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Old 08-10-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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A friend of mine just got screwed by AIT.com... It seems when he cancelled his service with them back in January 2005, they billed his Amex for $3000 of overage charges...

The guy has max 60 meg of space used by his website files... And since I've been maintaining his site since January, he hasnt had anything close to being overly bandwidth hungry...

Anyhoo, he fought the charges, and they are still harrassing him... He had his lawyer send a letter which got ignored, but now they grabbed his domain name and locked it up (not quite sure how that happened as I wasnt in charge of his domain name...) using it to extort payment...

I went looking for any info on this company and found the website http://www.AITSucks.com which tells LOTS of similar horror stories and class action suits being launched...

So, just a warning that they are a bad, bad webhosting company...
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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That's a shame, what a horrible company! Thanks for the warning.
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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I won't recount my experience with them, which is too painful and costly to contemplate; I've moved on. But I can confirm the warning. Scamsville. Don't go near. Moving service away should be accompanied by cancelling and replacing the CC# you've used with them. Fortunately I knew never to use the same company for hosting as you use for domain registration; it gives that company too much power in the event of a dispute.

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Old 08-11-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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Fortunately I knew never to use the same company for hosting as you use for domain registration; it gives that company too much power in the event of a dispute.
I wish I had realized that little bit of common sense info a few months ago...

The AITsucks websites mention that they scoff at people who threaten to sue because they'd end up paying more money with lawyers then they lost... Or if they wanted to fight a small claims suit, they would have to go to North Carolina to file it...

Wonder how they'll react to national negative exposure on one of the investigative news shows that my friend has connections with...

I kinda hope they dont give my friend back the name, and get "investigated"... This will pay AIT back for doing this to all the people like JJS and everyone on the AITSucks board who got screwed and couldn't do anything to these thieves...
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AIT does suck. I like the mom and pop types where you get the dude that is some linux god who will talk to you. Although I have 5 domains with ixwebhosting who have been great if you need a replacement.
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