WeLoveServers (VPS Hosting in 6 locations) - adds Orlando, FL & London, UK locations

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Oxide, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Oxide

    Oxide New Member

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    WeLoveServers is proud to announce that we have further expanded our global presence, with the addition of Orlando, FL and London, UK.

    We understand the need to have diversity and location variety as a global web hosting provider serving thousands of customers worldwide, and have been working behind the scenes for the past couple months to be able to bring forth these new location offerings.

    WeLoveServers is partnering with the DimeNOC datacenter in Orlando, Florida, just ~5ms to Miami! Our friends in South America and the east coast can enjoy premium connectivity on the tier 1 network.

    Our Maidstone, Kent UK location is all part of the greater London area, located in the CustodianDC with a 10G network composing of Level3 and London exchange peers.

    At this time, WeLoveServers offers VPS hosting in 6 markets:

    • Los Angeles, California
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Buffalo, New York
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Frankfurt, Germany
    • London, United Kingdom
    Orlando, FL:

    Test IP Address: 72.29.70.131
    Test File 128MB http://72.29.70.131/128mbfile.tgz

    Kent (London) UK:

    Test IP Address: 109.73.162.6
    Test File 128MB http://109.73.162.6/128mbfile.tgz

    We are extremely grateful to our customers for making such expansions possible. Your support is appreciated!
     
  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Congratulations on the expansion!
     
  3. Jade

    Jade NodeServ Verified Provider

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    Congratulations :)!
     
  4. Alto

    Alto New Member

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    Maidstone has never been, and never will be 'London'.


    Edit: it's not Greater London either.
     
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  5. ultimatehostings

    ultimatehostings New Member Verified Provider

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    Congratulations on the achievement!
     
  6. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Are you guys by chance related to IOFlood at all?

    Looking into this I see Gabe owns the .com version of your domain as well as has the IOFlood slogan, We Love Servers. (and email address of [email protected])... So was just wondering if you were related to them in anyway.

    I recall Gabe / Funkywizard on WHT being a very helpful dude on WHT.
     
  7. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Yup. Maidenhead is next to London, and Maidstone is quite outside.

    40 miles or 1 hour by car.

    But don' compare that to Buffalo - that is 370 miles away from New York City.
     
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  8. SeriesN

    SeriesN New Member Verified Provider

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    We love servers is a registered trademark my IOFlood if I recall correctly hence he owns the .com. I am more than 100% sure that they are not related.
     
  9. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Ah.. Well, in that case, I assume that may be an issue then?
     
  10. SeriesN

    SeriesN New Member Verified Provider

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    Gabe is a nice guy, otherwise, we would have seen something by now.
     
  11. Alto

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    To be fair, given that the is much smaller the UK is than the US, it's on a par with the NY/Buffalo issue.


    in terms of literal distance, 370 miles from London could get you to Wales comfortably, and just about to major cities in Scotland.
     
  12. Oxide

    Oxide New Member

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    No, it's not a registered trademark, and we are not affiliated with them. Thank you for your interest Nahian.
     
  13. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    296 Miles from Maidstone to Amsterdam in NL.
     
  14. DearLeaderJohn

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    So the USA is approximately 40 times larger than the UK in land area (3.794 million sq miles / 94058 sq miles) so we can use a scale factor of 40 when doing comparisons. Using this we can work out that the UK equivalent of Buffalo would be just over 9 miles from London. And that the US equivalent of the Kent DC would be around 1600 miles away from New York City so I'm not buying the whole "it's close enough to be classed as London" otherwise we could be allowed to say Buffalo could be classed as NYC easily.


    PS don't quote me on specific numbers it's 2AM and I'm half asleep :p
     
  15. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I am not the first person to stumble into thefunkywizard / Gabe with the clear attachment to the weloveservers.com domain name and even more evident use of email addresses and slogans related to this "brand".  Let me say, I am not saying Gabe is involved, but rather the unrelated weloveservers.net is a wholesale ripoff of sorts.

    The whois info bears this info:

    weloverservers.com  - Creation Date: 2012-02-09 19:50:52

    weloveservers.net - Creation Date: 23-nov-2012

    There we see Gabe, the owner of I/O Flood (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) registered the .com 9 months prior to this other company.

    A review of I/O Floods current website shows dead center above the navigation:

    We Love Servers.

    ( source: http://ioflood.com/index.php )

    The URL: http://we.love.servers.at.ioflood.com 

    That again is Gabe's brand and work.

    How about Gabe's signature on WHT:

    Now, this all could be an isolated weird coincidence or some novices unfamiliar with the industry.  Here's where I think all that goes out the window:

    WeLoveServers.net formerly was running as ThrustSites.com, a domain with no like name conflicts.  But somehow ThrustVPS took issue with the name "similarity"?!?!  That necessitated the change to WeLoveServers.net, a .net domain that wholesale rips off IO Flood, a company that is well known and well liked in the industry.

    So if this is to be believed, you fellows surely didn't learn about intellectual property during you first mis-attempt.

    I'd be half assed if I didn't point out that ThrustVPS is/was owned by none other than the infamous Rus Foster.

    Whois info spills out curious "links" to Foster still, until this day:

    Right, no info, kind of semi-anonymous.   Now after searching for a phone number match, up comes damnvps.com, with this identical and less anonymous info:

    If Foster was gone from Thrust, 2 years back like some claim (when he went to vps.net) you would think his details would be removed from the DNS.

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    I have my reservations about WeLoveServers.net and who and what is behind them.  The domain info points to ChicagoVPS and the name servers are sitting there on same subnet, 1 IP apart.  

    The datacenter locations are all the bottom of the barrel cheap locations.  CC + HostDime being two of the shadiest networks in the United States for many years.
     
  16. Oxide

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    To be fair, it's not a registered trademark. Example, I know of multiple hosting providers with the word "liquid" in them while LiquidWeb owns the trademark. I could go on and on with further examples. Yet our name is not even a registered trademark. Honestly, I can say that we mean no harm to anyone intentionally, we have a huge passion for servers just like everyone else here and figured it'd be a cool company name.

    We have alot of our US dedicated servers on RTO via ChicagoVPS that is correct, but we do not resell their VPS as we manage our own nodes. We have been indirectly using ColoCrossing for a while now as ChicagoVPS has racks with them, I have no major complaints or problems about their datacenters or network other than the lack of native IPv6 support which I've been told will be changing soon. I fully understand a lot of community hatred on this forum encompasses CC+CVPS, but I choose to not partake in them as what others say do not match our experience with them. My concern is the satisfaction of my customers, the ColoCrossing network and RTO deals with CVPS allows me to provide that and offer competitive pricing. The service works well with no complaints and we received a fair RTO deal on dedis. Our customers are happy and we are happy. :)

    I'm not sure why you would say HostDime operates a shady network, they run a tight ship and have a well organized facility .. They also have native IPv6 support (woohoo) and WeLoveServers customers hosted in Orlando can request it immediately.
     
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  17. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    There is no hate, stop saying that if you get some head wind, Look at the reviews of CC based hosts - e.g. my reviews of BuyVM or BlueVM.

    A lot of people here do have the feeling that a "new to the forum" host, which tries to hide something, might be suspicious. And if you add CC/CVPS to that mix you might find some people that like to expose things in a ... harsh way.

    Just a grown caution for hosters that offer certain locations. Shiny hosters ended up as resellers or shell companies.

    If you own your own hardware and routers - so you just depend on your dc giving you power and upstreams - it is a good start.
     
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  18. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Thanks @Oxide.

    The problem with the weloveservers brand is that issue with your last brand.  Neither company name and the offended parties had any "official" government trademark registration.  Most folks aren't spending money with legal to that degree.

    Yes, cool name, all claims aside.

    Little issue under law, at least within the United States is that trademarks do not require registration and government issuance of control/rights over such.

    You are in the very same industry as the should-be-offended party.  That party (IOFlood) is well established and known to use the We Love Servers slogan for a period of time exceeding your existence.  Plus that issue where the .com domain is owned by IOFlood and was prior to your name switch.

    None of this should be news.   There were comments I believe on LEB about this in the past.  Good defense in case of legal threat?

    As for the CVPS + CC stuff, blah.  Only reason why I even mentioned it was to save someone else from needing to point it out later.     Glad they are doing right by you.    IPV6 :)  Yeah, maybe they'll have that by the time we need the next generation IP schema.  Don't hold your breath too long ;)

    HostDime, yes +1 for IPV6 natively.  Good operation, ho hum.  Let's just say many years of buying and watching say otherwise.  Are they getting better down there? Sure, but who isn't?
     
  19. AnthonySmith

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    Congratulations on the expansion.

    As for the usual conspiracy theories, go sniff some grass and take in some air.
     
  20. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Yeah WELOVESERVERS means no harm and doesn't recognize prior use of the We Love Server slogan...

    So true that they went and did this:


    Trademark Info





    Mark:

    86423645.jpg

    Word Mark:


    WELOVESERVERS


    Serial Number:

    86423645

    Registration Number:

    Pending

    Filing Date:

    October 14, 2014

    Goods and Services:

    042. Hosting of digital content on the internet; hosting of web sites
     

    International Class(es):

    042

    Current Filing Basis:

    1(a)

    Original Filing Basis:

    1(a)

    Type of Mark:

    Service mark

    Law Office Assigned:

     

    Register:

    Principal

    Current Location:

    NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING

    Current Status:

    NEW APPLICATION - RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER

    Date of Status:

    October 21, 2014

    Mark Drawing Code:

    4000

    Live/Dead Indicator:

    LIVE



    Goods/Services Classification





    International Class #

    Information

    042

    Status: Active
    First Use Anywhere: 20120000
    First Use in Commerce: 20120000



    Additional Info





    Pseudo Mark:

    WE LOVE SERVERS



    Owner





    Owner:

    West, Jason Michael
    11 Netley Close
    Poole, Dorset BH153NW
    GB

    Legal Entity Type:

    Individual



    Correspondent/Attorney





    Correspondent / Attorney:

    JOSHUA M. GERBEN, ESQ.
    GERBEN LAW FIRM, PLLC
    1050 CONNECTICUT AVE NW FL 10
    WASHINGTON, DC 20036-5334
     
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