Domain name switch (Does Google own the internet?)

I’ve moved to – why? Do read on.

Google decided to list our domain ( as a BadWare site – no warning – no notice – just list us as evil and then let us deal with the fallout. What happened was some unsavory person decided they could hack into or site and plant some nasty JavaScript. Google picked up on it and added our site to their BadWare list. They didn’t try to contact anyone at via email or phone (it isn’t difficult to find contact information on our site).We have 3 of the emails listed in their Webmasters/site Owners Help – nothing was received from them.

Now, don’t get me wrong, if this was it and we could contact google, tell them that the issue has been resolved and they would remove our domain from the BadWare list, I’d be totally cool with Google. That wasn’t the case however and it’s not the first time I hear about this happening, I recall the warnings in the InMotion Hosting review I read about this exactly. We immediately remove the issue, worked with teh hosting company to batten down the hatches and make sure there weren’t any open holes and promptly sent a ‘Request for Review’ to google. We received a prompt response to the request, but it was basically a don’t call us, we’ll call you.

We’ve received a request from a site owner to reconsider how we index the following site:

We’ll review the site. If we find that it’s no longer in violation of our Webmaster Guidelines, we’ll reconsider our indexing of the site. Please allow several weeks for the reconsideration request. We do review all requests, but unfortunately we can’t reply individually to each request.

Really Google? I’m imagining it could be a pretty automated system to receive a request for review, go scan the site again (targeting the pages that you Google have indexed as having Badware), and fix the listing if the site is found to be clean. But, no we have to wait (I’ve heard stories that it can take up to a month) until Google deems our site worthy for the Internet.

Hrm, Google – do no evil? I think that is a little evil. How did Google get into the position of being able to tell everyone that our site is bad without a way to get our site of the bad list in an expedited manner? Every major browser references Google and throws a ugly error page. Our site was listed once in the last 90 days has having an issue. One strike your out? WTF? So, our site is relegated to the evil malicious site is going to take your soul list without so much as a courtesy call? Google I think you need to work on your system, help people out, not hinder them for a hackers lack of respect and inconsideration.

So, hopefully Google will re-index our site and we’ll stop having to un-check the ‘Block reported attack sites’ preference. Until then I’ll be here at and