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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Feb-13 14:20:17
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Fasthosts email hosting


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I've noticed with Fasthosts email hosting that if you use them for DNS hosting and choose not to have a website, Fasthosts automatically turn the website for your domain name into a page of affiliate links (which presumably makes them money). Something to consider if you are using Fasthosts for email only.

Oliver.
Standard User kasg
(experienced) Mon 04-Feb-13 12:59:45
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Re: Fasthosts email hosting


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I'm sure that lots of less reputable companies do this. Having used Fasthosts in the past I wouldn't go back if you paid me.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Feb-13 13:20:32
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Re: Fasthosts email hosting


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In reply to a post by kasg:
I'm sure that lots of less reputable companies do this. Having used Fasthosts in the past I wouldn't go back if you paid me.

I noticed this behaviour on Fasthosts because it is not how 123-reg does things. I.e. if you disable web forwarding and delete @ and www A records on 123-reg, they do not show a page of affiliate links on customer domains purely used for email.

My workaround was to set up web forwarding on Fasthosts and direct web traffic to an non-existent domain (hacky, but it works).

Oliver.


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