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  1. #1
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    The end of 3zhost?

    I received this email today from 3zhost support:

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    This message has been sent to all of 3zHost.com customers.

    Sorry to inform you about this. Ryan Hein has sold 3zHost.com to
    another higher company, however the new hosting company is not going to
    add our customers to their servers. All customers who have paid for
    this month will receive a pro-rate credit by email. This means that you
    will have to find a new host. Again I am sorry for the inconvenience
    and sorry to break the news. Just as you all are loosing your hosting,
    I am loosing my job! Here is a list of recommended hosts:

    Reseller Hosting
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    MCHOST.com

    Shared Hosting
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    Downtownhost.com

    I have also been notified that my email address and all email addresses
    that 3zHost.com does have will be deleted in 24 hours. Again, I am very
    very sorry and sad. I will certainly miss those customers who I really
    got along with. If you know about anyone who is wanting to hire an
    experienced tech support rep, please do let me know at
    [email protected]! All employees have officially been released from
    3zHost.com as of 12:00 A.M TODAY.

    Sincerely,
    Victor Garcia
    3zHost.com
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    It looks like i need to find a new host!

  2. #2
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    That made me cry .
    Professor of crime at St Andrews university.

  3. #3
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    If I were you I would send an email to them to make sure this may be a guy that has lost his job and is getting his licks in. Customers are a hosting businesses best asset hard to believe another company would buy a host and NOT want the customer base.

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    I agree with Monte. Sounds fishy.

  5. #5
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    @msn.com e-mail
    This forum officially ****ing sucks

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    hmmm - the letter also seems a little - unprofessional
    Regards,
    Santiago Yajan Cruz
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    [://Insert ancient Chinese saying here ...]

  7. #7
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    Why would a company take over another host and not take the customers too???

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    Originally posted by Paul-ukhost
    Why would a company take over another host and not take the customers too???
    Maybe they wanted the technology the host developed?? Maybe the client base was unprofitable??
    AussieHost.com Aussie Bob, host since 2001
    Host Multiple Domains on Fast Australian Servers!!

  9. #9
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    i dont understand it hey.

    I did email them as i posted this thread, but still no reply.

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    If you go to the 3zHost.com there is no announcement which you would expect if they are letting all the customers go however none of the links work which would indicate they are taking no more orders.

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    Hello
    We have been profitable from day one.
    Our monthly paying customers cover our running costs and one off sales equal profit.

    Gordon
    Formerly: Managing Director, Hostroute.com Ltd & Marketing Director, Ultraspeed UK Ltd
    View my Professional Profile: www.gordonhudson.com

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    ok still NO reply from 3zhost. Over 12 hours later...

    Gordon: whats your point?

  13. #13
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    Originally posted by jameso
    Gordon: whats your point?

    Just what I was thinking!

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    Jameso

    Just in case I hope you have backed your site up to your local drive.

  15. #15
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    Read the following thread. It concerns me that 3zhost would seek new customers for two year prepaid plans and close their doors a few days later.


    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...ghlight=3zhost

    <<MOD NOTE: Thread has been removed so URL won't work>>
    Last edited by Chicken; 06-28-2002 at 04:11 PM.

  16. #16
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    WebHostingTalk needs a fresh new slogan and warn new visitors to these forums looking for cheap, oversold hosting.

    How about.. easy come easy go? .
    Last edited by option; 06-28-2002 at 11:14 AM.

  17. #17
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    it's been confirmed:

    "All of the personal emails have been deleted. We will send you a refund via mail within the next 3 weeks. We have to get our billing database cleared out. I am very sorry for this. Will you need help finding a new host?"


    What a pain in the ass

    Funny, it was only 2 days ago that they offered me that 2 year special for $100.

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    Amazing....

    but not a surprise....happens alot!
    ALL THE MORE REASON for consumers to do their own research on hosts, and not RELY solely on WHT posters!
    FWIW:
    Domain Name: 3ZHOST.COM Created on: 02-FEB-02
    HostCaters.com - Quality Web Hosting - Under A Gig! - Since 1999

  19. #19
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    yeh fair enough martie.

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    I understand ... almost

    I understand that hosts can find they made a mistake or can't afford to continue. What I have a difficult time with is that they wait until the last possible minute, when they could a bit earlier easily sell the customers, avoid the pain and agony, and even salvage a bit for themselves.

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