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Old 05-22-2009, 02:16 PM
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You MOST DEFINITELY should NOT go with CanHost.Co.In


Was just browsing through the dedicated server offers board, and here's a thread I came across:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=863199

Took a look at their website and it seemed really similar. Checked up on
http://www.hostican.com

And VoILA!

http://www.canhost.co.in is a BIT by BIT rip of HostICan's design.
What's more?

Compare the testimonials..

http://www.hostican.com/whyus/testimonials.php
http://www.canhost.co.in/whyus/testimonials.php

Names changed, testimonials copied, word by word.
Site itself is hosted on Indian servers, not sure if this should impact it, but I guess that's how they've managed to stay up for so long?


This is ONE company you DON'T want your dedicated servers with!



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Old 05-22-2009, 02:20 PM
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Heh, very good find

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:25 PM
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They've put up offers on DP forums too. Goes to show they've been around with a scam for quite some time.

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:22 PM
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Hmm, it could also be a template offered at monster template or something else...

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:35 PM
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How would you explain the direct copy of the testimonials?

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:49 PM
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heh even the company name is almost the same.. CanHost / HostICan... the I probably was a typo when they registered and they decided to keep it lol

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Old 05-22-2009, 04:53 PM
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Although, one is a reputed company (in some regards) while the other is a rip-off

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Old 05-22-2009, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by lifetalk View Post
Was just browsing through the dedicated server offers board, and here's a thread I came across:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=863199

Took a look at their website and it seemed really similar. Checked up on
http://www.hostican.com

And VoILA!

http://www.canhost.co.in is a BIT by BIT rip of HostICan's design.
What's more?

Compare the testimonials..

http://www.hostican.com/whyus/testimonials.php
http://www.canhost.co.in/whyus/testimonials.php

Names changed, testimonials copied, word by word.
Site itself is hosted on Indian servers, not sure if this should impact it, but I guess that's how they've managed to stay up for so long?


This is ONE company you DON'T want your dedicated servers with!
Wouldn't it be a little better just to develop your own ideas? I guess what ever is easiest is what some people try now days.

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:25 PM
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maybe they are a division of hostican but I don't think so.

there's a hostican member on here I'm sure, so maybe they can elaborate.

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:54 PM
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maybe they are a division of hostican but I don't think so.

there's a hostican member on here I'm sure, so maybe they can elaborate.

owm
It seems that I've somehow managed to contact HostICan. Not exactly sure how that happened.
Quote:
Dear john,

Thank you for contacting HostICan Sales.

We do appreciate your interest in HostICan. Your inquiry was submitted to our sales department, and one of our sales associates will be in contact shortly.

For future reference, this will be your Sales Inquiry ID: FHW-379060

Please let us know if you have any further questions. We will be in contact shortly.

Best Regards,

HostICan Sales
HostICan Web Hosting
(Intl) +1 (804) 412-0390
(F) (804) 550-3339

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Old 05-22-2009, 08:14 PM
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Hey guys!

Yes, they have stolen our design. Our legal folks are trying to get this resolved, but seem they are outside the US, making things a little harder.

I would agree that you should NOT under any circumstances signup for this company, that has stolen our design (HostICan), and using it as their own.

I would like to personally thank everyone in the WHT community for their support, as I'm sure you guys are aware about what its like when someone steals your design and poses that they are running a company.

Best Regards,

Denis
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:16 PM
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Hey guys!

Yes, they have stolen our design. Our legal folks are trying to get this resolved, but seem they are outside the US, making things a little harder.

I would agree that you should NOT under any circumstances signup for this company, that has stolen our design (HostICan), and using it as their own.

I would like to personally thank everyone in the WHT community for their support, as I'm sure you guys are aware about what its like when someone steals your design and poses that they are running a company.

Best Regards,

Denis
HostICan
Any idea about the ticket ID: FHW-379060?

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Old 05-22-2009, 08:21 PM
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Everything is basicly copied. Look at testimonials, design, company page, etc. All the same.

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Old 05-23-2009, 03:14 AM
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^ That's what you call a rip-off.

Contacted HostICan, here's the response

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting HostICan Sales.

This site has been stolen from HostICan. Please don't buy anything from that company.
I've reported this to our legal team to resolve this issue.

Thank you for letting us know.


-----------------------------
HostICan Newsletter:
Did you know you can learn more about us?
http://www.hosticannewsletter.com

Ticket Details
===================
Department: General

They've been around for QUITE some time now,
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showt...hlight=canhost

November/December 2008.

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:26 AM
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^ That's what you call a rip-off.

Contacted HostICan, here's the response




They've been around for QUITE some time now,
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showt...hlight=canhost

November/December 2008.
Are they still actively advertising at DP?

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