You can’t fix what’s not broken, 1&1

You can surprise people when you tell them you own more than 100 domains. Currently I have 118 domains in my portfolio. Some have website or mail services, some are for later use and some just redirect to another domain. This is the case for the domain in question.

I received an email from 1&1 last thursday telling me the website at www.example.com is infected. Indeed, the website shows a warning page when accessed with Google Chrome, however, it redirects to www.example.org. This is the infected website. So I told 1&1 that this is a false positive because this is just a redirect and the domain the redirect points to is not under my control. I also asked them to check their systems so they don’t bother me with these false positives in the future.

The reaction was exactly what you expect from 1&1: They told me example.com (which was not infected) is under my control and I should fix this ASAP. Well, you can’t fix what’s not broken and so I send them a screenshot with the following:

matthias:/htdocs/example.com/httpdocs # ls -al
total 8
drwxr-x---  2 examplecom   psaserv   22 2011-03-01 10:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root         root    4096 2011-04-10 21:48 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root         root      66 2011-03-01 10:22 .htaccess
matthias:/htdocs/example.com/httpdocs # cat .htaccess
RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule .* http://www.example.org/ [L,R=301]
matthias:/htdocs/example.com/httpdocs #

So I have done exactly nothing but 1&1 congrats me for solving this issue. They don’t get the point. And because of that I will have to life with these false positives in the future.

So this is a relaunch

So this is a relaunch. But not only the look and feel of this blog changed, other changes are coming along. The old version had the claim „Aus dem Alltag eines Halbtagsselbständigen” („From the everday life of a part-time self-employed”). This claim is gone because it is no longer true. I quit my other job effective April, 30th and I’m now solely selling cuckoo clocks for a living.

This blog is now responsive. As I hadn’t had the time to do it on my own I used the Tatami-Theme by Elma Studio. There is a lot of good stuff in this template and you can learn a lot from just using it. Of course there are some things I don’t like, too. But I guess that’s the price you have to pay when you use something off-the-shelf.

I also want to use this relaunch to get a consistent line regarding my blogs. So this blog will focus on work-related things and will be in english most of the time. Thanks to the Tatami-Theme I can now also post quotes, links and videos in a more tumblelog-style. Blogpotato will become (or remain) the geek stuff blog in german and I will continue to blog about becoming a vegan on Ist mir egal, ich ess das jetzt einfach (also in german, the URL translates to „I don’t care, I just eat this now”). And, if this wouldn’t be enough: I bought a flat lately which is currently under construction. Thoughts on this subject (in german) will be published on K12.

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