Spammer

Hostthenprofit.com – Gogvo.com’s spam partner

Hostthenprofit.com finds itself on my blog because they choose to spam a personal youtube account of mine. A friend of mine gave me grief because I had not approved their comment on one of my videos about world of warcraft.  Unlike hosting-reviews-exposed.com’s youtube account I don’t access my personal account regularly.  I decided to look through the account email and friends requests to find a rather lengthy email from hostthenprofit.com dated 9/6/2011.  I thought they were a host. Turns out they are more then that, and it does not resemble a host site. Its one of those buy my book and I will tell you how to make millions.  You get my book and you can buy a fancy house with a swimming pool, a fancy sports car.  You can even get a beautiful wife or husband.  You can get your child a pony every holiday.  But here is the question, can you name me ten people you personally know that make money off their program?  Ten people that have piles of money, a dream house with a swimming pool, that dream spouse, and a pony for their child every holiday.  I am going to take a chance and say you don’t.

During hard economic times, snake oils sales men are hard at work.  They know people are desperate, anything to keep the bill collector from taking their house away.  I was there myself.  Even almost tried a program called Destiny that sold phone cards in the 90’s.  What kept me from giving my hard earned money was that the state of Alabama would not allow their cards to work in the state. I kept trying to use the card to call my grandmother, but it constantly failed.  I figured once the card worked I would buy into the program.  This is of coarse is before I realized how bad I was at selling people on a product.  Fortunately the company fell apart, something about the head of the company taking off.

http://cageyconsumer.com/destiny.html

There is a lot of details missing on hostthenprofit.com’s site, such as a terms of service.  Where to go to report spam.  But there are a lot of “Top MLM and Internet Marketers”.

Looking at the site these “gurus” are trying to promote brings back bad memories where I worked for a MLM (multi level marketing) guru. Who pretty much drove me crazy when he wanted a back ground that was the same color as money.  Not to mention his web master was not to happy with me because I had done something he could not do, and that was create a [email protected] email account.   Because he claimed that a three letter email address was impossible.  The graphics guy(me) could do what the webmaster could not.  Really it was a simple matter of asking Virtualis to do it, so technically I did not do it but I got the task done. It was not until I had to scan a book and edit it for the web that I realized “how to get rich” sites make only one person rich and that is the people that tell you to buy their book.  Not to mention the methods for getting rich such as advice to grandparents to take custody of their disabled grandchildren for tax benefits.

Hostthenprofit.com’s spam

thealexangroup sent you a video: “VIDEO – HostThenProfit.com-live.info | Affordable Web Hosting and Business Opp In One!”

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Hostthenprofit.com has the sucks, scam, and reviews top positions in Google thanks to their affiliates

Doing a search on this site based on hostthenprofit.com sucks, hostthenprofit.com scam, or hostthenprofit.com reviews are all attempts by affiliates to drown out any attempts by others to who have legitimate grivences.  How do I know?  Take a look at the who is.

Now if only hostthenprofit.com had been running since March 11, 2011.  But lets take a look at what Alexa says about hostthenprofit.com:

I find it amazing that hostthenprofit.com just started last month but they have an Alexa score of 26,527.

As much they want hide any flaws that might come up, they made one mistake.  They have So Called Gurus, that did not drown out their negative feed back. So instead of working on reviewing review sites that have EIG sites that mailed out FTC compliance emails this month as I had planned.  This month will be about reviewing this site and gogov.com

My personal opinion of gogov.com and hostthenprofit is your better off trusting a host that appears on webhostingstuff and you know how much I don’t approve of them.

Deepahosting.com – Comment Spammer

Deepahosting.com joins other hosts and so called review sites for comment spamming on my blog.  The irony of it is this host decided to post a comment on post about another company that spams comments, Unlimitedgb.com.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/redemption/unlimitedgb-com-2.html

I am not going to be like hostingsthatsuck.com and whine about someone comment spamming on my blog.  Personally I welcome it as nothing inspires me to write like spam, and I really hate spam.

Granted it was only one comment, but look at it.  What did it have to do with my attempt to get a host with a serious problem with customer complaints and vagrant fake positive reviews?  Absolutely nothing, in their comment had anything to do with my post.

Then again their comment does not make a lot of sense.

So why did Deepahosting.com spam?

They did it for one reason and one reason only, and that was for a back link which helps to grow their search engine ranking. Maybe on the rare hope someone might follow the link and buy something from them.  I advise avoiding this company.

Honestly I don’t mind a host giving their two cents, for that matter they are more then welcome to put their site in the form area that lists site.  But having vagrant advertisement, is not welcome.  For that matter in the up coming months I am going to remove Google Adsense so I can remove all hosting ads off my site.  Granted that might bring my site income down to zero.   This is not the place for a host to advertise or attempt to get back links.  As you can see their comment was about “Reseller Hosting” which has nothing to do with what the blog post was about.

So how does Deepahosting.com suck

Here is the first thing that caught my attention: “Established in 2009 to provide advance , High technology web hosting Service to all internet service provider

Naturally when ever I see a company say they started on x date, I am very inclined to look at their whois information.  I can tell you now that Deepahost.com was not around in 2009, their whois information says:

   Updated Date: 14-aug-2011
   Creation Date: 07-jan-2010
   Expiration Date: 07-jan-2017

As I have repeatedly pointed out, creation date does not mean a start date.   But the way back machine says deepahost.com was up no later then February 2010.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100909113548*/http://www.deepahosting.com/

I really don’t get claiming that you have been a year longer then your whois information states, why not lie and say you have been in business since 1999?  Its not like the host made a single typo as they repeated this lie several times.

The big whopper of a lie that Deepahosting.com told is…..

They could not make their company older then 2009, yet….

Our global community is more than 10 million customer contracts strong.

http://deepahosting.com/about_us.php

So why do they have an Alexa Score of 205,837?  With that many clients they should be near Godaddy.com and Hostgator.com in terms of traffic score.  There would be no need to comment spam on my blog, which has a traffic score of 158,037.  Remember with Alexa you want a lower number.

Seriously if they really started back in 2009, there would be hosting companies begging to know the secrets of getting 3 million customers a year.

Nevermind that web-hosting-top.com  did not start getting reviews for deepahosting.com til July 24, 2011.

http://www.web-hosting-top.com/reviews/deepahosting.com “

Webhostingstuff.com only has one review and this was back in June 2011.

http://www.webhostingstuff.com/review/DeepaHosting.html “

Never mind some of the biggest names in hosting have far more reviews.

Deepahosting is world no:1 Hosting company selected by 15000 customers world wide .

I don’t quite understand what that means, as the one page says they have 10 million customer contracts strong company. Their spouting numbers without proof some how means your supposed to trust them.

Then there is the fuzzy refund policy at Deepahosting.com

Its rather unclear.  Between several pages its either 15 days, 30 days or 180 days.  At one point they state pro-rated refund, and by prorated they deduct your time used based on month to month pricing.  Honestly nothing wrong with that.  I did that myself, however what I did not do is try to confuse it with being a guarantee.  It seems the 180 days is more of a play on words, and not a point where guarantee should apply.

If you want a host from India, I suggest avoiding Deepahosting.  But for those that choose did spend time with this host I want to hear your experience.  Keep in mind if your going to provide positive feedback for deepahosting, I want a domain that is actually hosted with them.

Mindshark.ca – Seo Marketing Experts or Spammers? Part 2

With the second post for mindshark.ca I am going to explore their seo skills, which pretty much amount a weak show of smoke and mirrors. My first post can be found at http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/spammer/mindshark-ca.html.  I am still waiting for an email from a spam expert in regards to what mindshark.ca sent me.  Netfirms.com contacted me in less then 24 hours and has already indicated that they will shut mindshark.ca down if they spam again.  I have made them aware Mindshark.ca used a third party “over seas” to phish/harvest my email.   I know this has nothing to do with hosting companies or fake hosting review sites.  But I have to admit I am really out of the grove on writing blog content because of a rather hectic March,  and I am rather fired up by this spammer.  Not to mention I really hate spam.  That sentence alone does not tell you just how much I hate it.  So the next part brings me to the very heart of who they claim to be, which is seo experts.

Now keep in mind I am no seo expert.  Before I got into the hosting business I did graphics and simple html.  When I got into the hosting business I ran the billing,  purchasing, and staffing.  Someone else was in charge of tech support (Even though I seem to be the one that would knock heads around when there was a problem) and another was in charge of sales, advertising, site design and seo. I was no longer a graphics person.   The last was/is the person I contact when I need help in getting this site or any other site noticed.    There are also experts that he works with that I have to pay when I need their field of expertise.  It would be a mistake to employee my services for SEO, granted I know the people you would employee.  I also know people that have ethically questionable methods of obtaining seo.   Autoblogging, fake pings, spam commenting on blogs, article spinning, and other things that I think are no better then spam, as it clutters search engines such as Google with useless results.

So with my limited knowledge of SEO, let me tell you why you should not go with Mindshark.ca

When it comes to finding experts in the field of seo, you would expect their site to be a shinnying example of their skills. There are alot of tell tale signs that their seo knowledge is not what they claim.  Looking at  compete.com I find the most interesting thing, which is nothing.

I find it odd that despite having a Alexa score of 387,496 which is double mine (the lower the score the better), and 284 sites linking in ( I only have 32 according to Alexa).  Despite all those numbers Compete.com has no data.  Perhaps their domain whois might explain the problem:

I find a few intresting things about that.

1. Their site is a little over a year old.
2. They recently updated something on their domain.  Which might be that they just moved to netfirms.com.

So far the only thing they have me beaten on is  sites linking in on Alexa.com.

http://www.alexa.com/site/linksin/mindshark.ca

Intrestingly enough I find another site that also does seo.

Mindshark.ca’s video tells me exactly why you should not trust them

The quirky thing about this video thats hosted on youtube.com it seems to be the opening for a reputation cleansing service.  For which there is not an active website for: mindsharkdefense.com.  I guess Zamir Javer got to be an expert for a Canadian News station – Global News, where a model that had nude shots taken of her got leaked on the internet.  Zamir explains that the best way to cover it up:

  • “Hide” Negative Material by posting positive content
  • Increase Credibility = Blog on Professional Sites
  • Look Like an Expert
  • Ongoing monitor = Free Google Alert

So the problem is she has nude photos with her on the web.  In order to compete and put “positive” feed back,  she is going to have to go to professional sites that deal with photos.  After all which do you think is going to stick out when type in “*model’s name* photos”:

  1. The nude pics?
  2. Her attempts to talk about jogging?

So that means that she would have to write things in regards to “*model’s name* photos” on professional websites, and every other term that shows up when you try to search for the nude photos.  She might have problems if she had to deal with trying to compete with the term “*models name* nude photos”.

But here is what I find interesting about the video, all of the people that have posted postive feed back on Youtube.com seem to have only created their user name to comment, rate postivly, and to make this their favorite video.   All of which was done the same day they created the account.  Every user that has comment on this videolooks like this.

After which these accounts have zero activity.

Frankly I am surprised they did not use a service that fakes your comments and views.   It would have made it far less obvious.   Or better yet have all those over 450 seo experts comment and view the video with some real youtube accounts.

Also I did comment on the video, and as you can see I put the one negative vote on their video.  Unfortunately my comment was deleted.  I guess they did not like that I drew attention to the fact that the comments were not real.

Then there are the sites that link in to Mindshark.ca

While I am not going to point you to the link at Sharenator.com that links to Mindshark.ca, I find it interestingly that hosting-reviews-exposed.com has 1 of every 117,647 internet visitors.

http://www.sharenator.com/w/hosting-reviews-exposed.com

Many of the sites that are part of the back links, linking in, and what ever else seem to be a combination of sites like this, some sites that tell you what you can do your site.

http://www.woorank.com/en/www/hosting-reviews-exposed.com

Which tells me I need to talk to one of those seo experts I mentioned.

Then their is a site that tells me I have a terrible domain name: http://websiteshadow.com/hosting-reviews-exposed.com

Some sites like http://qeoz.com/1-hosting-reviews-exposed-com show nothing you could not find through going to Alexa.com directly

Then there are sites that I consider spam like http://feeds.joe.to/recent/page-2.  While I find that on second page of search engine results for “mindshark.ca”.

Here is the first thing to show up on the second page of their search engine results.

“Once again I did not opt-in or authorize use of this email address for their marketing / spam purposes.”

http://www.searchengine-marketingsoftware.com/blog/mindshark-ca-%E2%80%93-irvine-web-design-experts-or-spammers-part-1-hosting/

I am almost tempted to believe they just took part of my content and re-spinned it.

I have yet to find any of what Zamir recommends of posting on professional blogs.

Now to see if 450 Mindshark experts can hide my negative review.

Mindshark.ca – Seo Marketing Experts or Spammers? Part 1

Mindshark.ca seems to think this is a business.  Keep in mind it took more than 3 years for this site to make enough money to cover its own monthly bill.  So far my experience has been the people either come here to look for a host or to complain about a host.   The most bizarre request is from hosts that don’t use fake reviews,  is to get me to do a review on them.  You would think the last person they would ask to write something would not be me – the guy that has bad things to say about the very hosts that he uses.  But in the end, the people that are looking for a host are disappointed because I don’t recommend anyone, and the people that come here to complain are not inclined to buy.

So why the rage with Mindshark.ca?

Back when I first started I had asked a friend to set me up a contact form, I am not known for my non-graphic web skills which are still lacking, requiring me to pay for professionals.  Keep in mind I have stated this site makes enough to pay for its hosting, but it’s not paying for experts I bring in to assist me.  Anyway getting back to that contact form.   It was set up to send to a Gmail account, one in which only my YouTube account was sending mail to.  So after adding the contact form, there is only one way to get my Gmail account, and that is used by the contact form.  Mindshark.ca used a third party “overseas” to Phish/harvest my email.  After a contact with me, they added me to their mailing list.  Once again I did not opt-in or authorize the use of this email address for their marketing/spam purposes.   This week I got tired of them sending email to the Gmail account I use exclusively for hosting-reviews-exposed.com.  Here is the comment I got when I gave them 24 hours to remove my email or suffer a review and complaint to netfirms (funny didn’t I just do a post about them last month http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/endurance-international-group/netfirms-com.html).  Here is the response I got this response from Zamir of Mindshark.ca:

You are off the list. Cheers 🙂

FYI you did opt in on August 9th   thx

———————————————-

Zamir Javer
Mindshark Marketing
1.877.MSHARK  1 xtn 730
www.mindshark.ca

My response:

Bullshit, I have the emails to prove that your full of it.  I will be filing a complaint with netfirms and my own review of your site.

Yes that’s right, I used profanity.  I did not opt in, I did not authorize them to use my email to spam or market to.  Frankly, I was a little tame in my response.  But I am not about to be treated like I “forgot” that I signed up for their spam.

I get the following response from Zamir of mindshark.ca,

What emails….please send so we can review.

My response:

You can review them with everyone else on my blog.  Your company contacted me by my forum when I responded to someone in your company you added my email without my permission to your mailing list.  Hence you are spamming.   Benjamin of hosting-reviews-exposed.com

Zamir of Mindshark.ca response:

I have reviewed your site.  You are an extortionist company like ripoffreport etc.

We are an internet marketing firm.   We have not done anything wrong.  If you have further questions please direct them to me and I would be happy to respond and address any concerns.

Yes, I am a terrible person, I told him I would do a review and report him to his upstream provider if they did not remove my email from their mailing a list.  An email that I did not authorize/opt in for them to spam me.  But why did they bring up ripoffreport?

http://www.ripoffreport.com/computer-marketing-companies/mindshark-marketing/mindshark-marketing-mindshark-f2ed7.htm

Its a bit difficult to read, but it appears that this person also had their email harvest and on top of that their cell phone number.

Ripoffreport.com may very well be extorting, after all, they do offer a paid service to deal with a complaint.  I on the other hand only offer a chance to plead your case on my blog, I offer no service to clean up a complaint.  But I guess on the surface because I placed a few ads in hopes of re-cooping my costs, it appears I am in the business of extortion.

So my response:

Zamir,

You’re a bit full of yourself, but I have to wonder what ripoffreport has on your company.   Thanks for the material.  Your company did harvest my email through my contact page.   Your an idiot and so is David Abramovici  (the dumbass that thought it would be a good idea to add my email to your list) to think I had my sights on your company as your not a host or a hosting review site.  But I really passionately hate spam, and you have the nerve to say I opted into your list.  You can call me an extortionist because you glanced at my site, but the truth is you have no idea who I am.

By the way, netfirms is moving to the U.S.

Regards,
Benjamin

Here is where Zamir of mindshark.ca admits it without knowing it that they are spamming:

Yes I know netfirms is moving.  Lol I have no clue what this conversation is about any longer.

Anyways….we do use a lead generation company from overseas.

IT seems maybe they are the ones that did something on your site,  If you can forward whatever info they sent we can review to try and forward it and put a stop to this.

We hate spam with a passion as well and do not engage in any of it.

thx

I have my reason for mentioning netfirms, which sometimes I might explain to him.  But here is the point where Mindshark.ca admits they are not the marketing experts that they claim to be because they used a “a lead generation company from overseas“.  Translation they did not gather the emails themselves, nor did they make sure they were opt-in.  There is no integrity to the list, and so far there seems like two complaints that prove this.

Just to be clear if you purchase a list from a third party to gather your contacts, that does not free you from spam complaints.  If anything its more damning.

My response:

Zamir,

Now you’re telling me that your not even sure if people have opted in because you used a third party.  When I owned hosting companies I did not accept that as an excuse.  For that matter, if they could not prove their system was double opt-in after a spam complaint their account was shut down.  Seriously if I were you I would get rid of your existing mailing list and start from scratch.  After all, you sent your mailouts to me when I did not request or opt-in to your service.  Nor would I have reason to do so, if I needed marking assistance, which is not something I need for this site I would contact my previous business partners.

I am not going to send you the emails that were sent to me, you can find it when it hits my blog along with these wonderful emails you keep sending me, sorry but I don’t take kindly to being called an extortionist.  After all the only thing I asked for was to be removed from your list.

As for what netfirms moving has to do with this conversation…….

Regards,

Benjamin

Zamir of mindshark.ca tries to deflect the facts:

Thanks for your email.  Again as I stated earlier.  We get hit with spam ourselves and we do not engage in any spam ourselves.   If there is any email or information you feel is spam related we would be happy to review it.  You are in our system as an optin from a third party lead source.

I understand you business relies on this type of thing to keep you busy with posts etc.  However I am extending our offer to assist you in whatever you are looking for.  If your intention is to keep responding with vulgarities please refrain.

However if you do have any requests for information or would like us to review any matter we are more than happy to help“.

I would like to think that my last response to mindshark.ca covers that:

Zamir,

If this was a business it would have failed miserably, its taken 3 years to finale start paying for its own hosting.  A post on your site would go against the grain of what my site is about.  But you do not realize that a post about your site has nothing to do with web hosting.  Though I guess I can work on the angle of how netfirms will deal with you once I send my complaint.  But the truth is, my feedback on hosts that use fake review sites discourages people from buying, a wonderful business model when you want people to buy.   Coming up with assumptions that I do what I do just for money is at best a poor defense for your spamming me.

Your receiving spam has nothing to do with the fact that you spammed me. I am doing a post because you have indeed spammed me, I did not -REPEAT- I did not authorize or opted for mail outs under this email address.   Therefore any mail out sent to me from you is SPAM.  Use of a  third party does not liberate you from any spam complaints, as clearly the netfirms terms of service indicates.

As for vulgarities, there were none in my last response.  Should you not have stated that when I called you an idiot, or when I said what you were saying was bullshit, or that David Abramovici is a dumbass.  The world can see exactly how many vulgarities I have used which has been very restrained.

Looking forward to another email where you defend the use of mail-outs to people that did not opt into your list because you used a third party “overseas” to collect peoples emails.  While telling me that I am being vulgar and extorting you.  By the way if I was extorting you I would have asked for a lot more then removing me from your list.  Your claim that I opted in has been rejected.  Furthermore the use of a third party to get emails has proven that your mailing list is tainted with other people that did not opt-in.

You can of course continue to lay the blame on me by stating

  1. I opted in.  (which you have already shed doubt on this claim of yours).
  2. I am an extortionist (for which the only thing I asked for was to be removed from your list).
  3. I am doing an article for my business.(despite it being totally off topic for my site).
  4. Complain about my limited vulgarities. (which honestly who would not be vulgar with a spammer).

And you can suffer more complaints then just mine, as I will be providing an outlet for other people that experienced the same thing as me.  Not to mention information how to register their complaints.

Or you can start your list from scratch and make sure you double opt-in your contacts.

Regards,

Benjamin

Because I typed this from my phone I over repeated some details, but I think it serves the purpose of getting my point across.  Anyway, I did not hear from Zamir of Mindshark.ca again.

Do you have a spam complaint against Mindshark.ca?

First off I enter the domain mindshark.ca into http://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx

To find out where mindshark.ca is hosting in most cases the network whois will tell you where to send abuse complaints.

The whois tells me that they are with netfirms, it also tells me they are just a little over a year old I will have fun with this on another post where I will discuss mindsharks.ca’s seo skills.  But another thing is mindshark.ca appears to have recently moved to netfirms.com.

So if mindshark.ca harvested/phished for your email like they did mine, I suggest sending the mailout they sent you to [email protected]

You’re also more than welcome to place your own complaints in the comments area of this post.

Two more posts on mindshark.ca are in the works to show the email,  I am currently waiting on netfirms and I am hoping to get a contact from a spam expert before I do the second post on mindshark.

Unlimitedgb.com – A Scam to Avoid!!!

The first time I heard of unlimitedgb.com was when I thought someone commented about justhost.  I looked at the site, and made the comment this host may be worse then justhost based on a cost that was far less then what was already dirt cheap with justhost.  I also doubt that unlike Justhost a Endurance International Group site, that this blog spammer was supplementing their income by advertising on their customer control panel.  Meaning that this spammer was increasingly likely to shut down anyone that used too many or too few resources.  Unlimitedgb.com is the first hosting scam that I will write a post up for this year.

Before I go further into my rant, I am going to be pretty clear about going with a company that spams.  Spamming is illegal, and if they are willing to spam what other illegal activities are they willing to engage in?  For that matter will they even offer the service that you thought you were getting from them?  Because this host choose to spam my blog to try and get customers I have to declare them a scam. You should avoid this host at all costs.  Yes they may be far cheaper then the more commonly know cheap hosts, but can you really afford to give access to your money to someone that can not bring customers in under valid forms of commercialism?  Unlimitedgb.com should be avoided at all costs.

Just a sample of Unlimitedgb.com’s spam

Below is just a small sample of what has been coming in.  For some reason its not been caught by the spam filters.  Making me wonder if I should try and tighten down the the ability for someone to make a comment.  But the truth of the matter is I will not, because 99.9% of the attempts do not go through they add to my Alexa score.  I was a little surprised to find this out.  Even though I gain by their attempts, I am not willing to let them use my blog to give them a leg up on getting people to sign up for their service.  This will be the only mention they get from my site unless I find more dirt as to why no one should choose this despicable company.

At this point I don’t think any of the comments are real.  The first comment was proable put by someone within the company, but the other comments look like a bot.  Though none of them match, so perhaps even these comments were placed by someone within Interweb iTech.  All for the purpose increasing this host’s search engine ranking.  The weird thing is they entered hosting-reviews-exposed.com in as their site on their comments.  No references to a individuals website.

The lights at unlimitedgb.com are on, but nobody is home

I wanted to give these guys a piece of my mind.   When I saw the below graphic I thought great I can chat with one of them.

Well I was wrong, regardless of there being a “LIVE RESPONSE Online” I get this:

There live response does not mean they are “Ready to Assist You…”.  It means you can click on that to send them a message.  If you want to know who owns this company I have copied the below from the whois for their domain.

Domain Name: UNLIMITEDGB.COM 

Registrant:
    Interweb iTech (India) Private Limited
    Sanson D'silva        ([email protected])
    No.371 Cross Cut Road,
    Gandhipuram,
    Coimbatore
    Tamil Nadu,641012
    IN
    Tel. +91.9994169999
    Fax. +91.4224377683

What I find interesting is whats in the address bar for Unlimitedgb.com

Since Unlimitedgb.com you wanted some search engine results, I am more then willing to give them some negative feed back.

Unlimitedgb and Interweb iTech is a scam and should be avoided at all costs.

Manashosting.com – A Second Look

You would think with my last post on manashosting that I would be done with this hosting company.  But if your anything like me, your a terrible multi-tasker and tend to have a ton of browser sessions going on.  Usually I restart my machine to clear my screen after having so many windows open.  This time around I just closed out the tabs as  I had a lot of work to sort through. So I went about closing all of the sites that I was not looking at any more and I came to the manashosting.com tab.

I found what appears to be a last chance effort to get me to sign up.

I guess it kicked in because I did not do anything for well…….. 6 days (yes I can actually keep a website tab open for that long).  Though it probable happen a few hours after no further navigating through their site.

The part I find hard to understand is you pay extra to get 2 years “free”.  Its not like buy 1 year get 2 free.   Simple put Free = not paying 500 rupee (thats assuming Rs equal rupie / India Currency).

Trying to close the site I get the following screen:

Manashosting is giving 3 years webspace free? and/or 50% discount? and/or 1 year free webspace renew?  I don’t quite understand this message.

Many hosting companies this last chance offer to keep you on the site. Some even void out an affiliates commission to salvage a sale.  However there usually a coupon code offered or better yet the host’s site keeps track of the discount that is offered.  But this discount / last ditch efforts are not clear.

Manashosting.com may be the worst webhost out there

At first I did not think that Manashosting was a site that this site would go after if they had not spammed me.  But upon reviewing the reviews its pretty clear they fake their reviews.  Its funny how many of the reviews start with “I”.

Better yet here are 2 reviews that stand out:

Reliable Hosting – manashosting

Our servers are located in a us, and we use the latest technology in server equipment, lines, back-up features and more.
. Reliable, fast server equipment
. Secure, state-of-the art data center
. backup power feeds direct to our data center
. 24/6 Monitoring to help ensure that your website is up

If that is customer feed back I am the proud owner of ocean front property in Arizona (which there is none).

Before this “Postive Feedback”

6REASONS TO CHOOSE MANASHOSTING
. Reliable Hosting – 99.9% Uptime
. Website Maintenance
. unlimited webspace and bandwidth
. Search Engine Submissions
. Website Traffic Stat Monitoring
. Real people who provide live customer support

But I think the most telling sign is that every time negative feed back fills a screen, wave after wave of positive feedback comes in.  Its almost as if they were trying to drown out the any negative feed back.   I have never seen a host that has this much feed back in such a short period of time.

http://www.web-hosting-top.com/web-hosting/web-hosting-top.manashosting.com/type/add-review

Ordering from Manashosting.com? -DON’T!!! – They do not have a secure order form!!!

I decided to go through the order form to confirm the discounts from the two screens.  Sure enough they do not show up on the order form.  But thats not what bothers me.  What bothers me is they collect contact details in an unsecured area.

They also do not process your payment, you have to go through a company called ccavenue.com to pay your bill where you have to reenter card information.  Fortunatly they do have a secure area for accepting your credit card information.

If you are ordering from Manashosting, I have Ocean front property to sell you in Arizona.

Manashosting – manashosting.com is a spammer

Manashosting is not a host that I had in my sights, at least until they decided to spam my personal email account.  For that matter the only valid email on this account would be from friends, family, and places I do personal shopping on (i.e. Amazon.com).  Its not an email that I ever did business with as its a Yahoo account that I have had around 15 years.

But that did not stop an email from [email protected] subject Domain reseller.  With links to manashosting.com.

Interestingly they are spamming from India, for  a hosting account on theplanet.com for manahosting.com.  While I have filed a complaint with theplanet, I don’t have a lot of confidence in getting this resolved.   After all not the first time I have dealt with them in regards to spam complaints.  They are really bad about not dealing with Copy Right complaints.

Manashosting has a ton of complaints out there

Its my opinion that most if not all of the positive feed back was done by manashosting.  I say this because this host has more negative complaints then any of the previous hosts that I have reviewed.

http://www.web-hosting-top.com/web-hosting/web-hosting-top.manashosting.com/type/add-review

What does webhostingstuff have to say about manashosting?

Inrestingly one of the good things about webhostingstuff is they collect reviewer websites.  The first that catches my attention is:

Great service (Excellent)
– by Leena (varsityguru.com) on 5 September 2010

Have been with manashosting they are very good. I have never faced any sorts of problems with them and now i have taken up their reseller ship as well. Am glad i can make extra money with out losing my peace of mind. Thank you every on

So who does this website belong to?

So they owned the domain, and its expired.  Interestingly most of the sites with excellent reviews I have looked at are not pointing to manashosting, or have privacy protection so you can not see who they are.

There are still a lot of sites with complaints about manashosting

http://www.consumercomplaints.in/complaints/manas-hosting-sucks–manas-hosting-not-recommended-c143011.html

http://www.webhostingreviews.com/manas-hosting-reviews-page2.htm

http://www.ashishmehta.com/blog/2008/12/website-owners-beware/

and more…….

Here is even a blog dedicated to complaints against them:

http://manashostingreviews.blogspot.com/

Then there is this post which is the whole reason I advise against keeping your domain with the same company you host with:

http://www.seo-mind.com/seo-mind/manas-hosting-sucks.html

If you want to part with your money and your domain, manashosting is for you, otherwise don’t accept offers by spam.