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To my surprise, I notice a email in my inbox today from none other than a "Gregory Clark" of Colocrossing threatening to sue vpsBoard for 'libel' in regards to a user made review of one of their companies, HudsonValleyHost. As you can imagine, this came as a bit of shock to me as vpsBoard itself does not publish reviews and instead is simply a platform and outlet for end users to publish their experiences with companies if they do wish to do so. Furthermore the letter was addressed to me personally, as the owner of vpsBoard, accusing myself personally of libel instead of requesting information about the end-user who supposedly committed the libel. The thread in question that they don't want you to see was published in 2014 which can be read in full detail here: As always, vpsBoard has been an open platform in which users can share their experience and providers can, and are encouraged, to respond and share their side of the story as well. There have been many examples of complaints and issues being resolved using this platform and their failure to engage or resolve the issue with the end user who wrote the review is on them, not me. They make the claim that I allow this knowing it to be 'factually untrue'. This is indeed false. Based on a wide selection of reviews made on this company and others under the parent company's control during this time period, on vpsBoard and other similar sites, it would not be unreasonable to believe that the words written are true. The burden of proving the readers that the review is factual, exaggerated, or completely false is not on me. The timeline of events are known only by those who had direct experience with the situation outlined in the above thread which would be the original poster and any number of staff that worked for ColoCrossing or Hudson Valley Host at the time. I wonder if iNet / WebHostingTalk was served the same letter for the same thread made there, which can be read in full here: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1342625 This is a thread that WebHostingTalk temporarily "Featured", and interestingly enough the same thread was made on LowEndTalk itself right here: https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/20550/colocrossing-hudson-valley-host-where-is-my-refund/p1 and as you'll see, it's still up. So this poses the question, why is Colocrossing picking on vpsBoard? Was it a funny game for them to send me a threatening legal letter on my birthday? (The letter was drafted on the 24th, original email that I overlooked was sent on the 25th) What are their true intentions? And here I was, thinking that the hatchet had been buried after years of petty little back and forths.
drmike posted a topic in General TalkIt's official, ColoCrossing just made an offer for lowend / low priced VPS packages. This move puts ColoCrossing directly in competition with the slews of VPS companies that rent dedicated servers from CC for selling VPS offers. The offer is via the Hudson Valley Host brand, which last week was forced to admit to being a CC owned front as far back as to mid 2013. Offer here: http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/21201/hvh-99-off-1st-mo-on-all-unmanaged-vps-plans-let-special-50gb-hdd-2gb-ram-2tb-bw-1-ip-7-mo Don't worry, there is another direct CC house brand (i.e. the parent incorporated entity) with a recently spruced website that prominently features none other than VPS packages on the homepage.
love4cars4234 posted a topic in General TalkHello vpsboard! I have been told at least by 3 people to join this forum so thought I would make my 1st post here. Before I go on, I am sorry if you have already seen my threads in other places. That is why I wasn't even going to start this post as I am sure some of you guys are tired of reading about it by now. However, I have been told that LET belongs to ColoCrossing hence my thread could be closed or removed at any given time by Jon. And supposedly, complaint threads regarding Hudson Valley Host and ColoCrossing on webhostingtalk forum also dissappear "mysteriously". So thought I would leave trace here with my situation so if those 2 threads do get removed or closed down, hopefully future potential customers would see this and decide if they want to go with them or not. In short, I would like to summarize as short as possible (although what they've done to me over course of 3 weeks is endless): 1) I ordered & paid for 2 dedicated servers on 1/3/2014 to Ernie from Hudson Valley Host (HVH). He promised me they would be delivered within 1 week. End result? Ernie delivers the 1st server after 2 weeks with wrong configuration in which he failed to fix, quite often blaming on his "upstream" aka ColoCrossing. Started to ask for refund, Ernie said okay. Then later started to claim he never promised for such and began ignoring me. Out of no where, Mike from ColoCrossing contacts me treating me like a piece of meat. 2) 2nd server was delivered after 3 weeks of me paying the invoice. This was a surprsie for me as Ernie already knew I didn't want this server any longer due to delayed wait time. 3) After posting threads on forums, Jon from ColoCrossing offers me 1 month for free ... then 2 months for free. I declined asking for a refund. After doing so, he posts on LET that he questions my "legitimacy" because I did not act as a freebie loader. 3) Ernie has called me names such as "fraud" after me asking for a refund numerous times on skype. Not only that, Jon decided to attack me personally by stating lies about me on LET. So I uploaded bunch of screenshots on that forum to ensure people that I am not a liar that Jon is trying to make me out to be. I have no idea why Jon is doing this, as he has same access to the ticketing system on HVH as me. He sees the same things I see. This baffles me. 4) Illegal activities partake between HVH & CC - I have purchased and paid for HVH dedicated servers. I ONLY agreed to be HVH's customer through Ernie. However, as I opened up threads, people have pointed out that I have paid to ColoCrossing. Honestly, I am new to these companies so I thought ColoCrossing was just another business name for HVH. Anyways, the point is - I found out later that HVH has been exchanging my personal information such as my name, address, credit card information with CC without my consent. I am pretty pissed about this, these are sensitive information. Neither on HVH or CC's TOS explain any of this information. Not only that, HVH's address or owner's name is no where to be seen on the website itself. Okay I am done for now. Getting longer than intentioned once again. I hope you can understand there's no way I can cut this story short, as I need to explain what exactly they have done to make sure I am not being 1 sided here. Anyways, I will be back later. Thanks guys.