Solved

Reliability of website

Posted on 2011-02-21
3
304 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am trying to purchase a copy of windows XP and found a copy on this site for an affordable price. Furthermore I would like to get this shipped to Pakistan. The website offers free delivery and have made no mention of charges when I queried them. Can someone verify whether this site is reliable and that I can do purchases here without fear of Piracy and Security

http://microharbor.com/cart/operating-systems-windows-xp-professional-c-18_20_23.html

Thanks in advance

Saqib
0
Comment
Question by:Saqib Husain, Syed
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 350 total points
ID: 34942677
It is better NOT to make a deal with them as there is no information for a phone number in the website.

Besides, there should be a suite number in their address below,

1861 West La Habra  Blvd.,
La Habra, CA 90631

Furthermore, doing a WHOIS reverse lookup in http://www.whois.net for the domain name of microharbor.com gives the following information.

WHOIS information for microharbor.com :

[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.enom.com]
[Querying whois.enom.com]
[whois.enom.com]
=-=-=-=
Visit AboutUs.org for more information about microharbor.com


Registration Service Provided By: Heritage Web Design
Contact: domains@hwsinet.com
      
Domain name: microharbor.com

Registrant Contact:
   Heritage Web Design
   Dave Aitken ()
   
   Fax:
   1460 Moon River Drive
   Provo, UT 84604
   US

Administrative Contact:
   Heritage Web Design
   Dave Aitken (domains@hwsinet.com)
   +1.8016551600
   Fax: +1.8017473629
   1460 Moon River Drive
   Provo, UT 84604
   US

Technical Contact:
   Heritage Web Design
   Dave Aitken (domains@hwsinet.com)
   +1.8016551600
   Fax: +1.8017473629
   1460 Moon River Drive
   Provo, UT 84604
   US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
   ns10.heritagedns.com
   ns11.heritagedns.com
   ns12.heritagedns.com
   
Creation date: 25 Jun 2009 19:30:18
Expiration date: 25 Jun 2011 19:30:18

The above WHOIS information justs states that the server is just hosted on an eCommerce hosting package from http://www.heritagewebdesign.com/e_commerce.html and it will be difficult to contact the owner of the eCommerce shop in case if there is any problem.
0
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Jackie Man
Jackie Man earned 350 total points
ID: 34942775
Besides, in term of technology, the eCommerce storefront has not made use of any secured connection when the customers logon to http://microharbor.com/cart/index.php?main_page=login so that the information between the eCommerce and the clinet will not be encrypted and will be capturable.

You can also use the Website security indicators of Google Chrome to view Piracy and Security of a website. For details, please see the link below.

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95617
0
 
LVL 62

Assisted Solution

by:☠ MASQ ☠
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 150 total points
ID: 34942856
You could always give Microsoft a call and let them know about the site - they might be able to give you some advice.  Realistically though it would be difficult to sell the full product at that advertised price without making a loss.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
strings to secure devices 8 104
new year deals on hware.. 4 55
letterman footage 1 24
Run Access2013-32bit under WinXP? 4 40
If you want to move up through the ranks in your technology career, talent and hard work are the bare necessities. But they aren’t enough to make you stand out. Expanding your skills, actively promoting your accomplishments and using promotion st…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Articles on a wide range of technology and professional topics are available on Experts Exchange. These resources are written by members, for members, and can be written about any topic you feel passionate about. Learn how to best write an article t…
Saved searches can save you time by quickly referencing commonly searched terms on any topic. Whether you are looking for questions you can answer or hoping to learn about a specific issue, a saved search can help you get the most out of your time o…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question