Doteasy

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Doteasy Technology Inc. (Doteasy) is a privately held web hosting service and domain name registration provider based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Doteasy is the sister company of In2Net Network. Doteasy began hosting customers’ websites in May 2000 and currently provides services for over 160,000 website owners.

History[edit]

Doteasy started in 2000, at the time when banner-free free domain-based business web hosting was non-existent.[1] Doteasy’s business model was based on the sale of domain name registrations and the bundling of professional banner-free web hosting and email services with domain name registration – for a single price.[2]

However, during the years up to and including 2013, reviews of Doteasy have been almost invariably negative. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

In 2014, Doteasy eliminated their free hosting service. A monthly service charge is now imposed.

Services and Support[edit]

In common with many other domain registrars, Doteasy offers website hosting services.[10][11] on Windows and Linux platforms.

Community Events[edit]

Doteasy joined the province-wide British Columbia’s 150th anniversary celebration by sponsoring the WeLoveBC.ca photo contest in August 2008.[12]

Doteasy participated in the ORBIS fundraising events at the Vancouver International Airport in both 2010[13] and 2011.[14] In 2011, Doteasy was awarded as the Top Team Fundraiser.[15]

Controversies[edit]

Doteasy was put under the spotlight during the hostage incident at the Washington headquarters of the Discovery Channel – gunman James Lee’s domain, Savetheplanetprotest.com was registered and hosted by Doteasy.com.[16][17] Staff at Doteasy.com were interviewed by authorities and the media.[18]

After the event, Doteasy released a statement their official blog on September 3, 2010 regarding private domain registration and service discontinuation.[19]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Internet Business Profile by BizShark. BizShark.com. 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2010.[1]
  2. ^ Doteasy.com - Cheap Domains + Free Hosting Offer | AusBusiness Review. AusBusiness Review. Last Updated in 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010.[2]
  3. ^ Doteasy Review - VistaInter. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[3]
  4. ^ ThinkMoult - Reviews of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[4]
  5. ^ Doteasy.com Sucks BlogSpot - Review of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[5]
  6. ^ Web-hosting-top.com Reviews of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[6]
  7. ^ Jeremy Lawson- Review of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[7]
  8. ^ 000Web-host.com Reviews of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[8]
  9. ^ Site Jabber Reviews of Doteasy. Retrieved December 26, 2013.[9]
  10. ^ Williams, Thomas Andrew. (2004). Get Paid to Write. p 127. Retrieved October 20, 2010.[10]
  11. ^ Gordon, Steve. (2005). The Future of the Music Business. p 135. Retrieved October 20, 2010. [11]
  12. ^ WeLoveBC.ca Contest Prize. WeLoveBC.ca. 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2010.[12]
  13. ^ ORBIS - ORBIS Pull For Sight 2010 - Vancouver. ORBIS. 2010. Archived
  14. ^ [13]
  15. ^ ORBIS Canada . 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011
  16. ^ Discovery Channel Gunman Had Burnaby Mailbox. 24 Hours Vancouver. September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010.[14]
  17. ^ Police Shoot James Lee Dead, Three Hostages Released at Discovery Headquarters. The Province. September 1, 2010. Archived.[15]
  18. ^ Discovery Channel Hostage Crisis Ends: Gunman Shot, Three Hostages Safe. The Vancouver Sun. September 1, 2010. Archived.[16]
  19. ^ Reflection on Current Events. Doteasy Technology Inc. September 3, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010.