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    Thumbs down xohmhosting.com - stealing content

    Just wanted to bring this to WHT's attention as this always irates me.

    www.xohmhosting.com have "borrowed" graphics from HostNine (www.hostnine.com).

    Have a look at the images on http://xohmhosting.com/whyus and compare to those on HostNine.

    There is also a bunch of code on the home page that actually links to the H9 page.

    <p><imgsrc="/images/stories/wpThumbnails/ubuntu.png" border="0" align="left" /></p><divclass="splash-left"> <ul><li><imgsrc="http://www.hostnine.com/images/servericon.gif" border="0" alt="Unlimited Hosting Diskspace" title="Unlimited Hosting Diskspace" /> <spanstyle="font-weight: bold; color: #a5bd2c"> <ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-web-hosting-storage/">UNLIMITED</a></span><ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-web-hosting-storage.php"> Disk Space Hosting</a></li><li><imgsrc="http://www.hostnine.com/images/arrowicon.gif" border="0" alt="Unlimited Hosting Bandwidth" title="Unlimited Hosting Bandwidth" /> <spanstyle="font-weight: bold; color: #a5bd2c"> <ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-bandwidth-web-hosting.php">UNLIMITED</a></span><ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-bandwidth-web-hosting.php"> Bandwidth Hosting</a></li><li><imgsrc="http://www.hostnine.com/images/worldicon.gif" border="0" alt="Unlimited Hosting Domains" title="Unlimited Hosting Domains" /> <spanstyle="font-weight: bold; color: #a5bd2c"> <ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-domain-web-hosting.php">UNLIMITED</a></span><ahref="http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-domain-web-hosting.php"> Domains Hosting</a></li><li><imgsrc="http://www.hostnine.com/images/cpicon.gif" border="0" alt="cPanel Web Hosting" title="cPanel Web Hosting" /> cPanel / Fantastico</li></ul> </div></td>
    I'll shoot Ben at HostNine an email but wanted to give the community a heads up. Hosts like these are generally best avoided.

    I should add that the owner of XohmHosting is one Robert Blair. I am thinking of filing a report with the BBB about his shoddy business practices. An electronic report though, don't want to kill any trees.
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    Also what I hate about sites is when they display "XHTML Valid" graphics on their sites and when you click the link.....it's far from xhtml valid.

    xohmhosting shows....29 Errors, 11 warning(s) so why display the valid icon?...looks like a hoax host.
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...hosting.com%2F

    also their css is not validated...and they display the valid logo.
    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...ning=1&lang=en

    All in all it's a poorly thrown together mish mash. Most likely due to it being a ripped conglomeration of other sites. In effect this looks like a Heinz 57 variety. I call them Mongrel websites....they have no pedigree.


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    Gee, ripping images from another host is worthy of a BBB filing.
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    Funny Look carefully at the Register Domains and you can see the crappy fades in the orange
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    lol yeah and how many fonts are they going to use.

    that site's a font lover's wankfest.

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    Nice find and thanks for the heads up.

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    What I find funny is that they are still linking to HostNine... On the main page click on "UNLIMITED Disk Space Hosting".

    *At the time of writing, website was pointing to: http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-we...ng-storage.php
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    lol, nice find.
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    and they basically stole the plan description page. it stinks when stuff like this happens although i love the fact that people think they can actually get away with it.

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    I actually laughed out loud a little bit..
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    Quote Originally Posted by [JSH]John View Post
    What I find funny is that they are still linking to HostNine... On the main page click on "UNLIMITED Disk Space Hosting".

    *At the time of writing, website was pointing to: http://www.hostnine.com/unlimited-we...ng-storage.php
    It's like they don't even try to disguise what they've done! Absolutely shameless!

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    Its shabby how that site steals content, doesnt make sence most of the time and doesnt even work, http://xohmhosting.com/order - It cuts off in the middle of a paragraph (well on my screen it does).

    They got some balls for what they are doing.
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    mdrussell,
    That is a nice find mate. These kind of things should be brought to public attention and hope hostnine will deal this soon.

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    The rip looks complete. Fun Sunday morning project for somebody, I guess. I don't see references to Hostnine in the HTML code anymore. Expect the "We hired a webmaster" excuse to pop up again, as it always does. Although that sure wouldn't explain why the pages were "fixed" this morning, would it?

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    What comes around, goes around .. lol

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    lol, nice find!

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    It's not even a good rip, but then they usually aren't.

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    That's a nice find, usually hosts that rip templates are not here to stay.

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    You should opened this topic in "Web Hosting Lounge"
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    lol all there unlimited features links are going to hostnine funny stuff they get caught and there giving there business away aswell lol

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    Definitely would love to see how this one pans out, Let us see how long they are online before the content is removed
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    Posting this with the permission of the moderators and I apologize for the bad language, but it confirms the integrity of the type of person we're dealing with here. As you have seen from the other thread where he attempts to hurt WebHostingBuzz's reputation, he continues his childish antics by abusing our live support staff:

    lena.s: Welcome to WebHostingBuzz live chat support. What can I do for you?
    robert: i need a number
    robert: to speak to a manager
    robert: about what a rude ass punk ass bitch matthew russell is
    lena.s: unfortunately our management is not available via the phone, you can contact them by sending an email to [email protected]. Also could you please stop using this very offensive language, otherwise i will be forced to stop our conversation.
    robert: TELL MATTHEW RUSSELL I SAID TO **** OFF
    robert: HES A PIECE OF ****ING ****
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    Posting this with the permission of the moderators and I apologize for the bad language, but it confirms the integrity of the type of person we're dealing with here. As you have seen from the other thread where he attempts to hurt WebHostingBuzz's reputation, he continues his childish antics by abusing our live support staff:

    Quote:
    lena.s: Welcome to WebHostingBuzz live chat support. What can I do for you?
    robert: i need a number
    robert: to speak to a manager
    robert: about what a rude ass punk ass bitch matthew russell is
    lena.s: unfortunately our management is not available via the phone, you can contact them by sending an email to [email protected]. Also could you please stop using this very offensive language, otherwise i will be forced to stop our conversation.
    robert: TELL MATTHEW RUSSELL I SAID TO **** OFF
    robert: HES A PIECE OF ****ING ****

    I am not sure where this fits in?
    Unless the person in the Reseller Thread is in relation to this?
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    Same person. The one that defames us then uses tactics like this.
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    Same person. The one that defames us then uses tactics like this.
    Oh right, I now follow
    Sorry, I just needed some clarification cause it seemed out of place cause I did read the reseller thread that was closed in regards.

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    That's just fantastic, he needs to work on his people skills.

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    I don't understand why he/she didn't just join up here on WHT to tell Matt to fu*k off.

    It's simple enough....let me demonstrate it to you all.

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    OWM: Hey Matt
    MD Russell: Hey OWM what's up?
    OWM: You know what's up? Fu*k Off!
    MD Russell: No probs OWM & have a good one.
    -------------------------------------------

    Shouting with capitals usually gives their age away....i.e pre-ball drop.

    Nevermind, summer holidays are nearing the end and it'll be back to school for many.


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    I don't understand why he/she didn't just join up here on WHT to tell Matt to fu*k off.

    It's simple enough....let me demonstrate it to you all.

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    OWM: Hey Matt
    MD Russell: Hey OWM what's up?
    OWM: You know what's up? Fu*k Off!
    MD Russell: No probs OWM & have a good one.
    -------------------------------------------

    Shouting with capitals usually gives their age away....i.e pre-ball drop.

    Nevermind, summer holidays are nearing the end and it'll be back to school for many.


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    This is awesome OWM!
    Sigh too bad it's winter
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    Makes you wonder why roblair hasn't responded to this thread yet, other than abusing a WHB live chat support tech. Come on Rob, you know about this thread. Time to come clean. You'll feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    Makes you wonder why roblair hasn't responded to this thread yet, other than abusing a WHB live chat support tech. Come on Rob, you know about this thread. Time to come clean. You'll feel better.
    I just read his most recent posts and found this locked thread.
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    lol, shameless, remind me to bookmark them as horrible rippers
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    Suprised the Website is still active!
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    Threads like this can be devastating for the offending host, given this thread will probably be first page on Google for the host's domain. That's why trying to ignore threads like this only makes the offending host look even more guilty, if that's possible.

    My advise to Rob is to come clean and admit you pinched some graphics from another host. It's not a crime punishable by death. We all make mistakes. The thing is to learn from them and don't make the same mistake twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    Threads like this can be devastating for the offending host, given this thread will probably be first page on Google for the host's domain.
    You win a cookie. Chocolate chip Ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    You win a cookie. Chocolate chip Ok?

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=xohmhosting
    lol. WHT has really good SEO.
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    You win a cookie. Chocolate chip Ok?

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=xohmhosting
    Can I have half of that scrumptious cookie?

    If something is posted on WHT is is pretty much 99.99% of the time going to show up in a search engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    You win a cookie. Chocolate chip Ok?
    Yes please!
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    Say hello to Roblair - http://digg.com/users/roblair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    I don't understand why he/she didn't just join up here on WHT to tell Matt to fu*k off.

    It's simple enough....let me demonstrate it to you all.

    -------------------------------------------
    OWM: Hey Matt
    MD Russell: Hey OWM what's up?
    OWM: You know what's up? Fu*k Off!
    MD Russell: No probs OWM & have a good one.
    -------------------------------------------

    Shouting with capitals usually gives their age away....i.e pre-ball drop.

    Nevermind, summer holidays are nearing the end and it'll be back to school for many.


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    I think he deserves a quarter.

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    @Steven, I saw this the same. I would put my mind to work to see if that pics real or a rip. IMHO.
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