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09-09-2004, 11:45 AM #1
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- Mar 2004
Laws to protect the hosting market
As you might already know, the "problem" of the hosting market these days is because of the fact that the amount of hosts is growing massivly. Also, oversellers who take huge risks in order to provide very low-cost hosting.
The result of this is that the (average) prices of webhosting packages are going down time by time. I think the hosting market should be protected by laws, this means: setting up a minimum price, disallowing unlimited bandwidth packages since they are actually rip-offs, etc.
What do you think?
09-09-2004, 03:48 PM #2denisGuest
I don't think that it's possible. There are a lot of data centers
all over the world. It's impossible to have such global law.
09-09-2004, 04:00 PM #3NeillGuest
Its a little communistic, but a nice idea. :P
However, as stated above, there is no way this could be put in place, much less enforced.
The internet is at the mercy of human judgement.
09-17-2004, 11:48 AM #4
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- Mar 2004
well when you sell "unlimited" packages, you are actually offering services which you can't offer practically... Is that even legal? :s
10-08-2006, 10:37 AM #5spiritedoneGuest
sounds like false advertisement to me (for anyone with an evil entention mwhahahah)
12-12-2006, 05:25 PM #6NCHChrisGuest
This is a double edged sword.
How many webhosting companies file taxes? How many webhosting owners have their employes fill out W-9's and pay into OASDI, FWT and SWT? Almost none.
It's like an unspoken rule if the web hosting world keeps to it's own, the IRS won't come knocking. Though if you happen to be a profitable company, they want there cut and will find out through personal income taxes.
"It's hard out there for a good host". Prices have bottomed out, I mean compared to 2 years ago dedicated servers are going for the 1/3 of the price as more and more average joe's are renting.
Before it was just business with large budgets able to pay high prices, now they have there own IT Managers and there own servers, they no longer need to outsource there hosting.
The only real defense a good hosting company has these days is a good reputation. There will always be someone out there that can offer more than you can, but if you treat your customers right, they will stay with you.
(I apologize for the grammar lol.)