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Re: [Moderator Action] An Introduction and Request for Assistance

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:02:14 -0600
To: ROY MCMANUS <roymcmanus@verizon.net>
Message-Id: <1B0081C4-FFE7-422E-BE56-22CCA6B9CD5A@w3.org>
Cc: susan@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org, Alice Young <firstpresaltadena@sbcglobal.net>, Margo Houts - FPCA <PastorMargo@sbcglobal.net>

On 20 Feb 2009, at 8:58 AM, ROY MCMANUS wrote:

> Ms. Westhaver --
>     My name is Roy McManus and I am writing about a rather odd  
> circumstance that led me to your W3.org site. I serve as my church's  
> so-called 'webmaster'. Last week one of our congregation reported  
> that when going to our church website  
> (www.altadenapresbyterian.org), traffic was being redirected to a  
> web portal for dating services, insurance, credit cards, etc.
>     I contacted our hosting service (www.ForMinistry.com) (a  
> subsidiary of the American Bible Society) and requested support, of  
> course, but to no avail. They are an entirely volunteer organization  
> and we appear to be paying the 'cost' for a free service...
>     While reviewing the links to the portal site, I checked the  
> source and found your W3.org site. I fully recognize that #13 of  
> your posted technical FAQs naturally offers a complete disclaimer to  
> any circumstance as I described above.
>     With that said, I am hoping that your organization can offer  
> some assistance in terms of identifying the originating source that  
> is using your site as a hosting solution. If nothing else, I am  
> interested in determining what it will cost to recover our web  
> address.
>     Thank you in advance for your attention to this request and  
> please don't hesitate to contact me at the address below.

Hello Roy,

Unfortunately, W3C cannot help in this matter.

  _ Ian

>
> Sincerely,
> Roy J. McManus
> roymcmanus@verizon.net
> 626.791.4271

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