I had chalked UK ISP Fasthosts down as a company that cravenly but understandably backed down to Alisher Usmanov, and that might have learned lessons from that debacle.
But in fact, it turns out that they\’re just a bunch of cunts who\’ll pull your website for no good reason, without checking whether any claims made against it are actually true. Not even true in the \”is that thing he said libellous?\” sense, but in the \”does he actually have a link going there?\” sense.
If you use them, don\’t. If you\’re thinking of setting up a website with them, don\’t. If you\’re thinking of setting up any kind of content-based website in the UK, unless you absolutely need it to be UK-based for legal reasons, don\’t. Not all UK ISPs are cunts like Fasthosts, but they\’re all subject to [*] UK libel law – and at current dollar rates, US ones are cheaper anyway.
Update: and they lose your email…
[*] yes, I know everyone on the Internet is subject to UK libel law, but US ISPs tend to either have no assets in the UK and therefore not give a fuck, or be very big and therefore slightly less scared of Fancy Lawyers.