Did Root Level Technology just acquire another company?

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by drmike, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    That stealthy little company down in Planet Texas, Root Level Technology, just acquired another company.  Well, at least they acquired a company that no one has outed yet (that's the process with them --- hide and seek).  Someone tell them I want my prize.

    This time is looks to be envioushost.com, a minecraft host, who also offers Cpanel hosting and has recent interest in VPS offers via their subvm.com brand.

    What's the proof?  Hosting of the DNS on rootleveltech.com's nameservers.  All other records are RootLevel house brands.

    http://myip.ms/view/dns/636949/ns8.rootleveltech.com

    So, who else is receiving purchase offers from Randall and company?

    @MannDude, Isn't this that RLT or RTL company you said tried to buy vpsBoard?

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    About Root Level Technology LLC

    Root Level Technology, LLC is a Houston based parent company. Originally working as a successful software development and payment processing company, Started by President and CEO, Eric Sengbusch.

    Currently the growth is powered by acquiring new companies in the range of $40,000-$1,000,000. These acquisition efforts are headed by the Vice President of Business Development - Randal Burns. Randal also focuses on several operation aspects such as infrastructure, data center relations, and future services.

    Root Level Technology, Being the parent company of over 15 popular hosting, gaming, and web development brands, has more than 45,000 customers in 42 countries worldwide. Supporting those customers is always a priority of Root Level Technology. Heading these efforts is the Vice President of Support - Jason Kaminsky.

    Root Level Technology is involved in several software and web development projects.
     
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  2. XFS_Duke

    XFS_Duke XFuse Solutions, LLC Verified Provider

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    We received one from someone claiming to be from RootLevelTech and I called them, they claimed nobody sent the offer... 30 minutes later another one came from someone else from RLT... lol.. I told them to get lost..
     
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  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Root Level didn't offer you a free flight to sweaty Houston, Texas?

    Quit being such a hard sell @XFS_Duke.  Playing hard to get ;)
     
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  4. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Yup. Turned it down too, btw. Was a decent chunk of change but this ain't LET!
     
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  5. texteditor

    texteditor Premium Buffalo-based Hosting

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    Now I'm curious as to how much our posting is worth
     
  6. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Posts, they aren't per se worth anything. 

    It's the random traffic, eyeballs that such buyers are interested in.  Audience to spam their wares.  Or to at least reduce their advertising costs with.

    That's why if you care about your users/members and the community you don't sell out to folks with money and no other interest in the community.  You know, just like the Colocrossing fiasco with Lowendtalk / Lowendbox.
     
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  7. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Another company that Root Level hasn't announced in public on their website is....

    DRUMROLL

    Voicenet.com, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, company.  That deal in January of 2013.   Voicenet  sold web hosting, email hosting and related service to HostAndStore.com, a Root Level Technology company.

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    The DNS MX record for voicenet.com points to --> 

    Non-authoritative answer:
    voicenet.com mail exchanger = 10 serv4.rootleveltech.com.
     
  8. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Wasn't asked to sign anything or keep it secret, so $20K + 30% recurring ad-revenue. Original offer was $15K / 25% recurring ad-revenue. Turned them down.

    Ads aren't even implemented yet, but will be by this weekend. All spots were reserved in 24 hours, and the majority of the revenue is being reinvested back into the site. Got some cool contests coming up and good prizes. I'm giving back to the community and not selling out.
     
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  9. peterw

    peterw New Member

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    Good to see that not everything is buyable.
     
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  10. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    I'm quite sure if a quick exit was needed by Curtis, the rest of us would stump up the cash to ensure it stayed within the communities hands and not with that crowd.
     
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  11. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I'll gladly pitch in money to make sure this site always stays independent.

    If I recall correctly, wasn't Webhostingtalk started as a community forum until some hosting company bought it?  Luckily WHT isn't owned by a hosting company any longer.

    And, of course we know how Jon Biloh SCREWED all the members of lowendtalk and lowendbox with his covert purchase of the site.  Hopefully, Colocrossing/Velocity sells LET/LEB so this conflict and temptation of being the owner of said sites goes away.

    No, we aren't repeating the lessons of those other two sites.
     
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  12. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    I guess VPSBoard will become "Valve Private Server Board".

    Yeaah?
     
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  13. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Valve Private Server Board?  Me no follow the reference @GIANT_CRAB
     
  14. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    EA and several other companies tried to acquire Valve.

    However, Valve insisted on being an independent publisher and developer, rejecting the large sum of money offered by EA.
     
  15. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Mucho gracias Mr. Giant Crab!

    Valve has done pretty well compared its suitors, hasn't it?
     
  16. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Now if only they'd release a new game now and then >_>
     
  17. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    Post #16.

    3 < 16. HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED.

    l4d3.ru
     
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  18. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

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    Indeed. Best not to let greedy peeps take over.