I ran across this article today at Wired about how MySpace shut down SecLists.org by contacting Godaddy. Apparently MySpace was annoyed that someone had posted to one of the lists a bunch of MySpace passwords from one of the successful phishing attacks a while back. Instead of contacting Fyodor, who I’m sure would have reacted appropriately, they went right to the Registrar (Godaddy).
The site was down at some point, but is back online now. But it does make me scratch my head a little knowing how close his site and our sites really are. Are we at risk for ToS, because it’s objectionable materials? Even if it’s totally defensible is Godaddy simply going to nuke our sites because some company issues a cease and desist? Did Godaddy even verify the nasty content? What if someone else uploaded malicious content to the site (XSS, SQL Injection, or straight old hacking into the machine). It’s troubling to say the least.