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    Question web hosting company

    Have you heard smth. about www.amen.uk.com ? I am looking for a hosting company and i think "amen" has good offers...(Only 4.5 for 100 MB site,10 pop accounts,set up fees included.....)...
    Have you heard smth about it?
    Any suggestions?
    P.S.I saw their ad in "Internet magazine"newest issue....
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    Site design is a nice ripoff of Cobalt.com
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    Originally posted by markcastle
    Site design is a nice ripoff of Cobalt.com
    Ummm, I don't think so...
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    They claim to have 30,000 satisfied customers. But the domain was registered 3 months ago.

    Domain Name: AMEN.UK.COM

    Registrant: Amen, c/o Amen France

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
    Patrick Chassany (H72571) [email protected]
    Amen France
    12-14 rond-point des Champs Elysees

    Paris
    75008
    FR
    Tel. 00 33 1 46 51 95 26
    Fax 00 33 1 46 51 95 60

    Record created on: 05 March 2002
    Record expires on: 05 March 2004
    Status: Live

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.AMENWORLD.COM 217.174.192.237
    NS2.AMENWORLD.COM 195.154.205.8
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    That probably includes their french branch then (?). If not it is an outright lie. We just don't know....
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    Originally posted by mlovick
    [B]They claim to have 30,000 satisfied customers. But the domain was registered 3 months ago.
    Maybe they got off to a flying start
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    Ah.. So the french are trying to poach our (UK) business
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    To mlovick
    How did you get all this information?
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    I queried centralnics whois db.

    whois.centralnic.com

    but you can check here:

    www.centralnic.com
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    Originally posted by 311


    Ummm, I don't think so...
    What do you mean i don't think so.....

    Is the logo "Powered By" (http://www.amen.uk.com/image/accueil...amen_small.jpg) not a rip off of the cobalt developer network logo (http://emea.cobalt.com/images/home/bugs.developer.gif)? Are the site colours not almost identical? Even if the general layout is reasonably different? I only picked up on it 'cos i have liked the cobalt site since i first saw it years ago.

    Don't get me wrong - there is nothing wrong (IMHO) in looking to other great sites for design pointers, although i think the logo bit is a bit too similar for my liking.

    Cheers
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    I am not host bashing.

    The company was registered in the UK on the 11-04-2002

    Name & Registered Office :
    AMEN LIMITED
    1 CANADA SQUARE
    29 FLOOR
    CANARY WHARF
    LONDON E14 5DY
    Status :Active
    Company No. :04414694
    Date of Incorporation : 11/04/2002
    Country of Origin : United Kingdom

    Wow - 30,000 clients in 1.5 months
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    Who cares? I think that Cobalt may have been an inspiration more than anything else... The sites are different, even the logo you pointed out isn't identical. I don't know how you can call it a rip/copy/whatever as it just plain "ain't".
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    I actually like their site design. Reminds me of cobalt - but they sell virtual hosting on cobalts so there is a reason.
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    Nice address they have too, Canary Wharf... nice.
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    But don't you think that the offer(4.5) is good ? I was comparing to other UK web hosting companies offers...
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    Sure, as long as they provide everything else you need in a good host. They are new, that doesn't necessarily mean they are bad, but just make sure that you're going to get good, fast support and a nice healthy uptime. These are often worth paying a few extra 's for...
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    The price is OK, but I do worry about dealing with a company who has been established for 1.5 months and claim to have 30,000 clients.
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    Originally posted by jstonehouse
    Sure, as long as they provide everything else you need in a good host. They are new, that doesn't necessarily mean they are bad, but just make sure that you're going to get good, fast support and a nice healthy uptime. These are often worth paying a few extra 's for...
    Yes - I agree.
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    Thanks for the advice....When i will try it,i'll tell you how it is...
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    OK, good luck!
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    Aiste - ur in Paris, so this company is ideal for you, no?
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    Yes,now i am i Paris,but i live in London.Also,i don't speak French!!!!
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    Originally posted by aiste
    Yes,now i am i Paris,but i live in London.Also,i don't speak French!!!!
    Well lets hope they speak english then.
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    Hi,

    Just as an aside, some more info on these guys if you're interested.

    They seem to be a french company just hitting the uk market, the address at canary wharf is a virtual office, it's not actually theres.

    The servers are also based in france, so by the look of it there is no uk base as such, theyre just trying to sell to the uk.

    Thats not by any means a bad thing, we're considering something similar in other countries in europe ourselves.

    Thought it might explain things a little more though.

    Regards,

    Tony Lucas
    Founder & SVP Product
    Flexiant Ltd
    Simplifying the Cloud - Designed for Service Providers
    http://www.flexiant.com
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    servers

    What is the difference between servers based in France and in UK(for UK business)?
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    Hi,

    Nothing massive, although at the end of the day the data then has to cross the channel which could (but not necessarily will), mean that the sites are slower than ones hosted in the UK.
    Founder & SVP Product
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