participate in any of the following activities:
1. To post to any Usenet or other newsgroup, forum, e-mail mailing list or other similar group or list
articles which are off-topic according to the charter or other owner-published FAQ or description
of the group or list;
2. To transmit or support the transmission of unsolicited mass e-mailings, whether such unsolicited
e-mailings provoke complaints from the recipients or not;
3. To engage in any of the foregoing activities using the service of another provider, but channeling
such activities through a 1-800-HOSTING provided server, or using a 1-800-HOSTING provided
server as a mail drop for responses;
4. To falsify user information provided to 1-800-HOSTING or to other users of the service in
connection with use of a 1-800-HOSTING service.
Consequences of Violation
When 1-800-HOSTING becomes aware of an alleged violation of its Acceptable Use Policy, 1-
800-HOSTING will initiate an investigation. During the investigation 1-800-HOSTING may restrict
Customer's access in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity. Depending on the
severity of the violation, 1-800-HOSTING may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate
Customer's account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offense, 1-
800-HOSTING will notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies of such violation. 1-800-
HOSTING does not issue service credits for any outages incurred through service disablement
resulting from Policy violations.
1-800-HOSTING reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this Policy at any
time, without notice.