Originally published on Benscomputer.no-ip.org 26 March 2009
I've been having a conversation with NoIP.com recently, they provide the DNS Re-Direct for Benscomputer.no-ip.org, about Phorm and the Webwise system. Although I completely disagree with Phorms systems using Opt-Out, I also do not want to help them monetize their customers browsing behaviour.
So, some time back I sent an e-mail to their website exclusion list, stating that I did not give permission for them to scrape my site for their own benefit. I received a reply effectively stating that as the WHOIS query for the domain (no-ip.org) does not match my details, the request was being viewed as unauthorised and would not be actioned.