Thanks Ace. GAC's suggestion has merit, and i'll take it a step further. Buy a firewall, and build your own server. total cost might be 3-4 grand. The money could easily be raised from either members or a financial backer. Then all you need to pay for is an internet connection.
of course i'm a control freak, anl love having total access to my servers.
"don't end up with a grandson with a dog collar."