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10-31-2005, 10:29 PM #1SSX HostGuest
Brinksters WHFL (web hosting for life)
Brinkster, a very popular and well known web hosting business with over 2,000,000 costomers. Strated in 1999 with only Windows hosting. They use there own Control panel.
They are also known for the cheapest, and highest quality hosting dedicated servers. They also just launched linux just a few months ago.
Now the big thing with Brinkster is WHFL (web hosting for life) WHFL is when you pay a fee for hosting, and never pay again for the rest of your life. However, is it reliable? Can they leagly offer WHFL? Will they be open forever? They currentally charge a flat of $299.00, which includes 1 domain name for a year.
My question is, that is it a scam? They have been in the hosting business for about 6 years now, so maybe there WHFL is trustworthy. Or is it? What do you think? If you read some of the fine print/ TOS, they clearly state they they are allowed to deleat/ remove your files at anytime. They are allowed to cancle your account at anytime with no reason, and no notice at all.
So what do you think?
11-01-2005, 10:38 AM #2maurices5000Guest
I can't tell you more than you already know. I have a whole conversation on file with them. They REFUSE to GUARANTEE that if you follow all the Terms of Service, that they will not cancel or terminate your site. They can also terminate if for other frivolous reasons such as not maintaining an email account or not logging in within a six month period. Some of the usage of the terms "Cancel" and "Terminate" are ambiguous. I asked the person online and he said they were the same. When i stated that the usage of "cancel" sounded temporary and "terminate" sounded more permanent, he said they can be different. When i asked, "Then the terms or ambiguous," he closed the window. They try to dodge rather than affirm the fact that the consumers will have absolutely no rights.
I'm not sure and that is why i'm here. I have a few related questions. The benefits are that if you pay the $300 and they don't cancel your account, it will be only about $5.00/mo after just 5 years. With in 3 years it will be $8/mo. Time passes quickly, of course they could cancel it after that 3 or 5 year period once they got the money they want and claim consumers were given "reasonable" or "competitive" prices.
This is basically all i can say.
11-01-2005, 04:35 PM #3SSX HostGuest
I did talk about it to them a few times with different names/ proxys and they do leave when you ask them anything about it. They know its a scam, and they dont want us to know, there trying everything they can to hide it.
11-03-2005, 10:01 AM #4supportmatrixGuest
It seems to be something bad
11-03-2005, 03:45 PM #5SSX HostGuest
There site is down with a bunch of ASP errors.... hmmm..
11-03-2005, 04:51 PM #6SSX HostGuest
Its not on the front page of brinkster anymore! HAHAHAHAHA *cough* *cough* HAHAHAHAHAHA
11-06-2005, 02:44 PM #7bfrizzGuest
I would be leery of any "for life" claims. Webhosting is notorious for being a high-failure business. $300 up front is wuite a bit when you can get $5 a month hosting from companies that have been around for just as long (http://www.ez1web.com as an example).