Dangers of trusting your service providers…

It appears that OnlineNIC, a discount bulk domain registrar that caters to domain squatters, has been attacked and their Web servers are unavailable. We had to deal with them about a year ago to transfer a domain name away from a squatter in Korea and found their customer support extremely lacking. On top of that, even after successfully transferring the domain name away from them, they seem to think that we’re still a customer so we keep receiving promotional and maintenance emails from them.

I received the following maintenance email from them this morning informing me that their servers are under attack. It is unclear whether the attack is simply a denial of service attack or if their Web servers were actually compromised. Regardless, the request that OnlineNIC has made in the following email is absolutely outrageous. After informing me that their Web servers are under attack (I didn’t trust them before and I sure don’t trust them now that I know they may have been compromised), they want me to change my proxies to one of theirs.
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