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Old 18-05-2011, 05:19:30 PM     #21 (permalink)

 
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As I see it, if you had advertised your new hosting service on here at a sensible price with sensible limits then you wouldn't be getting grief and most people (including me) would wish you the best of luck.

It's nothing personal, but I'm fed up with seeing claims of "Unlimited". It doesn't exist. It's a load of marketing crap that the ASA should have stamped on years ago and then Joe Public wouldn't have been misled.

It also winds me up when people slap badges on sites such as your provider has with the RIPE NCC one. Are they a RIPE LIR? Well, I doubt it since they aren't listed as a member (https://www.ripe.net/membership/indices/GB.html) and their IP space is owned by Melbourne.
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I have no problem with competition and will go out of my way to help people, even competitors but trying to pedal crap to unsuspecting clients is not on.

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if you believe the marketing guff then maybe this industry isnt for you. If you know that its a load of rubbish, why sell and defend it?
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Old 18-05-2011, 05:24:18 PM     #22 (permalink)

 
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Considering the response this thread has got, one which I totally did not expect, please consider this offer closed.

It is plain to see that people are not happy with what I have offered. I assumed that 7.99 was a decent price for 'unlimited' hosting per month - which I then reduced to 5 for Acorn members. As with the laws governing competition in the EU market there will always be places offering things for cheaper and the beauty of a free market within the EU means that customers are free to choose who they want to do business with at leisure.

I offered unlimited because that is precisely what I was offered too. I would not have falsely claimed to offer the same if I did not believe that is what I could have offered to potential customers who took up the offer with me.

Regarding the various badges and claims on unlimitedwebhosting about who they host I have absolutely no idea about that. I personally believed it, perhaps I was being naive, who knows. Also, again I cannot comment on the address of theirs.

I am sorry for the confusion/anger caused, albeit, I feel, ever so slightly blown out of proportion. I know you are all very respectable people and have looked up to the expertise demonstrated on here over the past few years since i've been a member - but in future I will remember to try and drum up business elsewhere.
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I am sorry for the confusion/anger caused, albeit, I feel, ever so slightly blown out of proportion. I know you are all very respectable people and have looked up to the expertise demonstrated on here over the past few years since i've been a member - but in future I will remember to try and drum up business elsewhere.
Every few weeks, it seems, somebody tries to flog too-good-to-be-true hosting on Acorn, and - surprise, surprise - always gets called on it, as sure as night follows day. And every time I see it I assume "The original poster MUST think we're idiots on here" as there can't be any other explanation for their actions.

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As I see it, if you had advertised your new hosting service on here at a sensible price with sensible limits then you wouldn't be getting grief and most people (including me) would wish you the best of luck.
Absolutely spot on, and advice worth taking away and mulling over with a cooler head, I suspect.
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For the record, I, in no way shape or form, think that anyone is an idiot/stupid/naive on this forum. I have always seen this forum, out of all the domain related forums I am a member, as being the most respectable and trustworthy. I have looked up to the expertise people show here and have learnt a lot from being here and reading everything that has been written.

It disheartens me a great deal when people are so quick to tear things apart and attempt to mock/ridicule what the poster has said or offered. This obviously applies not just here, but everywhere. I am sure many people would appreciate a quiet word (PM) from more experienced members perhaps pointing out that what they thought was a decent and fair offer in the circumstances is in fact not, and could do with some adjustment maybe.

This is of course my own opinion and I am sure others will differ.


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Every few weeks, it seems, somebody tries to flog too-good-to-be-true hosting on Acorn, and - surprise, surprise - always gets called on it, as sure as night follows day. And every time I see it I assume "The original poster MUST think we're idiots on here" as there can't be any other explanation for their actions.
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I am confused.
Domain name:
unlimitedwebhosting.co.uk

Registrant:
David Kimberley

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Other UK Entity (e.g. clubs, associations, many universities)

Registrant's address:
Unlimited Web Hosting UK Ltd%%Unlimited House%%86 Ashington Business Park
Coventry
England
CV3 4DE
United Kingdom


I have spent some time in Cov and that location did not ring a bell.

If you google "Ashington Business Park" in Coventry there is no other address featuring apart from internet related ones and 86 - http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q="Ashington+Business +Park"+coventry

If you google the postcode CV3 4DE , it covers a road called Ashington Grove.

That is not a business park but a residential address?

My mind is still stuck on the raised inner ring road of puzzlement on the above....
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