No, I'm not asking for their W-9 form. The client is asking me the host provider, for a W-9 form. And what I'm asking is how many resellers that resell hosting services get requests from their ecommerce and other business clients for w9 Forms. I'm curious to know if this is a common practice.
I can understand the contracting work.. but, hosting, I thought, is like leasing, renting virtual space, similar to a telephone or cable company. I've read why you would want a w-9 form and it doesn't bother me to send one.. I just don't feel that it's necessary under this situation.
It seems with that logic they should then send a 1099-MISC to their telephone company, electric company, water utility company and waste mangament.
They're not sub-contracting me.. they just purchase webspace from my company. So, if I take the yearly hosting fees and add on the SSL certificate we sold them.. then yes..it looks like it could be over $600.00. Whoa.. I better ask for a w-9 form from the data center I lease space from..