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Booted, Finds New Home
Maryland (November 1, 1998)
one and a half years of dedicated service on the netcom.com
server, Anthony Tomassi, webmaster of Forgotten Disney: The
Lost Legacy, was alerted on November 11, 1998 that all access
to such pages on the netcom server was suspended immediately.
The move came as a shock to the webmaster, as all actions were
taken swiftly, and without warning. Tomassi, who was
considering acquiring a domain name for his website at netcom
has since reconsidered the move. "I am unsure now about netcom
and their policies," said a despondent Tomassi on Thursday
afternoon after all attempts at negotiation with netcom
failed. "I believed that netcom was a business that cared
about their customers and the needs those customers have. My
main purpose [for using netcom] was...for this page."
A glimmer of
light shone through on Thursday afternoon when Tomassi
contacted fellow webmaster John Yaglenski of Intercot,
requesting information on a different ISP to house the site.
"This is my personal site," said Tomassi, "I use this site for
the purpose of spreading the message about the current state
of Disney, and especially about changes some people disagree
with at Walt Disney World." Yaglenski then offered to house
the page on his Intercot server, and also offered help from
his webhosting company, Jiffynet (www.jiffynet.net). "If it
weren't for John," Tomassi said early Friday, "I do not know
what I would have done." Tomassi is now considering all
options for the future of the Disney site he operates.
genuinely apologetic on Thursday for any trouble he caused to
netcom. "While I realize that recent advertising campaign's to
attract visitors to the site were successful," Tomassi said,
"I had no idea that they were approaching the levels netcom
cited. The fact that my roughly 800-900k site could transfer
over one gigabytes of data really shocked me. I still can not
believe the numbers netcom cited." And, while he believes this
could have been a ploy by netcom to force him to buy one of
their web hosting packages, Tomassi also realizes that, "Hey,
the numbers don't lie."
site will continue to reside on the Intercot server
indefinitely. An agreement with netcom was reached Thursday
night when he was allowed to place an accessible redirect page
in place of his old website. Still, Tomassi said Friday
afternoon, "I can't believe that they would raise all this
ruckus over a Disney website."
Disney's new home is now loacted at
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