March 22, 2023

Eastside Business

News on the Eastside of Lake Washington Screws Over Longtime Customer with 66 Domains

Almost 2 and a half days ago, my (soon to be former) host company took down my highly trafficked website at without warning. I was actually adding content to it and had just tweeted that I was hoping it would get to half a million page views for the month. Instead, they canceled the database – without even letting me know. Apparently it was getting too much traffic for them …. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen – any attorneys want to take it on?

I have been a customer for over 6 years and have over 66 domains there – most of them with smaller simple sites, but a couple (like Eastside Business Journal) that are the main focus of my business. It is not fair that 1and1 decided to abuse their long time loyal customer like this – and they won’t even respond to inquiries or tell me over the phone.

If you are looking for a web hosting company, you will avoid 1and1 if you are smart. If you have the misfortune of already having them, you should definitely consider changing hosting companies. It’s only a matter of time before 1and1 will screw you too …

This was the tweet that I mentioned:

RT @EastsideBizNews: Eastside Biz Journal has 455,000+ page views in July with one day left. an we get 45k in one day?

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