Before you decide to use this hosting company read the emails below.
Avoid at all costs
The second point is that if you have anything controversial on your web pages they will shut you down in the blink of a eyelid, no reasons given, no information given, no refunds and if you pay them £10 under the Freedom of Information Acts that won't help either.

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From: thomas.smith@defamation.org.uk

Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 5:57 PM
To: brianrgray@msn.com
Subject: Re: Hosting for SolicitorsFromHell.com

Hi
See email below.
Can you confirm one.com are happy to host websites complaining about Solicitors?
Thanks

Tom
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On Fri 08/04/11 16:53 , thomas.smith@defamation.org.uk sent:

Hi

I note that your website remains live despite Solicitors being the target, who undoubtedly make all sorts of legal threats. I believe you host with one.com, can you confirm because I need to find an understanding webhost.

I had some content posted about my own crap solicitor (and his barrister) on defamation.org.uk

My current hosts (Fasthost.co.uk) told me they had received a Solicitors letter allegeing defamation which was againts their T&C's and asked (nicely) for the website to be suspended, or they threatened to manually suspend it.

I thought it best to comply to show good faith.

As a reseller of their hosting services I do not want to get into a protracted debate on the issue when I can just move the hosting for that one domain elsewhere.

Thanks

Tom

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On Mon 11/04/11 23:11

Subject: Re: Hosting for SolicitorsFromHell.com
From brianrgray@msn.com sent:

To; thomas.smith@defamation.org.uk

Hi Tom
My first hosting company was 1&1 Internet Ltd, around May/June 2004, Thos Boyd Whyte Solicitors and Richard Hegarty & Co (Dickie the Chair), Chair of the Law Society's Compliance Board put pressure on them to close me down which they managed to do for five days. A Per Karschowski at 1&1 sent me email and suggests I use Fasthost, I believe he said it was one of their parent companies, which I did and all went well.

In February 2009 Rick Kordowski named two Solicitors on his website of Gregsons of Liverpool and they complained to Fasthost that I had defamatory content on my website about them. In the first instance Fasthost wouldn't tell me who had made the complaint and then made me pay £10 under the Freedom of Information Acts and then still refused to give me the information or refund my £10 nor the 18 months of hosting I had left to run. See: -
.../fasthost.htm - .../fasthost1.htm - .../fasthost2.htm - .../fasthost3.htm - .../fasthost4.htm
Also: -
http://www.solicitorsfromhell.com/gregsons-solicitor-ian-wright.htm
http://www.solicitorsfromhell.com/gregsons-solicitor-michael-stevenson.htm
http://www.solicitorsfromhell.com/gregsons-solicitor-michael-stevenson.htm#greg
For more info.

One.com is a Dutch based company and you should have no problem with them not only that they are real cheap.
i.e. first year including Domain name for 3,000mb of space (I only use 60mb) around £11 then about £20 a year including Domain annual fee. http://www.one.com/en/

Regards

Brian Gray

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Received
From: thomas.smith@defamation.org.uk

Sent: Monday, April 12, 2011 8:00 AM
To: brianrgray@msn.com
Subject: Re: Hosting for SolicitorsFromHell.com

Thanks Brian

I appreciate the help and info - fasthosts have done the same to me insofar as they won't state who has made a complaint but insisted the site be taken down.

I'll give one.com a go and let you know how I got on.

Cheers,

Tom

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