Too hot to handle?
Web-hosting outfit Hotchilli has told punters the best way it can continue to serve their needs is by, er, shutting up shop. The London-based biz penned a note to customers to warn them that services will be terminated from next month. In the letter, seen by The Register, services director Stephen Rees said: At Hotchilli, we …
Quite aside from Muphrys Law, if you want to argue about words, it's probably a good idea to have a larger than average vocabulary, or you will end up making an arse of yourself.
"Shutter" is a perfectly good, if lesser used verb, and serves to encapsulate the act of drawing shutters across a window or opening as distinct from the act of shutting a door.
As a rule, IT bods are not the best people to critique language ... along with sales and marketing bods.
As a rule, IT bods are not the best people to critique language
Oh I dunno. I have a pretty good grasp of the English language (1980's-era English teaching notwithstanding).
And I would never have used the phrase "we have always strived" - the past tense of "to strive" is "striven".
My guess is that they've been preparing for bankruptcy, but hoping against hope that somehow they wouldn't have to.
I'm guessing they are admitting that their hope was unrealistic, that they knew or should have known that it was unrealistic, and are apologising for not just laying everything out on the table right away.
I too was also on ADSL4Less, paid £14.99/month from around 2005 until present. Sad that they are closing down as it was cheap. Now signed up to Freeola on a 2nd house line so I can switch the office number to VoIP without losing the internet.
I'm on a Market A cabinet which means that there's no fibre and limited choices. All ISPs offer the world until I put in my details and suddenly there's no deals or the price doubles.
But seriously, does anyone have any advice on how to retrieve a domain from a dead ISP? Hotchilli have disappeared, no website , no phones no one answering email. Dead.
usually they'd need to authorise the transfer, but if they no longer exist, how can they?
That means my domain (and email address) will go *phut* in a month.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019