ABOUT THE OWNERPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Sat, March 02, 2019 01:10:15PAID WITH CHOCOLATE
Remember when I first published my blog I said that this one photographer that took advantage of me by blackmailing me that in order to get paid for the websites I developed for him I had to babysit his photographic studio for free, well I thought I would teach him a lesson and persuade one of his high paying clients to come to me.
At first for the last two years it worked fine as I said I would do the work for free with upto 3 revisions. I won't say what the project was about or name anyone but two years on this client at first would give me small monetary gifts. However recently as he is obssessed with his project he has changed from giving me monetary gifts to paying me with chocolate. Don't get me wrong I do love chocolate, but week in and week out he just pays me with chocolate. which is a bit much.
So today I gave him the shock of his life when I produced a quote for a similar project and showed him how much he has saved as I had undercut other service providers of which this photographer would have charged him without a doubt.
So today after I showed him the quote I had made for another client, he went quiet and I think it sunk in that he has taken advantage of me too.
It will be interesting to see if he continues to pay me with chocolate and if it comes to it I will have to call it a day.
Some people get paid with money, gold or bitcoins whilst I get paid with chocolate.
I might as well put a sign on my website that I accept chocolate too.......just joking, I prefer money or gold any day.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Tue, February 26, 2019 23:35:39New Book Coming Soon!'Domain Power'
Its bigger and better than my first edition. It covers everything one needs to know about branding a business and running it. No stone will be left unturned.
Here's a little teaser of the front cover:
I'm still deciding on the final title 'Domain Power' or Power Domain' if any one has any suggestions, please feel free to drop me a line.Book Predicted launch end of March this year 2019!
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Tue, February 26, 2019 23:20:31I am pleased to say I have sold the following domains in a foreign language. The words mean law firm / locality. If I can sell in a foreign language I can sell in any language providing I know the lingo to start a converstion that is.
FOREIGN DOMAINS SOLDWWW.KANCELARIAPRZEWORSK.COM
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Mon, February 11, 2019 23:46:06
Hi Guys and Gals,
Just thought of checking in.
Whats happened since the New Year......
We have sold one five word domain name www.thegoldandsilvercompany.com its still pointing to my landing page but we have been paid so it's Godaddys problem now.
We have built a few websites since the 1st January 2019:
and a Polish website for a Solicitor:
I'm thinking of taking on the Polish Market and broaden my horizons as they say.
I have noticed that a lot of businesses in Poland do not have websites but then again they are a few years behind us with technology. the ones that do do not have cookie banners and no GDPR Policies.
Technology is for the people that can afford it and phones like the latest iPhones are just a dream to some people as they cost 1000's in their own currency. I should know I have been to Poland several times and my last visit was in January of this year as I had to go there on business. The times before was to the outback and not every household has internet and if they do the signal is really bad. The same goes for mobile signal if your in a town then fair enough you will get a reasonable signal but the moment you go to the villages you won't get a signal if your life depended on it.
Anyway will check in again when i have some more news.
WEBSITES AND APPSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Thu, January 24, 2019 12:54:56www.ONE.com
My Battle with one.com continues read my review on trustpilot.....https://uk.trustpilot.com/reviews/5c49b00797afa10bf0719da0
WEBSITES AND APPSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Thu, January 17, 2019 13:36:30www.one.com
the saga continues.
Prior to my incident in December (please read my last two posts on this company)
I quoted some clients the prices for the hosting of websites via one.com they were cheaper than any other website hosting provider. But since December when 3 of my websites went down they have done everything in their power to avoid compensating me or resolving the issue I haqve with them.
They are not easy to find or contact other than via chat or email, so I have done some investigative work and here is their head office address:One.com Head Office.
Their telephone number is +44 (0) 203 6300141 choose option 2 if you want to speak to someone.
One.com is registered to a company called www.joker.com
CSL Computer Service Langenbach GmbH
Tel: +49 (0)211 86767-0
Fax: +49 (0)211 86767-10
Hotline: +49 (0)211 86767-67
Now according to Techcrunch.com One.com have been apparantly sold to Cinven, the post was made 4 weeks ago but I actually had communication from one of the Partners's of Cinven and they confirmed they had not bought it and that was about two weeks ago. So the plot thinkens.
If anyone has had problems with one.com please do not hesitate to contact me.
You can read the full article on Cinven and One.com via techcrunch website:https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/20/cinven-acquires-one-com-one-of-europes-biggest-hosting-providers-with-1-5m-customers/
We will keep you updated of how things progress but as it stands they corrupted 3 websites over the Christmas period and even admitted that it was their fault by saying there was a bug in their system. They now have gone cold on me,
when I gave them the riot act and said under the 'Consumer Act 2015' they have breached their terms and conditions and offered a sub - standard service. I personally spent over 14 hours in chat trying to salvage my websites of which I lost business and obviously it made my websites look unprofessional considering one of them is called 'www.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk'.
I have another website called www.cymrumarketing.com I chose these keyword for a reason and I will do my damnest to make the planet know what a joke this company really is.
They are behaving like scammers. If a customer has a problem, you see to it that the problem gets resolved without causing to much distress. An unprofessional company on the other hand will avoid contact which is basically what this company is doing.
I believe that the mother company is not one.com but is owned by another company and eventually I will find out who it is.
According to icann.com the legal owner is the one that registers a domain name and all fingers point to www.joker.com
aka CSL Computer Service Langenbach GmbH
It seems to me that this company is part of an umbrella company. A company that is 'doing business as' (DBA).
I will keep you posted as soon as we get more information!
I also need to add all my websites are up and running again but they will not respond to my messages.
I will give them a further 7 days to respond otherwise I will be taking legal action against them.
WEBSITES AND APPSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Wed, January 02, 2019 12:33:18
To all my readers I wish you all a Happy New Year!
My holidays I did not have much time to celebrate as I was working most days. I suppose that is the pitfalls of being an entrepreneur.
But what is still on my mind is the Nightmare Company www.one.com
Two weeks after the updates they have messed up two of my websites www.startbrand.co.uk
and their excuse was that they do not guarantee any external coding to work with their program. They are also accusing me of publishing my sites so that they would look messed up. Why would I do that to two of my businesses and it does not look professional for the people viewing my websites. These people are idiots.
My view is if you provide a service and it works in the beginning and then you upgrade the service causing the service to break, you cannot then go back to the customer and say "but we make no guarantees". The whole point of offering a service is to make sure it does work, otherwise do not charge the customer for the service.
Yesterday I was in chat support for 6 hours imagine the person on the other end, by the time I was finished I was mentally exhausted.The dispute is still ongoing.
But the CEO's are not contactable which is very convenient for them.
Unfortunately for them I am like a dog to a bone I dont let go. I have done my homework and have found the muppets which I will be writng to this week.
They also claim they have 1.5M customers why is it then that I have not read much about complaints other than on trustpilot https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.one.com
, either they somehow take the content down or they only have a handful of customers. Anyone with a website can can make false claims and say they have 1.5M customers when in reality they may only have 100.I have now found another hosting provider, their loss!!
WEBSITES AND APPSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Wed, December 26, 2018 11:00:00
Hope your enjoying the holidays.
Unfortuantely for me www.ONE.com
have been the centre of attention in my Christmas Holidays. Rather than enjoying family time I have spent 6 days with these muppets trying to rectify one of my websites which is hosted by them. I say one of my websites as I have 17 hosted by these idiots.
It all started on Thursday 20th December 2018 when they released a new version of their web builder. I use web builder for convenience and add coding myself. So up until this point my website was working fine until I accessed the new web builder only to find my components had been moved around. I contacted them via their chat service only to be asked to re-publish my website with the components moved around, which as you can imagine I refused to do. The following day I go on my live version of my website as someone notified me my website was messed up and low and behold to my horror my website was all over the place.
I then checked the last update via backup and restore and found someone from one.com had gone ahead and published my website without my permission causing my website to break.
I have spent over 6 hours in chat and have spent several hours rectifying my website www.startbrand.co.uk
which is still not working properly as it does not show in mobile view. According to them one of my codes is not compatible, yet I have the same code on www.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk
and on www.cymrumarketing.com
so they are full of proverbial shit.
By coincidence the company was sold the same day as the web builder update.
Not only was www.startbrand.co.uk
affected by this change all the components on all my other websites have been moved around, some slightly but some are a lot. Meaning I have to spend hours again trying to rectify the issues on all the websites.
As soon as my solicitor is back in work I will be taking legal action against this company.
Watch this space and avoid using this company at all costs.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Tue, December 18, 2018 19:14:37Reason to Buy a Domain for High Figures.
As I have said in my blog before and also in my book, a Domain is worth something to the enduser if they need it to Brand or Re-brand themselves. It also depends on their budget.
Here is an interesting article why the end user decided to pay $150,000 for a Domain Name.https://www.namepros.com/blog/why-this-company-paid-150-000-for-user-com.1114854/
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Sun, December 16, 2018 22:12:14