My original website was at GTE.
Verizon bought GTE some years ago, so my old website which was at
Verizon was a flakey poor unreliable ISP
(Internet Service Provider). Somtimes when
attempting to access a page on my Verizon website it would return HTTP code 423 Locked
Verizon refused to acknowledge there was a problem.
Also, for several years, any attempt to access the "robots.txt" file at
always failed with HTTP code 423 Locked
, so certain web crawlers like Alexa which
conform to W3C
standards were unable to crawl the site.
Again Verizon refused to acknowledge there was a problem. The highest technical person at
Verizon I was allowed to talk to, after several days of escalating the issue, didn't even
know what a "robots.txt" file was. She also didn't know what ASCII was or how to
I had gotten many emails from other Verizon ISP users who were having the same problem
with "423 Locked" error messages. They said they also had no success talking with
Verizon technical support about this issue. I suggest dumping Verizon and going with
a better company, as Verizon is never going to fix their problem.
More about robots.txt
files can be found at
I also recently discovered that my Verizon
webspace treats audio *.wma files as text files. So if I upload one and then link to it
all you get is a page full of binary, rather than having the audio file play in your
audio player. I don't have this problem with cox.net . Once again, Verizon sucks.
It has recently come to my attention that I am
not receiving all my email sent to my Verizon account. Companies send me email, I never
receive it. Spam blocker is off. Once again, Verizon sucks!
It appears Verizon has finally
robots.txt file problem. Now an attempt to access that file results in HTTP code 404 "file not
found" which is quite acceptable. Only took them several years to fix that problem.
They still haven't fixed the other problems.
Migrated everything to COX. I advise people to avoid
Verizon as an Internet Service Provider.
My new homepage became
COX suddenly stopped hosting personal websites, so I
did some research looking for a new reputable website hosting company.
Found CertifiedHosting.com They're BBB
approved. Also checked with
consumer complaint boards
Many other website hosting companies had numerous complaints.
CertifiedHosting.com was clean. They also have numerous nice video tutorials.
My new homepage is now at http://www.daviddeley.com
both hosted by http://www.certifiedhosting.com/
which seems to be a good honest hosting company.