NinjaHawk Purchased By One of the Giants* of the VPS Industry

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by DomainBop, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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    *thread title is obvious sarcasm...TMZ's owner claimed on WHT earlier this year that they had higher revenues than KnownHost.

    edited to add:

    TMZ's locations are Los Angeles and London so everyone in Ninja's's locations in NYC, Dallas, and Tempe can look forward to a migration (this comes right after the UK location was closed).
     
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  2. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Ah TMZ, a graduate of the Adam school of business.

    The reason they get good reviews is because they paid for good reviews.

    Every time a bad review would hit WHT, 2 - 3 good ones would show up within 72 hours.

    It wasn't just a 'sometimes' thing, it was clock work and was pointed out by more than just myself.

    This little fad went on for the better part of a year with TMZ claiming we were all just haters.

    Francisco
     
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  3. SkylarM

    SkylarM Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    I seem to remember a LOT of drama with these guys, a lot of it in the Premium section on WHT. A bunch of the reviews are the wife of the owner iirc?
     
  4. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    There was proof that some were family members and such (wife, etc), not sure how many or if any were on WHT or just other sites.

    They left hostdime but never explained why. I'm all for HD eating dick but still makes me wonder what went on.

    Francisco
     
  5. sundaymouse

    sundaymouse New Member

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    My only impression about tmzVPS is their bombing emails to clients.
     
  6. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    For some reason, somebody on WHT decided to unload on me with a huge rant about TMZ out of the blue. They had links to tons of PasteBin documents with proof that the reviews were either by staff or paid for and even included links to Facebook profiles linking the reviews to staff. Like now, I didn't care about TMZ at all so I told them to contact the WHT staff with that information but I'm not sure if they did. I wish I kept the PM now but at the time I was pissed about something unrelated and this unwelcome PM got deleted just as quickly as it came in.

    All of that being said, I'm a bit disappointed that NinjaHawk died like this. They were one of the few hosts from LET that I had high hopes for and reminded me a lot of how SD grew. Oh well.
     
  7. shovenose

    shovenose New Member Verified Provider

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    Well, I'm sure the company was fine, but the owner was pretty arrogant. Very similar impression I get from the guy who owns TMZ. A match made in heaven :)
     
  8. Hxxx

    Hxxx Active Member

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    Bad experience with HD? I would like to know a little about that ^ ^ Care to share? XD
     
  9. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    tl;dr - they owe use 600$ from years back, and have no intent of paying up.
     
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  10. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    As the horse said:

    We used them many many moons ago. They sold us a dual proc XEON for a good deal (was like $99/month because it was via a friend that worked there). All was fine. Network was good for the most part and their staff handled things well.

    ... 3 months into it they decided they didn't want to honour the deal anymore and not only retroactively bumped our price and threw a $600 bill on our account, they rate limited the box to 1mbit/sec, making it impossible to pull our data and go.

    Manny then calls me and says 'Hey man its just business, I hope this doesnt soil any future dealings with us....'. Sagonet was really good to us

    and cut us a deal on a new box and even did setup on the weekend to get our data moving.

    Earlier last year Manny messaged me and said he would "right any wrong doings" but of course, he went silent.

    One of their techs, Paul, offered me " a few months free hosting " in exchange for dropping the hate I throw their way every couple months.

    If you want to ear a novel of stories you should get Kris in here. He has a mountain of them.

    EDIT - I should clarify "us". At the time this happened, the only project I personally ran was a decently popular IRC network (5k - 6k users at peak).

    We hosted a lot of the community sites as well. This wasn't done with Frantech or BuyVM, only I personally.

    Francisco
     
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  11. Hxxx

    Hxxx Active Member

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    @Francisco That's probably the most interesting post in the whole day. 
     
  12. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Didn't we catch them posting fake pictures of their office on wht? This is too bad. Ninjahawk is a solid company, or was aleast when seriesN was running the show. I know him personally and know he has real life brick and mortar business he runs so I hope this is due to the ongoing success of that store.

    EDIT: Yikes. Reviewing some conversational history over the past couple years involving TMZ I can see there was a lot of questionable things. Everything from fake reviews written by his wife, and overall public exaggeration to try to appear to larger than they are, and of course this questionable check they claim a client pays them each month: http://screencast.com/t/YQXv1SAlFMh that they posted publicly.

    NinjaHawk was a sollid brand, I had a VPS with them for quite some time and although I recently canceled it wasn't performance related. (Just didn't need it anymore) I hope that quality stays the same and the TMZ connection isn't going to kill it.
     
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  13. Mun

    Mun Never Forget

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    Ill be quite annoyed if they dont have IPv6 on there network, to the point Ill be asking for my 12 year plan refunded because I wont have the things I need. Also there client portal is down.

    Mun
     
  14. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

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    Probably can find some "interesting" crap on TMZ Hosting and Daniel on Digital Point. I'd dig stuff up for you, but I'm a bit tired atm being that it's almost 4:30 AM.
     
  15. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    If you're a WHT prem member just have a browse through the last years posts in the premium section and you'll find out everything you need to know.

    Yes, his wife was posting reviews. Yes, they were paying people to write reviews (a lot of them from fiverr - they were coached and given IP addresses to provide the mods when challenged..!) As others have also said, they have come up with fake cheques and documents to try and seem bigger than they are.

    Also, in case anyone hadn't noticed, Daniel is a narcissist and most likely borderline psychopath.
     
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  16. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    So why aren't they banned?

    Francisco
     
  17. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    No idea - I've long had suspicions that some kind of financial back handers are going on. I mean, lets face it, you and I both know some of the really dodgy shit that's gone on with TMZ (and all the historical stuff... ). The fact they're still around on WHT while others aren't indicates there must be something going on.
     
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  18. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

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    He was banned for a while, but somehow he got unbanned.He's been shady since the beginning.
     
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  19. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    He claimed the ban was a 'misunderstanding with the admins' or something likely due to an older shilling he personally did.

    You could always find him showing up, sig and all, in threads about knownhost/etc.

    Francisco
     
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