said by dib22:
next time your throttled setup a gmail account via imap/pop, whatever youre using with godaddy there, and see if it also acts the same. Will help you see if its the throttling or just the way they route to godaddy.
Actually I have Hughesnet also, and so I would try ping and tracert and even telnet with secureserver.net and these would not work to secureserver.net when connnected via VM, but WOULD work when switched-over to HN satellite.
Today, unthrottled, pings and whatnot using BB2G look identical to those when I was using throttle-but-HN-connected. Throttled, VM was returning odd IP addresses, and different ones each time. Further, the "timed out" error was appearing virtually instantly suggesting a DNS problem. So I tried asserting OpenDNS, but VM won't let you use a different DNS. Heck maybe when you're throttled they route you through an entirely different part of their network--I have no idea.
And now I have to surf for 5GB before I can do any testing again!
I have asked Virgin for help with this but hold out little hope there, so if anyone here knows how Throttling is implemented by all means speak up...