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Cogent sales reps who actually respond
That is just The Cogent Wayâ?¢, unfortunately. I just had (yet another) Cogent rep spam me using an email address that is _only_ used as an ARIN contact, trying to sell me bandwidth. When I called him out on it, with compliance at arin.net CCed, he backpedaled and claimed to obtain my information from Google.
Gotta love these awful bottom feeding companies.
On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, at 10:05 AM, Dmitry Sherman wrote:
> Cogent are spamming seriously, they call me from different phone number in Frankfurt and USA in holidays or at night.
> Dmitry Sherman
> Interhost Networks Ltd
> Dmitry at interhost.net
> Mobile: +972-54-3181182
> Office: +972-74-7029881
> Web: www.interhost.co.il
> On 17/09/2019, 3:25, "NANOG on behalf of Michel Py" <nanog-bounces at nanog.org on behalf of michel.py at tsisemi.com> wrote:
> > If you donâ??t like Cogent - explain.
> Besides the peering issues, they can't stop spamming. If after 20 attempts on the phone you have not picked up, they start to send email.
> They abuse whois. They are one of the primary reasons few people put their real phone number in whois.
> And I have never talked to that level of incompetence. Tell their sales droids that you want a link over RFC 1149, or that you need BGT (instead of BGP), they will tell you no problem.
> Don't even try to ask anything about communities or RPKI; they can't tell the difference between a router and a connected coffee pot. If you must deal with them, record everything.
> If someone has a cheap Asterisk trick so when the caller ID says COGENT it goes directly to Lenny I'll take it.
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