Fasthosts bottle under pressure of lawyers letter

Fasthosts, that bastion of the web hosting industry and pillar of the Gloucestershire community has pulled the plug on a web server hosting several important (and some less important) political blogs, including that of Boris Johnson. They say its because accusations made by Craig Murray and Tim Ireland at bloggerheads defamed a certain controvertial Russian, and mention a lawyers letter.

“In this case, we examined a website for potentially defamatory material and communicated to the customer that they had indeed breached the terms and conditions for Fasthosts Internet hosting.”

Would someone please pull the plug on this pathetic institution?

More on Fasthosts at the Register.

Links and quotes added 22/09/2007.

17 comments:

  1. The Fourth Place » Fasthosts apparently edited Murrays site (Pingback), 22. September 2007, 18:32
     

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  6. Bob Piper (Trackback), 23. September 2007, 16:22
     

    Thanks everyone…

    Well, I’m back! At the moment it would appear Boris, Tim, Craig and Clive are still down, but I know Clive has been working like a trooper since Thursday to back up all the blog files and move them to……

     
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  14. Bob Piper (Trackback), 28. September 2007, 9:07
     

    An updated list……

    The list of bloggers highlighting the behaviour of Usmanov, Schillings and Fasthosts now stands at over 300. Justin points out that some people are apologising for coming late to the party on this one – well don’t. As he says,……

     
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  17. Liam, 25. June 2008, 17:19

    Choosing them as a hots, must have been because no one else would do it.

    They are really bad at everything and do not care whether they keep their single site customers or resellers, trapped with them, with 100’s of sites

    Do not use them, you will only regret it

    More hassle and stress than they are worth, at any price

     

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