Choose Your Web Provider Carefully...

By Brian | July, 19, 2010

In an interesting, conspiracy generating event, Blogetery.com a blogging platform shut down on July 9th. A week before Ipbfree.com went down as well. When reached for comment both companies said they can't say why they are closed, but they aren't coming back. This leaves many companies without their blog or message board and without notice or time to extract any of their content from the sites before they were closed...

Rumors have run rampant from government conspiracies to shut them down, terrorist plots, child pornography, and the list goes on as to the reason for the services shutting down. Time may reveal the details or we may never know what really happened. There is even a question as to whether the server hardware was in the US or the UK, which would dramatically change jurisdiction over the services.

This should make every company and organization think twice about where their Web site, e-mail, blog, discussion board, etc. is hosted. Is your provider operating above board? Or could they be at risk for a similar out of nowhere shut down?

Thoughts? Let me know...

Brian

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