Virtual6.net Ceases Operations for unforeseen reasons :)

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Our buddy, "VPS Flipper" Ashley Hawkridge has done it again.  Now he is closing  Virtual6.net:

We regret to inform you that due to unforseen legal circumstances, Virtual6 have ceased trading completely as of Tuesday the 14th of January.

Any payments made today (14th January 2014) will be refunded within the next 24 hours. Our hardware is paid for up until the 11th of February, we will leave everything online until the datacenter takes our servers down, no further payments will be required from you. Unfortunately our support system and public facing website will be disabled throughout this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and wish you all the best moving forward.

Best Regards, Virtual6.net
 
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dano

New Member
Amazing - only what, a couple of months, and already calling it quits on this brand? Let's hope that he will not be dropping his offers here or anywhere else for a very long time(till he grows up). 
 

concerto49

New Member
Verified Provider
I'm pretty sure it's the name/trademark - it sounds SO MUCH like quite a few other names of bigger brands.
 

kaniini

Beware the bunny-rabbit!
Verified Provider
Hmm. I wonder what happened. Legal reasons?
Yeah I agree here, "Legal reasons" seems kind of bogus for a company that is less than 2 months old.

I'm pretty sure it's the name/trademark - it sounds SO MUCH like quite a few other names of bigger brands.
In this case, he would likely just rebrand the operation and be done with it.  I doubt, seriously, that other companies would waste their time on litigation if he simply did that.  It's just not worth it to them over a kiddiehost.
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
there are plenty of jobs that don't involve sitting on your ass in front of a PC all day.
Alas a lot of people aren't willing to work manual labour.

I don't think there should be a ":)" on the post since I feel bad for the customers.

If anything his case just shows the problems that exist in the current LE market.

Francisco
 

JayCawb

New Member
I sit on my ass on a pc all day for 10 hours and get paid £4/hour. *cough* shitty apprenticeship wage *cough*
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
there are plenty of jobs that don't involve sitting on your ass in front of a PC all day.
I wouldn't say there are "plenty" of jobs available to Ash.  The UK unemployment rate for people in Ash's under 25 age group demographic is over 20%...about 3 1/2 times higher than the unemployment rate for those over 25. 

Yeah I agree here, "Legal reasons" seems kind of bogus for a company that is less than 2 months old.
Ash is a sole trader so technically there was a Virtual6 "business" but there never was a Virtual6 "company"  The legal entity was Ash.  It's entirely possible, and likely, that the legal entity's (i.e. Ash H.) "unforseen legal circumstances" are entirely unrelated to the Virtual6 business,
 
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SPINIKR-RO

New Member
Verified Provider
I called this and then people bashed me on LET for it... Oh hes a nice guy, oh this oh that.. what is this like 6 or 7 times now?

People need to learn to stop enabling this behavior.
 
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