So this post is inspired by the email I just got from a company called SmartHost (smarthost.net). I never used any host by that name or signed up for such an email list so I went to their website to see if I recognized them. Their about page sounded an awful lot like that of BurstNet and since I had some free time I did a quick business search and found that SmartHost is owned by Burstnet Technologies. This explains where they got my email address. They (SmartHost) claim to have been around since 1998 and the Pennsylvania DOS Database supports that they got registered in 2000. As mentioned, I've never heard of SmartHost and Google came up with no results for a company "operating" since 1998/2000. The Internet Archive explains this part of it when you see that since 2005, the only archives of their website is a cPanel Default Website page. Go back to 2004 or earlier and you see that smarthost.net was basically just a landing page/clone for BurstNet. In my estimation, this means that Burstnet (whoever/whatever entity currently owns it), or someone at some level of involvement is reviving a shell/sibling company of BurstNet's. Still registered/offices in Pennsylvania, this time the servers are in New Jersey (Los Angeles coming soon?). I don't know the full history of Burstnet beyond the past few years, so I don't know what the relation to SmartHost is/was, however it certainly seems that in one shape or another they are bringing this back to offer a pretty similar lineup of services. This whole thing very well could mean nothing to most people. I had some free time so I decided to see where the email ad took me. tl;dr: Burstnet back in business with shell/sibling company inactive since 2005 sending emails to the BurstNet email list.