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Doteasy General Information
  Doteasy is providing Linux and Windows web hosting services, has been founded in 1999 and now it's years in business.

doteasy.com average uptime is 99.963% (rank #2102 on our directory) with total 8179 successful and 3 failed checks, monitored since 2005-09-02. Similar companies with 99.963% uptime are powweb.com and midphase.com.

Search for "doteasy.com" on 3 biggest search engines returns average of 236333 results so company name popularity rank is #35.

There have been 4683 positive votes for Doteasy and 160 negative. And overall company rank on our directory is #75 (similar companies are 1and1.com and enom.com)

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  Ultra (Type: Linux) - 1000 MB space, 20 GB bandwidth for $7.95/mo

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Some technical data about doteasy.com
  IP Location: In2net Network Inc
Nameserver: DNS2.IN2NET.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
Server Type: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
Website Title: Doteasy - 100MB Free Web Hosting, Free Email, Domain Names for Business and Individuals
Description: Doteasy provides bannerless free web hosting free email and free support for small business and individual

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Web Hosting Reviews and Ratings
David Morneau, 23rd 2011 September, 2011
Like so many of the other negative reviews on this site and others I can confirm the bad business practices of Doteasy. I have had three different domains hosted with them in the past few years. One of these I cancelled over a year ago and was recently billed for hosting on it anyway. I requested a refund, was given a runaround (including the demand that I fax a copy of my credit card to them), and eventually had to contact my credit card company to dispute the charge. The other two accounts I am attempting to move to a different hosting service. One of these appears to be moving along as expected. The other was locked (without my authorization) and they are giving me a hard time about making the transfer. Again they are demanding a fax copy of my credit card. After some back and forth they said that it was okay to black out most of the number and the security code. I decided to just go ahead and do that. I have sent very legible copies to them twice now, and they claim that what they receive is too dark to read. I'm not sure how this will ultimately resolve. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Stay away!
Eran, 30th 2011 August, 2011
At first they were cheap and easy. Then they grew and it became painful to use them. The final straw came when they wouldn't upgrade PHP from 4 to 5. Read all about my crappy experience. http://www.eransworld.com/my-rants/how-my-webhost-doteasy-com-lost-a-10-year-customer-over-12-99/
David, 28th 2011 August, 2011
Doteasy engages in illegal billing and business practices. They will charge your cancelled account without consent. They do not follow Icann policies be warned.

If a customer changes their contact information on the domain, they cannot transfer the domain away from Doteasy until after 60 days. So basically, you are Forced to renew with Doteasy. If you want to transfer your domain name before expiry, they will keep the ball rolling until it expires, and then tell you it has expired, so you cant transfer it and you are required to renew, which is a 60 day lock.

If you attempt to dispute charges via your bank. They Will charge you a hosting chargeback fee.

DO NOT HAVE ANY BUSINESS TO DO WITH DOTEASY. Oh and once your domain name is expired, if you are on their FREE plan after 40 days they will start to bill you $1.95 / month for webhosting without your permission.

They will judge you based on your level of English, the country you are from, and many more factors and your gender. They will put notes all over your account not to do business with you if you ask too many questions or ask for help at all. They will note you as a troublemaker and basically hang up the phone on your or ignore your emails for help.

There servers are not secure, like any "shared hosting" company, you cannot rely on them. You will get hacked into if one site gets compromised. Their managers and supervisors will laugh in your face and ignore your request to speak to them.

They also do not care about BBB ratings or ICANN, they are not scared of them. They will find any way to screw you over for your money and take away your business.

Dont even try to register a domain name that's even close to popular, you register your name, and happen to be a celebrity or a major corporation they will take your domain for you and take ownership on it and make you pay quite a large sum of money to get it back, basically kidnapping your domain and your business until you pay the ransom.

They also hide under different aliases of companies. Just do your research.

Also, if you purchase a domain name on a promotion, you are not entitled to transfer domain services. You have to pay a substantial cost to get your domain name away from them.

Trust it from an employee. Do NOT do business with them. Go to GoDaddy or HostGator who will treat you like royalty.

Read their terms and conditions word by word before you sign any contracts with them.
Kevin Mitchell, 20th 2011 August, 2011
Doteasy engages in illegal billing and business practices. They will charge your cancelled account without consent. They do not follow Icann policies be warned. I worked there, and I was Disgusted at how I had to lie to customers and basically make excuses on why we cannot transfer their domain name.

If a customer changes their contact information on the domain, they cannot transfer the domain away from Doteasy until after 60 days. So basically, you are Forced to renew with Doteasy. If you want to transfer your domain name before expiry, they will keep the ball rolling until it expires, and then tell you it has expired, so you cant transfer it and you are required to renew, which is a 60 day lock.

If you attempt to dispute charges via your bank. They Will charge you a hosting chargeback fee.

DO NOT HAVE ANY BUSINESS TO DO WITH DOTEASY. Oh and once your domain name is expired, if you are on their FREE plan after 40 days they will start to bill you $1.95 / month for webhosting without your permission.
Taruno , 13th 2011 July, 2011
I LOVE THESE GUYS!
Have my website with them several years and never a problem. When I needed Technical Support they went out of their way to try to correct my browser that wasn't showing images (another browser showed them, after their advice)
Aidan, 07th 2011 July, 2011
Stay clear of Doteasy. They are rude, deceitful & incompetent!
Ann, 28th 2011 June, 2011
Nothing but praise for doteasy. I have 4 domains hosted by them (1 basic 3 ultra)
and have found their support crew always helpful and quick
1. Really helpful when I transferred from other host.
2. Sorted out the total bosh I made of redirecting other sites.
I should add I am a 72 year old female almost computer illiterate
Jeremy, 24th 2011 June, 2011
Doteasy is horrible. Currently they're holding my domain hostage.
Jeremy Lawson, 16th 2011 June, 2011
Doteasy refuses to release & transfer my domain unless I pay their "domain release fee." I initiated a transfer well in advance of expiration, but they locked the domain & didn't respond to my request for it to be unlocked until after it expired. Tech support has been useless so far. This company should be avoided at all costs.
Betty, 15th 2011 June, 2011
I was astonished to read all these reviews since I have had the same problem with Doteasy. They currently have my domain name and are holding it hostage because the admin info was changed and now they say that they can hold it for 60 days. Additionally, they said there is a 40 day grace period that they can also hold it so if I am looking to keep my domain name I had better renew. I, of course, did not do that because who is to stop them from saying that they need 60 more additional days. It sounds like they could actually hold the domain name of ours for 6 months. Now we have to constantly check for the domain name to come available so that we can get it again. This should be against the law and it is and they have actually been sued on this very issue but continue to do it because they settled out of court.
Chris, 15th 2011 June, 2011
As other have stated, if you try to leave this company they will hold your domain hostage and not release it, stating email changes etc. They are hurting our business I will have to take them to court. Their practices should be illegal and most likey are. Stay away from these people and God help you if you ever have to leave. Anyone for a class action suit? Does anyone in the justice department read this blog? They hide in Canada to make it more difficult to get to them.
Liz, 09th 2011 June, 2011
After reading all these complaints, I understand the dilemmas in trying to transfer or get cooperation from customer service, but I clearly communicated my transfer request and they were helpful in the steps to unlock and provide an auth code and change nameservers. They await customer contact for true confirmation to prevent unauthoized transfer or hijacking. They will assist and maybe they have improved since these past posts? It only took 1 and a half weeks to complete the transfer, but I was with them for 5 years and would still highly recommend them to everyone. Just stay polite and respectful in communications and there shouldn't be such frustration as people seem to be experiencing??
George, 26th 2011 May, 2011
I've been a customer of Doteasy for 11 years. Doteasy's technical support and customer service is always top notch and quick. In my latest customer service experience, they handled a server migration for me so I had access to more PHP features. Their communication was thoughtful and made sense. They actually take the time to listen to what you are asking about instead of replying with boiler-plate responses.
Dr. Wanda D. Casey, 23rd 2011 May, 2011
I am so please with both their ethics and service. They are really there to help the clients.
Ottoblau, 17th 2011 May, 2011
I have my website with doteasy since more than 5 years and never had a problem. Quick and useful responses of customer service. I am happy.
Jane Doherty, 13th 2011 April, 2011
Doteasy support is absolutely amazing! I always have an answer within a couple of hours even though we are on the other side of the world. They are always polite, helpful and patient and explain everything until I understand. They are fantastic.
Derrick H., 12th 2011 April, 2011
DOT EASY IS THE BEST! I have 17 fully functional professional websites-- meaning 'biz based' sites. I've tried several other hosting companies over the years in addition to doteasy. There are many reasons why I prefer doteasy, but suffice it to say: 'doteasy is the best'.
Here's one of my sites: YesAcrossAmerica.com
Mladen Kvaternik, 04th 2011 April, 2011
My Doteasy experience is excellent, from first contact until my hosting prolongation for next two years. Excellent free applications and site usage statistics. Support you can dream of, in spite of different time zones. Very good and easy to use documentation, if necessary at all.
Tracy, 30th 2011 March, 2011
The service is barely adequate until you try and transfer your domain away. Then it quickly turns horrible. If you change anything they won't let you transfer for months, then they make you jump through even more time consuming hoops to unlock your domain. You have to request a special form, then they take days to send it to you, then you have to fill it out and send it back. It's ridiculous!! I will never use doteasy again and will warn everyone I know to stay away. It's gotta be close to an illegal business practise to hold a domain hostage like this.
Robert, 28th 2011 March, 2011
I have a lot of experience and DotEasy is a good value considering the great support and especially for registering and hosting .ca domains. There are laws with .ca domains that CIRA used to control making transfers difficult for all Canadian registrars.
William Cassidy, 21st 2011 March, 2011
I have benn thouroughly happy with, supportthey seem genuinely eager to help. In several years with them and dozens of clients I sent to them I have not had one complaint or downtime.
Barry, 17th 2011 March, 2011
Love their free service - great support - always recommend them to friends
Barr, 17th 2011 March, 2011
I use their free hosting service and have had nothing but good experiences with Doteasy - their support is particularly helpful - I always recommend them to colleagues - I have 6 sites with them and am totally happy.
Dian, 10th 2011 March, 2011
Other than too much traffic issue, I have used them for clients for at least 12 years with no problems.
Barry, 27th 2011 February, 2011
Use Doteasy for about 9 years for 10+ sites.
Generally I find their tech support pretty darn good. Servers seem stable. They could reduce their email offers though - really add up when you get 1 for each site.
Lisa, 27th 2011 February, 2011
This site will not allow me to post a positive comment so I wonder what that is all about.
Sharon, 09th 2011 February, 2011
Good do-it-yourself website EXCEPT that most of the tools presumed a higher level of computer expertise than I have. Instructions to "enable" and "install" left me cold--I need a more basic, step-by-step explanation of HOW to do those things. To their credit, when I (repeatedly) contacted their Support people, most of them answered quickly and were thorough and helpful. Some were less so, as if they didn't understand the underlying problem at all. The main reason I used Doteasy was their advertised willingness to "do it for you." But the Support people seemed reluctant to do it for me and some even seemed to think it wasn't in their job description, so the whole project took several times longer than I expected. Also they changed the available templates and images mid-stream, which also messed me up. For me it was a learning experience as much as anything, and for the price I think it was a good deal despite the problems. I expect they will improve.
doteasy_sucks, 04th 2011 February, 2011
terrible service....the worst!
hate_doteasy, 04th 2011 February, 2011
I HATE DOT EASY and I immediate move any new clients away from them and EVERY TIME doteasy makes it difficult for me to leave their terrible service.

If you have had good luck your luck will run out and you'll regret not leaving. Run and run now!

Doteasy is for people who liked to get scammed and have no internet brains.
Dan, 23rd 2011 January, 2011
e price is right, but most importantly the service cannot be beat. I have 7 web sites with Doteasy: 6 that I created on Doteasy, and one that I transferred. The transfer was a nightmare on the side of the old hosting company. I could not get a valid authorization code. When I contacted Doteasy about the problem, they stepped in and handled the entire transaction. I would never consider another web hosting company.
Bonnie, 12th 2011 January, 2011
Should have checked them more thoroughly, though I am almost glad (but sad) that I am not the only one with the "sneaky charge" problem. Just got hit with one myself - and while I DID get DotEasy on the phone, all they wanted to do was argue. Then they did admit their error, but would only issue store-credit when I asked for a refund. Lousy lousy lousy!!
Nagat Mohamed Ali, 19th 2010 December, 2010
Since september 2005, our website, sudan-forall.org, is hosted by Doteasy. Throughout this period, we have been listened to and assisted with professionalism when a problem occurs.
We do appreciate their great helpfulness and their availability.
Barry Docherty, 26th 2010 November, 2010
I think I have been with Doteasy since they launched, maybe a year or 2 later but in essence, all other hosting firms seem foreign to me and full of hidden issues. Doteasy are clean cut positive with personable service.
Josh, 26th 2010 November, 2010
STAY AWAY!!!!!! They lie, customer service is a disaster. They refused to release my web address for over 6 months unless i provided them a copy of cc. They wouldn't say anything and wound up having to pay at my new hosting company on 3 sep occasions. complete jerks.
doteasysucks, 19th 2010 October, 2010
Stay far, far away from Doteasy. They will hijack your domain name and hold it for ransom. Their policies will make it nearly impossible to transfer a domain from them while they hit your credit card and force you to renew at exorbitant prices. #doteasysucks
ET, 17th 2010 October, 2010
Beware of Doteasy. Very bad business practices & the worst in customer service. If you are considering them for domain registration or hosting services you'd do better to stay away from them. If they are your provider transfer ASAP #doteasysucks
Vince, 01st 2010 October, 2010
Very good service and response time is very quick.
Helpful staff and efficiency.
Rochelle, 03rd 2010 September, 2010
I have been using doteasy for about 5 years now and have not had a problem other than slow server responses once in a while. They're the cheapest ad-less hosting company I could find and I haven't had the troubles that others have apparently had. I'm somewhat net savvy, so I haven't had to contact them for many troubleshooting issues. I remember when I contacted them at the very beginning, I received a polite response via email explaining the FTP process. No problems.
j frank, 26th 2010 August, 2010
I have been a doteasy.com customer for like 5-6 (maybe more) years. I have had problems with my domains at times ( and every time it was something I didn't do right). The staff always helped me to fix my mistakes - and they ALWAYS did it
expediently (sp). I love them so much. And their service is
TRULY OUTSTANDING. $25/yr. domain registered, FREE hosting, REMARKABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. I'M doteasy.com.... for life.
J. Frank
Angela Vernon-Kell, 08th 2010 August, 2010
Doteasy always responds quickly to all questions and has never failed to sort out problems and queries.

An excellent team
Christopher, 02nd 2010 July, 2010
absolutely professional in every aspect. My site was never down. Support was always prompt and professional. And, the price can't be beat. I will definitely use them for my next major site.
dyke davis, 30th 2010 June, 2010
As a first time ever student in HTML and Website Design, I have had a wonderous experience learning the basic of static page design and now, the fundamentals of dynamic website design and testing on a live plateform such as Doteasy.
The last time I checked for online training in this design field the course was $50,000 with the effort stretching well into 36 months.
Doteasy has allowed me to use my own time and provided me with a flexable plateform, software, technical support and pricing options to be able to experiment with a variety of levels of website design for pennies on the dollar.
I can now start seeing live how the work that I am learning is being presented and able to understand over time exactly what I need to focus more attention on.
Thanks Doteasy for the GREAT SERVICE and user-friendly services.
David, 11th 2010 May, 2010
Have been with doteasy since 2003. Every year they've billed my AMEX card to renew. This year my card expired and I was issued a new card. When it came time for automatic renewal the charge was not allowed. Rather than contact me on my doteasy email address, they sent an email to an email address I no longer check. Rather than phone me to obtain new credit card information they "turned off" my email address. Incredibly poor customer service. Phoned them and gave them new expiration date and security code from the CC...was promised that email would resume in 3 hours....8 hours later....still no service.
MTM MEDIA!, 03rd 2010 May, 2010
Does Doteasy even exist! They do not answer emails or calls, as the mail box is full - for over 2 weeks!! Cannot access or transfer domain names as there is no one there to communicate. My client is in limbo as her site is being held hostage till they release her domain. VERY FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frustrated, 18th 2010 April, 2010
Won't transfer two of my domains because of email address change I made. Holding hostage for supposedly 60 days and of course the other domain expires in two weeks so another $25 charge. Letís take action against this scam of a company!
T, 18th 2010 April, 2010
I have two domains and the refuse to unlock them. Always saying because I changed my email address it's locked for 60 days and it's impossible to physically change it. Yeah Right! Charged me $25 to get my domain renewed in order to transfer it then said can't transfer because they are locking it for 60 days. Now won't unlock another domain for 60days because of email address change and it expires in a couple of weeks, convenient. Lets get together and take action against this company.
Marion, 22nd 2010 March, 2010
Stay away. If you do join Dot Easy be aware that you have to beg them to close your account if you choose to do so. I sent 2 requests to have my account closed. The response from Dot Easy was how about you go to a $0 dollar account. I didn't reply to that request because I did not want that. So what they did was put my account to $0 but kept charging me $9.99 every 6 mos for bandwidth. That is a terrible way to do business.
Angry DotEasy Customer, 07th 2010 March, 2010
DotEasy would have to be anything BUT easy. They are completely unprofessional, charge you $10 to transfer a domain name, and give absolutely no customer service. I would suggest people NOT use this service AT ALL, unless they are happy to hand out cash to an uncaring organisation that has no idea on how to treat people.
Keats, 05th 2010 March, 2010
I have been using doteasy for about a year now and have had no problems whatsoever with them. i have about 20 sites hosted with them and not one has ever been down or slow. i have some other sites with a company from poway ca (won't mention name) and their servers are hit and miss and their customer service team is not experienced at all.
Arnie, 26th 2010 February, 2010
They are pushing a $6.95/month email anti-spam service - even to an account with no emails. Their phone number is NOT toll free. In fact from Ohio it is $1.60 per minute!!! And their traffic report is just a daily count of megabytes.

So I will move this site.

Robert N. Seidel, 26th 2010 February, 2010
Doteasy is inexpensive, it's easy to work with my site (for an elderly non-geek); and the firm has excellent customer service.
Robert N. Seidel, 26th 2010 February, 2010
Doteasy is affordable, it's easy to work with my site (for an elderly non-geek), and the firm has excellent customer service.
Connie, 18th 2010 February, 2010
I've been using DotEasy for about 5 or 6 years. I like the folks at DotEasy. Their tech support has always been helpful. I've enjoyed several years of FREE Webhosting. But as my business and expertise has grown...I've had to ask more of my host...and yes, there are fees involved.

I can't really complain about paying. On an average I've gotten almost as much FREE hosting as I have Paid Hosting.

I'll admit that some folks don't like them, but if you want to put up a Website fast and know practically nothing...you can do that with DotEasy.

I don't work for DotEasy, but I do consider them part of my business team!
Scott, 03rd 2010 February, 2010
Cant log in to site control. Wrong passwords sent to me for my clients hosting. Hard to find phone number on the website. Once found phone number online it goes to a voice answering machine. Voice boxes are full. No way to get hold on a human being. This company is really bad and the positive reviews on this site are false.
John G, 01st 2010 February, 2010
If you like to get offers for Viagra, then definitely sign up with Doteasy. Otherwise, if you want someone who filters out junk email, go elsewhere.
Angela Shaffer, 17th 2010 January, 2010
DOT"EASY" IS A RIPOFF!! THEY CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!! STAY AWAY!!
Oscar, 14th 2009 December, 2009
I love Doteasy.com I had used it for a year in the past and that's why i came back 2 it. I currently have 2 domains with them. Their customer service is fast and reliable. I would like to recommend this to everyone and it's great for beginners.
liubaiying, 06th 2009 December, 2009
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Peter (London, UK), 03rd 2009 December, 2009
Whenever I've got stuck or had problems with my site, Doteasy Tech support have dealt with me very quickly and pleasantry. Just this week they quickly reset my login details so I could manage all my email users. I have 4 sites hosted by them using their FREE PACKAGE, I am certainly a satisfied customer.
TorontoBoy, 30th 2009 November, 2009
Try transfering away from DotEasy and you'll get stuck with the 2 month penalty. Unethical. They also have negative option billing, so if you don't renew they'll bill you anyway.
Diane , 21st 2009 November, 2009
Doteasy is the absolute best. If I can build a website, anybody can. Without any experience in web design, I was thrown into maintaining a website due to the demise of the originator. So I had a million questions from A to Z and Doteasy was always there to help me. Doteasy's technical support is superb. They are always kind, patient, willing to help, and above all knowledgeable. I have and maintain four websites with them now, and I have no desire to ever consider trying another web host.
WILLIAM , 19th 2009 November, 2009
I have just found a sneaky charge of $10 on my c card. No where near domain renewal, nothing in my doteasy invoice history, no email, just a sneaky illegal charge on my credit card which I have told my card company to treat as an unauthorized charge. How many other illegal charges have they snuck past me over the years. They are crooks!
If you stay with them, my advise is to change your credit card info, and (by mistake) put in an incorrect expiry date, so they can't steal from you.
Boris, 01st 2009 November, 2009
Stay away from Doteasy. Waste of time and their service isn't reliable. And if you want to cancel, for them to proceed with refund: billing@doteasy will request your credit card info, your signature and clear copy of both sides of your credit card. Does anyone knows why?
Jack, 28th 2009 October, 2009
We have been with Doteasy for 8 years and plan to stay with them. Their customer support is excellent.
http://www.my-bookcafe.com
Brian, 13th 2009 October, 2009
I am updating my review since for the moment Doteasy seems to be redeeming itself inlight of this transfer issue. I did complain via email and here's what happened:
Got this email:
Hello Brian,

The AUTH code / EPP code has been mailed to the admin contact we have on file. As for the domain unlock, I saw that there was no change to your contact information, and submitted a request to see if there's any possibility to manually override the system.

I will update you once I have more information.

And then...

Hello Brian,

I have confirmation from our administrator that he was able to manually override the system to unlock your domain because there were no changes in your contact information.

Please proceed with your domain transfer.


Regards,

Johnny
Doteasy Customer Service
"Join the hosting revolution!"

And I was able to make the transfer! So all is well with my site http://www.f7digitaldesign.com it is now hosted in the good 'ol USA.
Hao Zhe XU, 09th 2009 October, 2009
I am using Doteasy to host my personal website, I upload using FileZilla, I keep getting connection time out, when I retried, 8/10 retries shows me 530 Olny 5 connections allowed per ip at a time, the files I am uploading is no more than 100k each.
Brian, 30th 2009 September, 2009
I just now tried to transfer my hosting and domain registration away from Doteasy and the "trap" mentioned below in several other reviews happened to me as well. Its a total catch 22 -- you have to "Login to your Member Zone and click on the Send AuthCode (for Advanced User Only) link to obtain your domain authorization code." But when you do to go further you have to "save changes" even if you don't change anything... then as others experienced it then says: "Unable to Process
Sorry your authorization code request cannot be processed due to the following:

60 days transfer restriction period for [account contact information changes]"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've sent an email complaining and asking for help... but these other emails scare me!
Hey--of all the positive people I don't think any talked about trying to transfer. Of course they are fine if you stay with them....
Sensei Haus, 22nd 2009 September, 2009
We use Doteasy for our Company website and Online sales,

Doteasy is the best company out there and I'd say the number one reason is because thy respond with technical support quicker than anyone,

This is CRUCIAL when you have a "World" of customers viewing your business,

Many thanks to you guys at doteasy,
kamaranti, 15th 2009 September, 2009
Read two recent posts in my blog about Doteasy at www.kamaranti.blogspot.com
They lock your domain for 2 months after you make a change in the account, like an email or phone #. So, if you just updated those to get ready for a domain transfer, you're stuck without them warning you. And if a transfer is two days late (because of slowness of the other company), you owe them not just $8 or $9 domain registration fee to renew, but a total of $25 for the package that includes free hosting. Nice if you want that, a trap if you don't. There are no negotiating people at Doteasy. Their system works like a trap. In general the account management is simplistic, inefficient and primitive.
Dennis, 09th 2009 September, 2009
I read most of the reviews. I can only speak for my own experiences. I have been with them numerous years and have even recommended them. I haven't had any billing problems. I recently had them help me set up an ecommerce site. They did what I couldn't do and more. They even showed me how to do it myself. Are there negatives? Maybe! I jsut haven't found them.
Patadox, 01st 2009 September, 2009
I have been with doteasy for years. They are the only company I work with that keeps my credit card on file. I don't like it - but at the same time, I've never had a problem with them. Unfortunately, if you want to completely stop them from charging your credit card, you have only two options - give them someone else's credit card, (so fraud), or cancel your own card.

I just run a site with some flash on it, no PHP or Perl or anything, so it works great for me. I'm anxious about them charging my card if I dip over their traffic limit though...
Greg, 14th 2009 August, 2009
Fucking Run!!!!!
Don't Give these people your credit card!!!! They automatically bill credit cards. Their policy reads
"in the absence of cancellation notification from you. The service will be renewed for a successive term"
Your credit card company wont help you and doteasy won't either. So when your term ends make sure you cancel.
Mr and Miss Black and Beautiful.com, 01st 2009 August, 2009
We are a British based company and could only find 100% professionalism from Doteasy a company that resides in a different country. Doteasy have provided our Social Enterprise with care and efficiency.

Through no fault of our own monies were not placed into our account to pay for our domain the year 2007 and we had a press release throughout London the next morning. Naturally we panicked but Doteasy made sure our website was up and running before the publication came out 9am British time.

We would not dream to be with any other server. Organising Community projects can be tough and Doteasy make us feel that they are a part of our Social Enterprise team and not just a company that we pay to keep our site up and running.
Rich, 27th 2009 July, 2009
Another thing... Most of the positive reviews are fake... They are mostly foreign workers... Far eastern of some sort.. (no disrespect) BUT, they act like the guy at the cleaners, who does not speak good english, - just really look at the positive reviews... most are gramarrically(sp) incorrect... So do not get involved, tey act like it's all part of their policy to make things hard on you, waste your time, and try and solicite more money from you, all the while providing you with out service, transfers or honesty... BUYER BEWARE OF DOTEASY.
Rich
That's right all, I'm really pissed.
Rich, 27th 2009 July, 2009
WOW, They would not renew a domain name one of my customers had with them unless I transferred ownership to me, and paid with my card... what a bloddy mistake.. I tried to transfer out after renewing, then they said that I had to wait two months. So I waited four months. Tried to transfer to Godaddy and transfer failed. GoDaddy said tht the domain was locked, but once in doteasy control panel, it did not have anything other than a 25% off domain locking service. Wrote them, and they told me domain was not locked. It IS. Privacy NOT removed, transfer cannot be done. THey will do ANYTHNG to hold up a transfer, take your time and money until you give up. Their whole website and methods of doing business are designed to steer you away from what you want - to do what they want, and that is to drop more money with them. Now they are telling me that I must fill out a form to prevent scamming. I an listed as the admin/tech/billing contact... with my valid email as the contact, which they themselves have used. They are TOTAL SCAM ARTISTS. Nothing more. Basically, had to renew a domain name in March 09, told I couldn't transfer out for two months, made sure that provacy and domain was not locked,, when I tried today 27 Jul 09, the transfer failed even withthe EPP/Auth code. Godaddy said the domain was locked, and provacy was enabled. - Now they will not unlock, or remove privacy... I work with several other registrars, which they simply resell through TUCOWS.. which I am a reseller with, and never ever had any issues like this with TUCOWS, or GODADDY for that matter. Wehost over 350 websites, and handle over 500 domains, and this is the ONLY domain at doteasy, and GOD WILLING, it will be the absolute last, if we can ever get this domain transferred... spent countless hours trying to be reasonable with them, oh, they will be nice, but will throw up a few hundred hoops for you to jump through... FORGET THIS PLACE, SCAMMERS, NER DO WELLERS, PURVAYERS OF THE LAWLESS INTERNET LANDSCAPE... WILL RIP YOU OFF - AND MAKE YOU JUMP THROUGH HOOPS TO GET WHAT OTHER REGISTRARS WILL DO RIGHT AWAY, AND FOR FREE...
trIED TO CHAT THEM, WHAT A FREAKING WASTE OF MY TIME... SO FOR REAL, DON'T GET INVOLVED WITH THESE CROOKS. AND THAT IS BEING NICE.
RICH
Cecilia, 22nd 2009 July, 2009
I've been with Doteasy for several years and not had any problems with them. If I ask a question they always get back to me within 24 hours and do their best to solve the issue. I'm happy with them.
T, 12th 2009 July, 2009
You think doteasy cares about you as a customer? You might want to read this to the end.

I had been a loyal doteasy customer for about 9 years with 6+ domain names (and numerous referrals). Then one day one of my domain names expired and they sent me an email offering to renew service for the name. The email was presented in such a way leading me to believe it would buy back the name. The title of the email was the domain name and the amount they charged was the same as registering a domain with them (35$ USD). So I paid.

It turns out it was just to continue accessing my web site files on their server and the name was in fact expired. When you make a web site the files reside on the designer's computer. So this service was totally useless without the domain name!

Needless to say I wanted my money back. But they refused and kept saying it was against their policy. Even after trying to reason with a stubborn customer service rep on the phone, the only thing they offered was to give me an in house credit.

SO, I figured I have 35$ there, I might as well use it. So I went to register a new domain name and they refused to apply the credit to it. They said the credit could only be applied to an existing account. Which in this case is useless because the name has expired!

So again I emailed them attempting to reason with them about applying the 35$ credit to a new name and all I got was a BS email saying they can only apply it to an existing name, totally ignoring the outlined facts and ignoring the mention that I had numerous domain names with them (6) for about 9 years!

So after a long list of conversations and email exchanges, it is very clear that all doteasy want is to take your money, and they'll use devious ambiguous email offers to get to it. And as soon as they have your money, no matter how long you've been a customer, regardless of reason or circumstance and no matter how much you've given them, they just don't care. And to add insult to injury, they said that they've been very accomodating. What arroggance!

I pointed them out to a bad review on this site and they denied responsibility and gave me confidential information on the case to deny wrongdoing on their part. Very unprofessional!

I repeatedly gave them a chance to redeem themselves and in the end offered to not post this review by asking, once again, to refund my 35$ or apply it to a new domain name, and, yet again, promised them more business if they did. But they ignored my email. So the message is clear and it exactly proves my point.

They're penny pinching arrogant attitude is disgusting. They have no concept that good customer care brings more business.

You might think doteasy care about you as a customer, but when it really matters, and when it comes down to it, then, and mark my words, all they do is hide behind their "policy" regardless of circumstances and all you will get from them are politically correct BS emails to make their customer care look like something more than the useless garbage it really is.

I sound mad? damn right I am, they "stole" my money as well!

doteasy? NEVER AGAIN! BUYER BEWARE!
lol, 27th 2009 June, 2009
It is pretty obvious someone from doteasy is writing some of these reviews. Why would someone lie about doteasy if they weren't having trouble? Makes no sense but when I see a bunch of people claim someone is lying then you know it's doteasy doing the writing.

I just signed up for a doteasy site and I can't get it to work. I sent an e-mail and was told I was wrong.

So far this is not looking good for me. I9 am frustrated and it's only been 3 days
Sharon, 23rd 2009 June, 2009
I was very happy with dot easy web hosting service up until the time that I decided not to renew my hosting service. At which point they automaticly billed an old credit card they had on file. They also suspended my hosting service. Multiple letters and calls to my credit card company and doteasy still has not resolved this issue and unfortunately I am having to learn a $95.40 lesson. Apparently the contract I signed six years ago gave them permission to automaticaly renew my credit card. Forget getting intouch with any one in the billing department.
Mark B, 18th 2009 June, 2009
Doteasy has been rock solid for me for close to ten years now. I have 4 domains using free web hosting. All is great, prices are cheap. I recently had an issue with tech support, but it was finally resolved to my satisfaction after high tech came into the picture. I've never been billed for anything I didn't ask for. Some of these negative comments on here are hard to believe. It doesn't match my experiences.
Chris, 14th 2009 June, 2009
I encourage everyone who's having problems with DotEasy to file a complaint with ICANN, the complaint form is located at: http://reports.internic.net/cgi/registrars/problem-report.cgi

Stay away from DotEasy! It will ruin your day.
Nick, 23rd 2009 May, 2009
WORST FUCKING SERVICE EVER.

Don't EVER use this company to host your site or domain.

They have bullshit terms, and if you use a free hosting account like I did, and go over, let's say your traffic quota, you're hosed. I upgraded for a month to get my site back up and got charged for 6 months of it. BULL SHIT.

Then when I was finally ready to switch my domain over to a new hosting provider, I had to send what they call an "AuthCode."

HAHA, well.... right before that I checked my contact info to make sure it was correct, I DIDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING, but clicked save after viewing it. I went to send this AuthCode... guess what? 60 day waiting period since I apparently "updated contact information." WHAT THE FUCK!!

NEVER USE THIS COMPANY. THEY FUCKING SUCK.
Donna W., 22nd 2009 May, 2009
I really like DOTEASY. I have had several domains registered with them and have recently moved a couple domains from another registrar that offered 'free' hosting but nickel-and-dimed me to death so I'd buy their paid hosting and still didn't offer decent free web building tools. DOTEASY may be a bit more expensive up front when registering a domain, but you pay a yearly fee and get your registration privacy at the same time. Plus you really do get FREE HOSTING with a lot of extras, and for a small operation like mine, the free hosting is more than I need in storage space and bandwith. So yes I am very pleased, and have been for several years. When I ask questions, customer service always is prompt to respond within 24 hours and gives competent and individual answers. I do recommend DOTEASY to others and invite everyone to really pay attention to the cost and services offered by competitors. Something that may seem good up front usually ends up costing more when all is said and done. And I find that most complainers and detractors either don't understand what they are shopping for or paying for when they grouse about services that turn out to be less than expected. So shop around carefully people, and pay only for what you need. DOTEASY has always performed well for a price I can live with, and believe me I have tried the other 'free' guys - with unsightly banners and ads - and won't go back! When DOTEASY says their hosting is free and banner free, it really is. And they do add a lot of basic extra stuff in with the free hosting, so you are not just sitting there with free nothing. Not everyone does it the same, but DOTEASY seems to offer a good service for your money.
John, 21st 2009 May, 2009
I was with Doteasy for 10 years and am disappointed in how they treat their loyal customers. They charged my friends credit card for $200 when she was trying to buy a $25 account. BEWARE OF GIVING THESE PEOPLE YOUR CREDIT CARD.
Sam, 18th 2009 May, 2009
when there servers were down for more than a week I moved to afmu.com. now my site is never down and I get all of the features (PHP, mySQL to name a few) that doteasy billed me for instead for free. plus the support guys seem alot more friendly. RUN!!!!
Danny, 12th 2009 May, 2009
7-8 Domains listed with them or refered to them. Never a problem. quick support. (chris, 18th 2009f March, 2009)
I think the guy listed above is lying about his service because I have never ever of the course of 10 years ever experienced anything negative from Doteasy.
Barbara, 22nd 2009 April, 2009
I've been on doteasy for 8 years now. I have 1 free site and two paid ones and I have nothing but great things to say about them. If you need help contacting them is fast. They respond within 24 hours usually less then that regardless of it if is a free account or a pay one.

The only downside is the free account doesn't use sql or php like some other free sites, but that's okay if you don't need those things. Besides their web tools will give you lots of those things anyway like blogs and forums for free. I recommend them to everyone looking for a nice AD-Free website.
Shadoe, 01st 2009 April, 2009
I have five websites hosted at Doteasy. Four of them use the free bannerless hosting service and one is a full service site which includes e-commerce & a (shared) SSL. The very few issues I experienced were handled quickly, efficiently, courteously and well within 24 hours. I can't recommend Doteasy enough.
chris, 18th 2009 March, 2009
its been down two days last month and now 3 days so far this month.

i would ask for my money back but the support pages on web dont work either.


Sean, 12th 2009 March, 2009
I've got 3 doteasy hosted domains 2 free and 1 ultra hosting which was just upgraded 2 days ago. I've been using them for many many years now and have never had a problem. The free service is a very basic one but its the best and most reliable basic service i've ever used and will take it over ones with more advanced features anyday. The only thing close to a problem ive had is some ftp time outs on the domain i upgraded which im presuming is due to a server change and it would take time for the dns and clists to update with th enew information thus causing the problem. I highly reccomend them both for the cost and reliability.

They have always been helpful and ahead of schedule from what i've seen as well.

www.oldnumber7.com
www.stainofmind.org

the third domain i have hosted with them is for a client and not recreation thus will not be disclosed.
Antony Diggins, 24th 2009 January, 2009
Extremely helpful, patient and knew exactly what to do. The service was absoloutly one of a kind and I am so greatful for the work that has been done for my site.
Jim Myers, 20th 2009 January, 2009
I have no complaints! I have been with you guy's (doteasy.com) for about 8 year's now. You guy's provide an excellant service and resonible prices! No use me trying to fix something that isn't broke!

Jim Myers,
from silkworth.net
Jinean, 13th 2009 January, 2009
Doteasy is an awesome hosting site. Their customer service is thorough and efficient and quick to solve problems. You can build your own, or you can use their templates. They have a lot to offer for small business enterprises.
Hermanto, 11th 2008 December, 2008
Did help me on fixing my script for the web design.
When I needed some advices on my web plan, every guy from "team support" also very helpful.
Tony , 10th 2008 December, 2008
My email is down in outlook today
Catherine Constantinou, 27th 2008 November, 2008
Having used Doteasy for over 10 years now, on their 0% plan for two small websites, I have always found them to be reliable and their customer service to be efficient and very helpful.
David Schad, 25th 2008 November, 2008
ive been with doteasy for many years having several domain names they are cheap, but there service is suffering badly these days, bounced and missing emails, Huge spam problem (sales tactic)? im sitting here now on the end of a 20meg connection trying to upload a 10.4MB website via ftp at a crazy speed of 12.4Kb a sec and its getting worse and worse each month, sites down, and god knows why but today i upgraded to ultra hosting this morning for a commerce site and i cant even upload the damn thing, before you say it its not my connection, uploads to my remote linux machine are over 1.8MB a sec
Russell Larkin, 03rd 2008 November, 2008
I'm somewhat confused about the negative reviews of doteasy.com because I have been a member for nearly a year and a half and I have had no problem. go to my website:www.bridgeportword.com and see how wonderful the site and functions. However, I must say that I am about to sign up for two more domains so I went shopping around and frankly I find doteasy.com the best buy.
The only problem I have is that they say you get free domain. I didn't know that! How the hell does that work? Do I get one free since I have already signed up and about to sign up again? Please answer me, O.K. And another thing: what I don't like and I hope you have fixed this: when I registered at first and when I re-registered, it took longer than I thought in a technological society for me to get my registration through my e-mail. That's minor but I would like to know is it better?
thatsrich, 28th 2008 October, 2008
Best host I have found. No question. It is basically free. Their cost for REGISTERING is only slightly higher than other registrars, but that is the only cost for a basic hosting account. They may try to upsell you to other features, but I have been with them since the 90s, and have never used any but the basic, and they don't seem to mind. I have put maybe 30 sites up on there over the years, and never encountered any kind of problem. No offense, but anyone knocking Doteasy just does not know what they are doing, or what they are talking about, or both. When I have had questions, they email back immediately, and they are very polite. They must be Canadian, they are so polite. I think they are in Canada. GO DOTEASY, long may they continue.
Tricia, 02nd 2008 October, 2008
don't take any of the positive responses seriously please, they have google alert on "doteasy" everytime someone leaves a negetive review they get an alert to come and try and undo the damage!
They are seriously criminal in their support which is basically 24hours before even acknowledging they even got your ticket! Then they can't help because supposedly it's always something you have done even though you didn't touch the website and the issues have come from jamming so many sites onto one server! They hold DNS for ransome and even if your nowhere near filling up your site they say you are over! Backup, don't even get me started on that feature, they never worked for me! If your serious please go to a company that have great reviews, nothing on the internet is positive about DOTEASY!
Emails are never reliable , when I hosted with them it got so bad I just used gmail account instead it was always reliable. Since changing it's been thoroughly reliable and guess what NO SPAM since moving my site!! When I was with DOTEASY they had me buy the extra spamfilter services and I had 50 or more spams aday before they added that option in only a few spams a week. Now I may get 2 a month with my new host.
P.J. Sugden, 22nd 2008 September, 2008
Positively the best value for money !!
Chris Fitz, 16th 2008 September, 2008
Deceptive domain registration practices seem to be the hallmark of this company to keep its cashflow running. Having locked my domain name without my knowledge or permission, they notified me of its expiration late, then demanded that i pay $25 to renew in order to transfer/keep it to my new full service registrar (Dreamhost), threatening that other people would scoop it up at the end of the 40 day redemption period i was forced to endure without a website. If i was a lawyer, i would sue them big time... and surely win. Anyone else wanna go in on a class action lawsuit. I'm gathering evidence.
Donald Parkes, 04th 2008 September, 2008
I have three sites hosted by DotEasy, and whenever I have a question/problem, it is answered/ameliorated quickly and succinctly with no fuss nor bother. Good prices for domain names and renewals of same and hosted free for the period of the domain registrations. Thanks, DotEasy.
Eqbal, 07th 2008 July, 2008
Absolutely miserable terms of service, slow response, and money-grubbing. Avoid
J Gilbert, 02nd 2008 June, 2008
I have used Doteasy for few years now and found their hosting service, reliable; their support, detailed and contstructive; their value, unbeatable
Peter, 20th 2008 May, 2008
They have really good prices, excellent tech support and customer service, and lots of features (free add-ons for your website). I highly recommend them.
Alloy Mouse, 14th 2008 May, 2008
Is anyone else having issues emailing to aol accounts? I have for the last few days. Is Doteasy blacklisted or is there another reason? How can we run a business if we can not email people.
oliver curran, 03rd 2008 April, 2008
In recent months i was amazed to find that I had a new mail box in my doteasy account, all my precious contacts and of course personal saved mails were wiped out & or in a legal sense stolen from me. I wrote to doteasy asking for the contents of my e mail address and my personal mail to be returned to me, I was told by doteasy that they were sorry to hear that I had experienced the loss of all, they could do nothing to help me. The story In my mind is that If I pulled away your mail box from your house which I am renting to you,and dumped all your mail, and then i took your diary with all your friends address's in it and dumped it as well,how would you feel. Does this not constuitute breaking an entrance & OR ROBBING YOUR PRIVATE MAIL. It seems convienient that mail box theft should happen, at a time when I am confronting doteasy about the probability that they are affiliated to those who took my web site www.curranart.com, theres more than meets the eye here, they certainly do not have much thought for me after years of paying them money.
Rob L, 23rd 2008 March, 2008
Like Ellis below, I too asked for domain unlock and auth code, but the auth code never came, even if I requested it via the Domain control panel. Also, I was asked to fill in a form to be returned, but this didn't arrive either. To top it all, all support requests take 3 - 4 days to answer.

Both my domains are non-essential, so I will let them expire, as clearly Doteasy really can't be bothered to follow a simple instruction to unlock the domain and send an AUTH code.

My faith in Doteasy as a competent web host is NIL and was reinforced when I asked support to add an spf record to one of my domains, to which the answer came to contact my email host. SPF records are held in the Domain's DNS record, in this case, at Doteasy, but it seemed DE support haven't got a clue.
ELLIS RAINEY, 22nd 2008 March, 2008
dOMAIN HOSTAGE COMPANY; HORRIBLE
unlock doamin and need auth code

ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 19 03:35 PM (3 days)
Help
ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 19 03:46 PM (3 days)
Unlock domain , thanks
DoteasyTo: ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 20 04:22 PM (2 days)
Hello ellis,

May I ask why you are transfering your domain registration away from Doteasy? We value your feedback, and would like to know how we could improve our services.

You are welcome to transfer your domains as you wish. However, I feel it is important to advise you that once you transfer you domain to another registrar, you will no longer be eligable for our $0 Hosting. If this does not concern you, and you would still like to proceed, I would be happy to unlock your domain for you, and trigger your authorization code to be sent.

Please let us know how you would like to proceed.

Regards,

Jessica
Doteasy Customer Service
"Join the hosting revolution!"

Consolidated, centralized help 24/7. Doteasy Support Centre. Get hosting help now.
http://www.doteasy.com/Support


ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 20 04:38 PM (2 days)
unlock domain and trigger authorization code
DoteasyTo: ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 21 01:47 PM (1 day)
Hello Ellis,

No problem, for unlocking domain name and Auth Code, you will need to complete a form and send it back to us (by fax or email if you have a scanner). The form will be send to your email address <ecrainey@charter.net>. Upon returning the completed form to us, we will unlock the domain name and Auth Code will be send to your admin email account.

Thank you.

Regards,

Bernhard
Doteasy Customer Service
"Join the hosting revolution!"

Consolidated, centralized help 24/7. Doteasy Support Centre. Get hosting help now.
http://www.doteasy.com/Support


ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 21 05:46 PM (1 day)
Please do not delay any further. Please send the form immediately so I can receive my auth code and have my domain unlocked. Thanks for everything.
ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>Mar 21 05:51 PM (1 day)
This entire process is abusive to customers and should be improved upon if you intend for customers to return to your services. I have been trying to uget an auth code and have my domain unlocked for a long time now. Your company is holding me hostage and being resistant to help me complete this transaction. Please provide everything needed for me to move ahaead and transfer my domain immediately. I can be reached at 404.386.0238 Ellis Rainey
ellis <ecrainey@charter.net>07:16 PM (49 mins)
Supply an auth code and have my domain unlocked immediately.
tydygy, 17th 2008 March, 2008
DotEasy is a great service provider. Thier site is intuitive and user friendly. Getting a domian is a simple process and the hosting is trouble free. The tools are useful on the control panel. It's free and reliable hosting. Customer service and Tech Support have been good to and have been prompt to resolve issues.
Linda, 15th 2008 March, 2008
I've been with Doteasy for over 6 years and have never had a problem.
Paige Vieyra, 06th 2008 March, 2008
The hosting is very limiting so a transfer for my client was necessary. This also meant transferring the domain. Despite following all their instructions for transfer and receiving two written confirmations, Doteasy has sat on the domain and has refused to release it. It's been ten days and counting. Finally I had to contact them by phone which was a long distance charge (no toll #) and was serviced by a support person who kept changing her story, was rude, and refused to pass me along to a supervisor or anyone else who could resolve the issue. Even more disgusting? The support person I had actually wrote a glowing review on another review site pretending to be a customer. That is sad.
Jay, 27th 2008 February, 2008
My site was down for 2 days, and I couldn't contact customer support because they were closed! The support is horrible, and reliability questionable! STAY AWAY!!
John, 21st 2008 February, 2008
I've been hosting my website with Doteasy for about 5 yrs now but can honestly say that when my renewal comes up in 2 weeks I will NOT be staying with them. Over the last few months their online support service has gotten worse and worse! My site has been down so many times recently and is currently down 48hrs now without a single responce to the many emails i've sent. I live in Ireland and depend on online support rather than long distance phone calls and if this is becoming the norm now then its time to move. I have another website hosted with a small Irish company for 3 yrs and have no problems to date. Their hosting packages are 3 times as good as Doteasy so they will now have more business from me!

Unless Doteasy sort out their customer service then i'd recommend to stay clear of them!
Thomas, 20th 2008 February, 2008
I have been with Doteasy for over 6 years now. I am a webmaster for over 30 small business websites. I have always found Doteasy's hosting prices to be one of the best! That is why I recommend them to all my clients. I have found that there customer service department to always follow through and get to the bottom of any issues that I personally have encountered in a timely manner. I cannot speak for the other comments posted on this site. I can only speak of the professionalism that I have always experienced when dealing with Doteasy. I find Doteasy innovating web tools and ease of its Domain setups to be TOP NOTCH in helping my clients acheive their potential markets! I could not ask for a better company to back my name when I solicit a customer to use Doteasy as their hosting company! I would rate Doteasy a 5 out of 5. The world says you get what you pay for...... I have found out I get MUCH MORE from Doteasy that what they are too modest to advertise!
Don Shenton, 23rd 2008 January, 2008
My experience with Doteasy has been very rewarding. We had been having terrible troubles with email for about a week and felt it was the ISP. After several days and many hours on the phone to another country and far Eastern Canada they solved nothing, but caused one more problem without notifying us. They did correct some problem of their own without admitting it to us or returning a phone call. The problem they further caused was to prevent us from sending our Doteasy account email on their service. These big companies do not like competition! This greatly complicated our personal diagnosis. Since our Doteasy account was now involved, as well as our one with our short staffed ISP, I phoned Doteasy and within 5 minutes of starting the call Pam, in North American English had our problem corrected. That is what I call service.

Doteasy are very reasonably priced and very helpful. They have zero cost, totally banner free hosting ($0) with all the bells and whistles most of us will ever need. For a sample and more of how we appreciate them, see our website they host: http://www.drshenton.com/pb/wp_9de797c1/wp_9de797c1.html

Don Shenton
http://www.drshenton.com/index.html
James DeVone, Sr., 20th 2008 January, 2008
You are invited to view my wesite @www.DeVonMfgCo.com, to see how the "Opportunity" to use THE CHEAP, APPEALING AND EFFICIENT WEBSITE THAT DOTEASY OFFERED. KOOK FORWARD TO YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE "OPPORTUNITIES" OFFERED THERE.
Amy, 18th 2008 January, 2008
I've used Doteasy for more than five years and been quite satisfied with their service. When I've had the occasional glitch, their tech support has been prompt and knowledgeable (for the most part!). For instance, when they upgraded their e-mail interface recently, I had all sorts of sending and receiving problems. One by one, we worked them through. It didn't matter who was assisting, we were able to resolve the problems. I've never paid them a penny, but they continue to give competent, reliable service.
oliver curran, 09th 2008 January, 2008
DOT EASY ARE OK AS LONG AS YOU ARE PLAYING THIER GAME, KEEP FEEDING THE MONEY, THEY HAVE NO MORALS, YOU AS A CUSTOMER ARE MONITOIRED, TYPE IN A DOMIN TO THIER SEARCH, ITS AUTO REVERTED TO BIG DADDY WHO LOOKS WITH BIG EYES AND HOPES YOU DONT CLICK REGISTER, TAKE A LOOK AT WWW.REALBECKHAM.COM, THIS DOMAIN FIRST THOUGHT OF BY ME !! IT WAS HIJACKED BY DOTEASY AND THE BIG DADDY TUSCON OR TUXON WHAT EVER, I TRACED THE DOMAIN FOR MONTHS, AND FOUND LINK AFTER LINK, BOIUGHT BY A GUY IN ENGLAND AND ETC ETC. MORAL OF THE STORY, IF YOU HAVE A GOOD DOMAIN IDEA REGISTER IT STRAIGHT AWAY DONT ASK DOTEASY TO WAIT TILL YOU GET 2 QUID ON YOUR CREDIT CARD, CLEVER CROWD OF PEOPLE.
oliver curran, 09th 2008 January, 2008
dotesy let me down they allowed my domain curranart.com to be taken from me despite on going dialogue with them before the renewal date. the moral of the story is these people have big daddy behgind the TUXSONS ,internet owners.Dont do anything good here it will be eventually stolen. SEE www.curranart.com Where my name is prostuted to benifit the doteasy aided hijacker who as me 90 thousand dollars for my own domain back , this after having had it registered at doteasy for many years. Money and those that cannot be contacted and rip off the small hard working domain builder TALKS.
George, 01st 2008 January, 2008
Stay away from these people. No customer support at all. Promise 24 hour response to your EMAIL! You'll be lucky if they get back to you in 72 hours. If you host here, you better have a backup plan.
Rich Orcutt, 30th 2007 December, 2007
Doteasy is excellent. I have been using them for about seven years, and I have six domains with them. As a web designer, I have had occasion to put dozens of people on their hosting plans.
It's free, for the basic plan, which is all many people need.

I have not seen ANY down time in those 7 years. I have had occasion to use their tech support, and it is always prompt and courteous.

Chris Buckingham, 30th 2007 December, 2007
I am really happy with Doteasy.
They have always been upfront & to the point with me. I find their customer service first class. Their templates can be a little outdated but they offer all this for free.
I'm really happy with them & recommend them to anyone wanting a cheap hassle free site.
PaulWR, 13th 2007 December, 2007
several months ago I moved several domains to Doteasy for hosting, all for free hosting except one main site which I wanted Ultra Hosting for. They have been nothing less than ideal for me. They delivered on their promise of free increased space upon registering sites for free hosting, even when registering my own sites for the upgrade program for me to benefit myself. I get fantastic support, by phone or by email but usually by email since I'm not in US/Canada. I had issues with my previous host and Doteasy were straight forward and clear and concise about how to handle the hosting changeover faultlessly. Also, because I'm previously had a company looking after my hosting and not doing it myself, I wasn't up to speed with how hosting actually 'worked' and Doteasy staff walked me through it all effortlessly, plus they've advised me since on the more hitech aspects of upgrading my main site by concisely describing technologies that were totally unknown to me so that i could easily understand them. I've been very impressed and have no real complaints other than sometimes it seems to take an hour or so for an email to get through the system into my inbox, but it's a negligible issue that I've only spotted 3 times in several months. I'm really pleased with my experience of Doteasy.
Russell, 27th 2007 November, 2007
I am going to echo some other comments here. I've been a customer for 3+ years for a personal site and have been very happy.

In the past few months (late 2007), I have noticed the amount of Spam in 3 of my email accounts go up 10 times. This is even on new email accounts that I set up where there is no possible way of a company knowing about it.

I believe that this is due to the company now trying to push their Spam service as a $7/month add on. No thanks. I'm now searching for a new provider. The spam is too much.
Don Parkes, 07th 2007 November, 2007
The "Basenji Club of Canada" registered its domain name with DotEasy five years ago (and acqured free webhosting for the site for the same period of time). Any other domain registry rates which I investigated at the time did not come close.

When DotEasy recently sent a reminder that the domain name registry was up for renewal, their rates had not changed and the same webhosting was still in effect. The only problem I found is that the Candian/U.S. exchange rates had not changed on their website. It looked like the "Basenji Club of Canada" was going to have to pay $1.39CAN to the $1US, as we did in 2003. (The current exchange rate is wavering close to par, so you can see why I was concerned.)

I obviously wrote to DotEasy about this problem, and asked why the rate had not changed on their website to reflect current exchange rate conditions, and was given a very good and acceptable answer.......but they did suggest an easy way of legally getting around it (which had not occurred to me), on which I followed up. I do not think that there are many such companies like them who would spend the time and energy to determine the best path that a customer should follow.

The "Basenji Club of Canada", as well as my other websites for which I am the webmaster (all hosted by DotEasy), will be grateful that DotEasy has given us such assistance and provided a wonderful avenue to show our wares.

Thanks, DotEasy.
Mike, 25th 2007 October, 2007
Been with Doteasy for years. Works so far. EXCEPT today (10/25). I actually had to call them and they said they were being attacked, so email isn't working.

I've also noticed an increase in spam and wonder if it's because they're trying to sell spam protection and are letting more in. If so, I'll leave them.
Clyde Wallace, 21st 2007 October, 2007
I have been with DotEasy for almost a decade. I started out with the Free Hosting, I grey out of that in a year or so and then switched to the Ultra Plan.
You just can't beat the service, and they Offer tons of free scripts. Use them, You won't find a better Hosting Co.
davis, 18th 2007 October, 2007
has anyone had problems with their email today? 10/17

I can receive a little but all my sent emails are not being received and are being returned.
Robrert N. Seidel, 17th 2007 October, 2007
Our experience with doteasy.com has been excellent. I an old geezer and learn more slowly than some, yet I am eagerly building the site, getting precise, timely, and supportive help from technical service, and altogether a great deal for our money. The site is www.smartny.org .
Mika, 13th 2007 October, 2007
Doteasy Spam & Email Virus Protection?

Has anyone else noticed that ever since Doteasy has been trying to market this new email spam protection, that you have been receiving more and more Spam? I have and it looks pretty shady. I have all the sudden been bombarded with Spam on email accounts that never received Spam. Could it be that Doteasy is allowing SOME spam to get through in order to make 6.95 a month from us? Anyone else notice this happening to their web based email?
Deb, 08th 2007 October, 2007
I think Doteasy.com is GREAT. I have been a Doteasy.com customer for 8 years, and have 5 domains with them for non-profit organizations that I work with. Customer service, what few times I've needed to use it, has been prompt, polite, and accurate. One would be hard-pressed to find an ad-free, FREE web-hosting service with FREE web tools like hit counters, guest books, e-mail forms, etc. anywhere else...and they keep adding to the list of tools available. The fact that Doteasy has been around for a number of years already, and keeps improving, says something. However, if I had one complaint, it would be that e-mail addresses affiliated with domains are almost immediately attacked by spam, even if the address is never used in a "public" way or on a website, and then it costs $7.95/month if you want to use doteasy's spam filter...which is not the easiest to use and I feel is unreasonably expensive. I've gotten around it by having my doteasy domain e-mails set up to come through my e-mail client,, where my anti-spam software takes care of it. Overall, doteasy.com has been a reliable and good service, and I don't hesitate to recommend it to others
nancy, 01st 2007 October, 2007
The reason why other registrars are able to charge less for domain names is because:
1. they have chosen to lose money on the domain name in order to gain your business.
2. They are cutting corners on the other services they provide. (server stability, customer service).

for ".ca" domains in particular these are more expensive no matter where you buy from.
Melissa, 26th 2007 September, 2007
Oh please! For someone who said that $50 for a domain Canadian is actually $25 in US funds!! Where the heck have you been?? The dollar is almost at par! It hasn't been that much of a difference in a decade at least!
John Boland, 17th 2007 September, 2007
If you want domain name and hosting,
they are the BEST!
I've used them for 4 years and never had a problem. Not one. Tech service is great!
And I wouldn't use an email through a hoster. Why? I've already got 5 accounts to check everyday as it is!

jb
www.spaldinggray.com
G, 15th 2007 September, 2007
I completely agree with Arron (below - 25th of June, 2007), the email services are just plain awful. After I happened upon his review I went over to Google Apps and I think doteasy+google apps is the perfect combination for free, basic hosting. Thanks for writing it up Arron!

Testimonial: I've had Doteasy for webhosting and email for a good 4 or 5 years and it fills my very basic hosting needs in that it's FREE POP mail and hosting, and I have low bandwidth needs. So I have to give it a positive rating for that.

HOWEVER - in those years I'd gotten used to being frustrated with my email service. There were long (sometimes 2 week) stretches where incoming emails would bounce for no reason, outgoing webmail would not go out (even though the webserver confirmed it as having been sent), and the only way I knew there was a problem was because the constant junk mail seemed to stop. The free email service does not include any spam blockers, and the tools you are given to block emails are clunky.

I will say that the support responded quickly when I went to open a ticket, but the problem wasn't fixed after a couple of days.

The webhosting was fine. My very basic site was up whenever I checked. I tried using a couple of the free basic webtools Doteasy offered, and they worked fine.

Bottom line: Free hosting is great - but stay away from the email service!
David, 13th 2007 September, 2007
I have to admit there is always something bad and good to say about hosting services. All in all I find doteasy to be a good service.

My site seems to be up most of the time and their email technical support is good enough. (24 hour response times).

I am happy with them and their prices are fair.
Len, 28th 2007 August, 2007
I've been dealing with Doteasy sine 2001 and I've had a very good experience with them.
Their $0 Hosting plan is hard to beat.

They provide me excellent customer service and have knowledgeable technicians.
Arron, 25th 2007 June, 2007
All in all i'd say doteasy is worth the money. I haven't really had too many problems but I wish they offered more (i'd pay more too) I'm looking for a bunch of specific features they dont offer:
- Multiple domains under one bandwidth/storage quota
- Access to sql database from outside source so i can link my sql with ms Word
- Multiple MySql users so I can set permissions.

I was about to switch to Lypha before reading some reviews here. but i haven't seen a single site reviewed on here that isn't praised by some and laid to waste by others.

Here's what i will say about doteasy, no real problems other than the mail servers. They suck (my oppinion) Very slow, unintelligent webmail, poor interface, the whole 9 yards.

But, and this is a big one, THAT'S Totally unimportant. I just switched over to Google Apps for your domain. (www.google.com/a/) and now doteasy's servers NEVER see my mail. After this experience the FIRST thing i would do with ANY domain and ANY host would be to set up Google's domain apps.

please respond if anyone know a good host for the above requirements

-Thanks
Dylan, 25th 2007 June, 2007
Not the best in reliability, but hey it's free
Karen, 11th 2007 June, 2007
I almost forgot to ask:
Anyone have any recommendations for a hosting company that offers similar services as doteasy? I love the mailto scripting and use it all over my site.

Alos, customer service has to excellent and available all the time.

Thanks.
Karen, 11th 2007 June, 2007
Oh my gosh, I am having terrible problems with doteasy and am currently shopping around. Any suggestions. Apparently they are down for the weekend! I cannot write anything to the server, I have tried to call, email and am told there is a 24 hour response time. Well, it's been 48 hours. Anyone know how to report them for fraud? Last week I got excellent support from one of the Techs there, (probably the only one), but now that they are down, they are hiding! Very frustrating and embarassing for me.
Andre Jones, 04th 2007 June, 2007
dpmail09 and dpmail05.doteasy.com is down again. Poor service STAY AWAY..
you will be UNABLE TO Contact tech support until the problem goes away
jt, 03rd 2007 June, 2007
i've hosted four websites with doteasy, and even though they aren't e-commerce, where i need 100% uptime all the time, i've been very happy with them, Every time i've checked the site it's up....Besides that i pay $90.00 for five years hosting, per domain? that's a pretty good deal ...Like i said i don't get tons of traffic, it suits me fine. Thank god i've never had an issue with them 'cause i know that there is no phone support...Overall i'm more than happy...If i had a lot of traffic i'd say go with another (bigger) host...Just my
Clare Spencer, 10th 2007 March, 2007
I have been trying to get Doteasy to release my domain to my new registrar which they have now held up for over ten days. My website is now down and I have had to contact them numerous times. They are now stating it may be another five days and as they are not open over the weekend, this translates in reality to seven days! I transferred another domain name at the same time from another provider and the process took four days and was completely painless. I cannot urge people strongly enough to keep away from Doteasy.
Brandon, 08th 2007 March, 2007
Doteasy hit me for an additional $110.16 over and above the $32.45 that they charge me for the domain name that I chose for the one year period. The $110.16 is supposed to be for web hosting wwhich does me no good considering that I have no website, only email. This service wasn't selected at the time of purchase and now I can't even get a responce from anyone on my case numbers. A support number would be nice!
KingKoopa, 27th 2007 February, 2007
prowsej,

The $50.00 .ca 1-year registration is misleading to you because it's in Canadian currency. It's actually US $25.00 - EXACTLY what they advertise on their webpage.

But if you register for more years you can save money - as low as $18/year!

Doteasy DOES give cash/credit card refunds. Please don't lie.
KingKoopa, 27th 2007 February, 2007
Linda,

By default, Doteasy will auto-renew hosting in the interests of making sure that your service will not be disrupted.

I mean, if they didn't charge you and you lost a bunch of business because of it, you'd be even more angry, right? So you can't win either way.

BUT - you can turn off auto-renewal by contacting them (super easy) or changing the credit card number they have on file through your member zone so they can't bill you! (also super easy to do).

Plus why didn't you get a refund form within 15 days????

So please give it a rest. You're not a victim here, just a very inattentive consumer.
KingKoopa, 27th 2007 February, 2007
LS, your review is not very objective.

The reason why you were charged US $125.00 per domain was almost certainly because you let your domain names expire and slip into their redemption period. Doteasy has no control over the extra $100.00 that the CENTRAL REGISTRY requires to redeem your domain name.

If anything this sounds like YOUR problem, because YOU were extremely negligent in renewing your domain names.
Robert, 21st 2007 February, 2007
I totally understand where Lsmith is coming from. I was shocked, too, when I saw the "exchange rate" note on Doteasy's signup page. Apparently, if you are in the US and you want to use your AMEX, your prices will be subject to Doteasy exchange rate. This is actually an AMEX policy, I've had same experiences with other Canadian merchants. And, there is also the note that since Doteasy's prices are quoted in USD, if you're in Canada and want to pay in CAD, your prices will also be subject to their exchange rate.

Because Doteasy did provide these warnings on all their payment pages (or else I wouldn't know to use my Visa for my Doteasy hosting payments), I disagree that they are 'tricking' clients with their exchange rates. As a merchant, when you receive a chargeback request, your first course of action will be to halt all activities on the account for investigation. That's just common sense. Do know that each time your bank sends a chargeback request to a merchant, there is an extortionate 'service fee' imposed by the banks. So, if Doteasy's asking for $25 bank fee, consider yourself lucky. I've had to pay way more with my previous host. Something I've learned - if I see something on my credit card statement I don't recognize, contact the merchant directly first. Once banks are involved, you'll have to pay the price.
Ken, 13th 2007 February, 2007
This is what I found in Doteasy Terms and Conditions.

"Billing inquiries and disputes should be brought to Doteasy attention within 30 days of the invoice date. Failure to do so will be deemed to be an admission that invoice and charges are accurate.

If chargeback or charge dispute notices are received for your account(s), any Services provided to you may be immediately suspended pending investigation and are subject to chargeback service charges."

I think it is fair enough as they had already stated that in the Terms and Conditions. Some people just don't read anything and without contacting the Support for more information.
Lsmith, 12th 2007 February, 2007
This is the worst experience I have ever had on the web. Our 501C3 NON-PROFIT CHARITY was ripped off by these animals.$466. because of a dispute over the exchange rate which they trick you into. I asked for a dipute, And we were correct, our bank recharged the correct amounts to them . Then they locked our accounts and would not turn them back on unless we were to pay an extra $125 re-activation fee plus a $25 bank fee for each of our three accounts. Extortionist. I hope I can get the word out. They never returned our money and we did not have the extra $200 to get things reactivated...So they have our money, and we have Nothing. Thanks dotsleazy !
Doteasy CS, 06th 2007 February, 2007
Doteasy is many contact channels:

1) Email contact form
2) Live Chat
3) Phone Support

You can also use our forum to post up your questions.

http://forum.doteasy.com

Please come visit us and see our new promo and updates in our forum.
Doteasy CS, 06th 2007 February, 2007
Here is our refund policy for Hosting services:

- if within 14 days of invoice, payment can be refunded upon US15 refund service charge;
-if after 14 days of invoice, payment cannot be funded, you have a option of:

a) continue to use service until expiry
b) cancel for in-store credit on remainder of paid term
prowsej, 25th 2007 January, 2007
They charge exorbatant rates for their domains - $50 for a .ca domain!

They will not let you change your user name, they have no possible way of doing this. Someone else set up the web site that I now manage and I'm stuck using his user name.

They will not provide refunds at all - only credit. No matter what.
Robert, 24th 2007 January, 2007
Doteasy finally has phone support (604) 434-4307

I think this will just make their support so much better, rather than waiting 24 hours for a reply to an email.
Linda, 13th 2007 January, 2007
Keep as far away as you can. They just renewed my site without my permission and I don't have access to it. They change details to their contracts as they wish. Charge when they shouldn't charge. They pretend to have many workers and when you tell them you don't want to renew they keep asking you again and again. Related to in2net.net and dollarhost.com. Be careful
Paul, 12th 2007 January, 2007
It is no wonder doteasy doesn't have a telephone number...they're hiding! After years of rotten service my organization is giving up on them...Problem is that over a week's worth of effort has not gotten them to take down our existing websites so that we can post new ones via a different provider...and we own the domain names!

Be warned one and all...STAY AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE! You will spare yourself a terrible time and an exercise in frustration. I feel like I've been dealing with the MacKenzie brothers - HOSERS!
James, 10th 2007 January, 2007
These guys are flying dickheads. Unbelievably
bad service and NO WAY TO CONTACT THEM.

It's hard for something that's free to be a poor
value, but that's what this is.
AVOID AVOID AVOID
ramesh, 14th 2006 December, 2006
Doteasy not providing good services.
for a week atlest 2 times the server down, we are not getting the emails.
Gunther, 05th 2006 December, 2006
This weekend was the last straw for me,wiped out all of my files again.Moved everything over to GeoHost.ca at least they have direct phone support and my site is up and running.
Tony Bell, 03rd 2006 December, 2006
For Doteasy.com read Fiddler's Elbow Hosting - 'cause its up and down like one, time to find a reliable host. I'm told they do exist!

Doteasy can't decide if this weekend's problems are because of hardware failure or planned maintenance... give me strength!!!
Jack, 18th 2006 November, 2006
Mail been out for 18hours
TraceRoute to 65.61.209.9 [dpmail09.doteasy.com]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0 66.98.244.1 gphou-66-98-244-1.ev1.net
2 0 0 0 66.98.241.16 gphou-66-98-241-16.ev1.net
3 0 0 0 66.98.240.5 gphou-66-98-240-5.ev1.net
4 106 3 2 129.250.10.189 ge-1-14.r04.hstntx01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
5 1 1 1 129.250.4.106 xe-4-2.r03.hstntx01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
6 1 1 1 129.250.2.228 xe-0-1-0.r20.hstntx01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
7 38 37 37 129.250.4.112 p64-1-3-0.r21.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
8 37 37 37 129.250.2.8 xe-0-1-0.r20.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
9 44 44 44 129.250.4.114 p64-0-3-0.r20.mlpsca01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
10 44 45 44 129.250.3.187 xe-1-2-0.r21.mlpsca01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
11 61 61 61 129.250.4.22 p64-0-0-0.r20.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
12 61 61 61 129.250.2.205 xe-3-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
13 64 64 64 198.104.203.186 ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net
14 64 65 64 65.61.192.161 host-65-61-192-161.in2net.com
15 65 65 65 65.61.192.178 host-65-61-192-178.in2net.com
16 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
17 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
18 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
19 Timed out Timed out Timed out -

Trace aborted.
Gunther, 30th 2006 October, 2006
Picture hosting,again not working,why did I pay all that extra money???
Roy, 29th 2006 October, 2006
You will be lucky of you get half of your email. Blocks email from yahoo.groups. Sites are down days at a time. No customer service unless you like resolutions 5 days after the fact. And this is for an ultra account! Used to be good. But now stay away
Tim Claason, 23rd 2006 October, 2006
I've used Doteasy for over 4 years now. As my needs grew, and the abundance of cheap web hosting was pleantiful, I gradually moved my domains away from them.
If you want PHP, mySQL, or other scripting/database, Doteasy is not a great choice. On the other hand, if you want a cheap host/domain provider with very little setup, Doteasy may be for you.
For years, they didn't have a SMTP server for you to use. Their uptime was definitely less than 99.6% or whatever they promise.
Their tech support is not good. It typically takes between 18 and 26 hours for them to respond, via e-mail...last I checked, they don't really offer over-the-phone support.
Bottom line: For about $3 or $4 more per year, I can definitely beat the value, and if I was really frugal, I could probably cut it in half, and still have PHP and mySQL.
Arvind, 22nd 2006 October, 2006
The submit email forms (web tools for members of doteasy) are not working for the last two days, and I'm losing business. I wonder how doteasy has 120,000 customers!
Sam, 17th 2006 October, 2006
I guess it doesn't really make sense me adding to the complaints and stating that doteasy is even more ridiculous than they say. Their service is horendously poor. I don't understand how companies like this are able to continue to do business in such a competitive industry.
Arvind Chauhan, 11th 2006 October, 2006
I have taken unlimited 20 GB hosting form doteasy two months ago. Their web tools, etc. are very good, and they've always responded well (within 48 hours) to my queries. The only problem is that 1 out of 100 times my site doesn't open - sometimes for several minutes. But I guess that is ok, as long as it doesn't increase in frequency!
Gunther Dorn, 29th 2006 September, 2006
Well here we go again,system is down again and was down perodically the other day.Very hard to conuct business this way when system isn't working.Give me my money back.
Tony, 25th 2006 September, 2006
Doteasy has been hit & miss ALL day - I'm now beginning to discover mail has not been delivered over recent weeks - guess you get what you pay for ;-)
(Free but no service I guess...)
Angry again, 25th 2006 September, 2006
Is email having issues today? It's 10:40am Pacific Time and Doteasy's site is not working and email is hit and miss....
Trey, 22nd 2006 September, 2006
Are you kidding? Three straight days of problems during my business hours.
Scott, 22nd 2006 September, 2006
Wow...this is something else.
Any idea how long this yo-yo of up, down, up, down is going to last? --I've got business to conduct....
Gunther, 22nd 2006 September, 2006
Was working fine last night and early this morning ,now crashed again for a while and now up again....hate to see what the weekend brings when the techs aren't there.
Gary, 22nd 2006 September, 2006
Anyone have any experience with StartLogic, NetFirms or Bluehost. It is time for me to move on from Dot Easy.
ed, 22nd 2006 September, 2006
It's Friday and Doteasy is down again. How do I get out of here?
Gunther, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Oh! yes Jon,I have paid more than a couple of $100 now to Doteasy and am not getting anything
Gunther, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Again my pictures are not showing up on ebay..have a look seller id oldconvent
Can't sell items when people can't see the pictures
Jack, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Seems functioning now 11:34 9/21
Claire, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Down again! My contract is up in December... time to find another provider.
May, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Email is down again. My free hotmail is more reliable. I won't be renewing next year.
andrew, 21st 2006 September, 2006
yeah. mine is down AGAIN.

this is amazing.
Jack, 21st 2006 September, 2006
Again 9/21 09:49 CDT

The connection has timed out

The server at dpmail09.doteasy.com is taking too long to respond.

However
TraceRoute to 65.61.209.9 [dpmail09.doteasy.com]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0 66.98.244.1 gphou-66-98-244-1.ev1.net
2 1 1 9 66.98.241.16 gphou-66-98-241-16.ev1.net
3 1 1 1 38.99.206.173 -
4 1 1 1 66.28.64.13 g4-3-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com
5 6 6 6 66.28.4.97 p5-0.core01.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com
6 8 7 6 154.54.2.22 p1-0.core01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
7 6 6 6 154.54.6.54 t3-2.mpd01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
8 7 6 6 154.54.5.177 g5-0-0.core01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
9 6 6 6 154.54.11.134 verio.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
10 50 50 50 129.250.3.152 p64-0-0-0.r20.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
11 50 50 50 129.250.3.42 p64-2-0-0.r21.mlpsca01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
12 66 66 66 129.250.4.22 p64-0-0-0.r20.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
13 66 66 66 129.250.2.205 xe-3-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
14 68 76 79 198.104.203.186 ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net
15 68 67 68 65.61.192.161 host-65-61-192-161.in2net.com
16 112 69 68 65.61.192.174 host-65-61-192-174.in2net.com
17 Timed out Timed out 231 65.61.209.9 dpmail09.doteasy.com

Trace complete
Jon, 20th 2006 September, 2006
We've been back up for a while. If you are running outlook or outlook express you may have to restart it to get your send/receive going again. If you want a customer service number, feel free to pay a couple hundred dollars a year more somewhere else. Problem is, that all you are paying for is a sounding board for your frustrations as they always are aware of the problem and doing what they can to fix it. A customer service number wouldn't be much help.
Gunther, 20th 2006 September, 2006
No it is not resolved yet,would be nice if you had customer support Ph #

ERROR:> Can't connect to remote server. Socket error = #2000.
ERROR:> Timeout (30000 ms).
Doteasy.com, 20th 2006 September, 2006
The problem should be resolved by now.
Gunther, 20th 2006 September, 2006
My picture hosting is down,has been down all morning,makes selling items on ebay impossible,will lose big dollars if people can't see the pictures....not happy
Jason, 20th 2006 September, 2006
This is taking FOREVER to be corrected! Not worth the headache! Time to look elsewhere.
Doteasy.com, 20th 2006 September, 2006
We are currently working on the issue at hand and hope to have this resolved shortly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
jas, 20th 2006 September, 2006
ahhhhhh i need my email!
andrew, 20th 2006 September, 2006
i just got all of my emails, but still cant access doteasy.com which makes me think that this is a temporary fix.

two questions: what is DOSed? what is tracert? and what is the signifigance of what you posted there? i'm curious
doteasy user, 20th 2006 September, 2006
If I don't start getting my email in the next few hours, I am s-c-r-e-w-e-d
Sean, 20th 2006 September, 2006
They need to have a better relationship with their upstream provider. Doteasy is being DOSed.

The reason you can still access the hosted websites as opposed to e-mail is because the websites are for the most part hosted at in2net. (traceroute it yourself and see). I've been having second thoughts about Doteasy for awhile now and this tears it, I'm looking elsewhere.
Dan, 20th 2006 September, 2006
DOS attack? If so, aren't there way to avert such an attack? I dread moving 20+ domains, but...
Claire, 20th 2006 September, 2006
Down again today. It is very frustrating especially when you rely on E-mail for communication.
lukas, 20th 2006 September, 2006
email down for me as well. this sucks.
Jon, 20th 2006 September, 2006
Here is our tracert for todays e-mail problems:


D:\>tracert mail.*********.com

Tracing route to dpmail05.doteasy.com [65.61.209.5]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 9 ms 9 ms * GE-5-7-ur02.saltlakecity.ut.utah.comcast.net [68
.87.170.189]
4 9 ms 9 ms * 10g-9-4-ar02.saltlakecity.ut.utah.comcast.net [6
8.87.170.13]
5 17 ms 16 ms 16 ms 12.116.159.9
6 41 ms 40 ms 43 ms tbr1013801.dvmco.ip.att.net [12.123.207.138]
7 43 ms 42 ms 45 ms tbr2-cl31.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.12.133]
8 42 ms 40 ms 43 ms ggr3-ge110.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.82.169]
9 68 ms 52 ms 54 ms 192.205.33.178
10 44 ms 45 ms 45 ms p64-2-0-0.r21.mlpsca01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.25
0.3.42]
11 60 ms 60 ms 65 ms p64-0-0-0.r20.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.25
0.4.22]
12 62 ms 61 ms 59 ms xe-3-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.2
.205]
13 343 ms 284 ms 309 ms ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net [198.104.2
03.186]
14 65 ms 63 ms 65 ms host-65-61-192-161.in2net.com [65.61.192.161]
15 69 ms 65 ms 142 ms host-65-61-192-174.in2net.com [65.61.192.174]
16 * * 296 ms dpmail05.doteasy.com [65.61.209.5]

Trace complete.

D:\>
Trey, 20th 2006 September, 2006
What's the longest email freeze one has expereinced with Doteasy?
Jack, 20th 2006 September, 2006
Yes mail not available for the past couple of hours.
Main Site down for about the last hour so no way of submitting a problem ticket.
Trey, 20th 2006 September, 2006
My emails have been down all day & my business heavily relies on it. Anybody have a host they recommend. I can't afford this problem in the future.
Melinda, 20th 2006 September, 2006
I've been happy with Doteasy in general and haven't had terrible issues like others have. However, today e-mail is down. I get email errors in Outlook saying it can't log into pop3 server. Here's an interesting thing: their primary website,doteasy.com, is also down, BUT ALL my customer sites hosted by them ARE UP.
May, 20th 2006 September, 2006
I cannot access my email as of 8:45am PST. Very frustrating!
Rick, 20th 2006 September, 2006
I have several sites hosted by doteasy, sites are up but email is down as of early this morning. most of me sites are ultra hosting. VERY FRUSTRATING
andrew, 20th 2006 September, 2006
anybody having problems today? i havent been able to access email all morning.

i used doteasy for a free site for about 3 years and never had any problems. ever since upgrading to the ultra package about a month ago, the email is down just about every other day. they are awful
Jack, 08th 2006 September, 2006
Unable to access Email 17:30 CDT
IP address: 65.61.209.9
Host name: dpmail09.doteasy.com

My own site www.jack-stewart.com
IP address: 65.61.216.3
Host name: jack-stewart.com

Unlike two weeks ago can access
IP address: 65.61.199.131
Host name: doteasy.com but trace fails
Mark, 07th 2006 September, 2006
Are websites and email down today? It is 3:15pm (PST)
Sharon, 07th 2006 September, 2006
I have several sites with Doteasy & have for several years. In the 5 years I have had accounts with them I have had only had a handful of tech issues. As with ANY hosting service you will have some downtime at some point. It is to be expected......Customer service has ALWAYS been reasonable - - - within 24 hours just like they say. The only thing I don't like is the Email Options & Hosting Options run together...... if your payment fails when renewing an Email Option they take your entire site....... that I didn't like. They should be separate. But it got resolved quickly so I am still happy. So besides that and the fact that they should have a PHONE CUSTOMER SUPPORT - I love the company & my 33 clients love them too. THANK YOU!!
dotsleazy, 06th 2006 September, 2006
The site is up but my email is toast. I haven't received an email in 24 hours! All emails sent to my account get returned to the sender. That is totally unacceptable and costing me my business. I'm considering building a class action suite and am interested if other people feel the same.
Chad, 05th 2006 September, 2006
I am done with doteasy. I am moving my domains to afmu.com which has basically the same deal, just with better stuff and much quicker support so far.
Gary, 05th 2006 September, 2006
Our email has been down most of today, 9-5-06. No reply from them as to what the problem is. We have their Ultra Hosting package. You would think they would provide a phone number for tech. support so we wouldn't have to wait hours or days for email support.
Landon, 04th 2006 September, 2006
I've been having troubles with them for awhile now, sites going down and not sending/receiving emails. I'm currently transfering my domain to somewhere else. They don't have a phone contact to tech support or any support for that matter. You have to send an e-mail and they will reply to you within '24 hours'--which it took 2 days to get a reply to my question. I wouldn't go back to doteasy, ever.
David Hilton, 02nd 2006 September, 2006
I haven't been able to get doteasy.com since 9/30, nor either of my sites. Is anyone else getting any uptime at all from them? I have to figure out if I need to bail.
Thanks,
David
Dana, 01st 2006 September, 2006
Has anyone else had a problem with receiving e-mail today? I'm also a little nervous since last week and sent a test e-mail to myself, but it took almost 3 hours to receive.
Tony, 01st 2006 September, 2006
I'm getting twitchy - they are back, but for how long. Service is really erratic recently - anyone else notice the downturn?
Tony, 01st 2006 September, 2006
Not lookin' good is it? However I've just rec'd a response from their support desk on an unrelated issue, so it could be a temporary glich. Lets hope they are not planning to improve their service again - not after last week's fiasco.
David Hilton, 31st 2006 August, 2006
Doteasy is down right now. Anyone know why?
Doteasy, 26th 2006 August, 2006
Dear Customer,

Thank you for your problem report. In the past 24 hours we had
experienced network problems due to a recent network upgrade we had
begun on Aug 24, 2006.

The network problems affected some clients access to POP email and/or
website access.

As of 6:00pm Pacific Time Aug 25, 2006 we believe that all related
problems have been resolved. Please test your service functionality
once again and notify us if you continue to experience problems with
your services.

Any emails not delivered to your accounts during this time should be
re-delivered to your accounts over the next several hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.


Doteasy.com
Tony, 26th 2006 August, 2006
I can now get to my sites & mail from the UK but wouldn't it be nice if Doteasy told us what happened? I can't see anything on their website by way of explanation...
lou, 25th 2006 August, 2006
indiana here.. and i'm on DSL, so forget the timewarner cable stuff... collecting my traceroute now
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
All working now 9:43 Central
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Email is back up for me now. I was able to access my email via the doteasy site back at 5pm too. But now able to get it from Outlook. FTP is up, Doteasy is up, my sites are up, and now email. I hope this is fixed for good.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Webmail UP
Site UP
Doteasy Site UP
POP Mail - Not Working 7:46 Central
Trev, 25th 2006 August, 2006
back online, but I'd like to thank the orange strip at the top of this page and the fluorescent money graphic thing on the left for the chance to provide a quote for anyone who bothers to check this temporary community...

"Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you'll be a mile away, and you'll have their shoes"
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
As of around 5pm (PST) I have all three of my sites back up and ftp access is working. Email is not working yet...holding my breath.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
My website and the main doteasy site are back up. I don't know about email yet.
Anthony, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I too would like another host for a number of accounts I have with Doteasy.

Any providers taking accounts under the same economic and spec terms?
Doteasy, 25th 2006 August, 2006
We have upgraded our network last night to improve our network performance. However, we have received reports regarding network issues. To help us further investigate this issue, please provide us with the following information.

1) What is the problem you are encountering? (ie. Are you not able to view your website? Are you not able to access your emails?)

2) When did this issue start? (date and time)

3) Who is your Internet Service Provider?

4) Please provide us with your name and telephone number so that we may contact you if more information is necessary.

5) Where are you located? (city & state)

6) What is your IP address? (Go to http://whatismyip.org and it will show you your IP address.)

7) Please perform the following trace route test for us.

Please send all resuls to destaff@gmail.com
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Just spoke with a real person and he said this is a very complex problem, but they plan to get it fixed today.
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Betty,
I just spoke with Bluehost, which is going to replace Doteasy for us, and they said that we set up the e-mail with both places until the change fully takes place. She said it takes a little over 24 hours to make the switch. My VOIP went out at that moment, having problems with that lately, too! I think it's also Time Warner's problem, but they keep saying it's SunRocket....ugh!
Jim, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Ohio here. Time Warner.

Looks like the traceroute terminates somewhere in Seattle Washington.
Betty, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I'm from upstate New York and can't access my website or my email. We are thinking of switching hosts. Does anybody know what would happen to email sent but not received if we were to switch before doteasy comes back on line?
Joe, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Add Michigan in. I've got about 24 sites down. Trace ends at same place. TW RoadRunner is my connection.
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
It seems like everyone with a problem here is from TX except for me (FL) and one guy from England. Everyone's trace is ending at the exact same address, though. I just spoke with the company and of course, they have no clue when it will be resolved.
Becky, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Sent my trace. I'm in Texas. It terminates:

14 70 69 70 198.104.203.186 ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Happy 6th Birthday doteasy!! Thanks for the present!
Jim, 25th 2006 August, 2006
WTF? They definately are losing my future business as soon as they come back up.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
They told me they did some network changes last night that led to the problem. They really need to roll back those changes, if possbile.
Jim, 25th 2006 August, 2006
What a bunch of crap. I remember some time ago something similar to this happening with GoDaddy.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I hope this gets resolved soon. Last night I was trying to up load my updated and website (www.securityalpha.com) and network security podcast when I couldn't get an ftp connection. I am "between jobs" right now and my doteasy account is the one I use for my resumes. I guess I need to change to my gmail account from now on.
Tony, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Just a thought - these people who can access doteasy, are they viewing cached data? Try pressing Ctrl + F5 then try again...
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
For what it's worth, my brother is in CA, he uses Adelphia, and he can access Doteasy's site.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
We have been working with them on and off. The problem primarily seems to be people using Time Warner, Comcast or Adelphia cable connections to the internet. You can send emails to destaff@gmail.com. If you know how to send them a trace route, do so.
If not, read down this list for instructions in an early posting.
Betty, 25th 2006 August, 2006
We are thinking of switching hosts. Does anybody know what would happen to email sent but not received if we were to switch before doteasy comes back on line?
Becky, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I have three websites hosted with Doteasy. They are all down. I also cannot access doteasy.com to request support. If anyone has a way to contact them I'd really appreciate knowing what it is.
Tony, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Mark - tried to access CrashSite but cant. Your comment prompted me to check my stats and I've apparently had hits this afternoon from the USA on SuffolkBasketball.net but I'm not sure if I trust the timestamps, an upload I carried out last night is showing as this afternoon...
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Tony, see if you can access this doteasy hosted website: www.crashsite.org I checked my statcounter and it looks like people have been visiting it this morning from the UK, Asia and parts of the US. Let me know. thanks...
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Well it seems that through ingenuity borne out of frustration we seem to be getting our message and information to Doteasy. Let's see if they can respond with positive results
Tony, 25th 2006 August, 2006
30 straight "request timed out" responses from my tracert through British Telecom here in the UK
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Thanks everyone.

forward trace routes to destaff@gmail.com. If you don't have email. post them here or send them to me and I will forward them on.

jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
TraceRoute to 65.61.199.131 [doteasy.com]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0 66.98.244.1 gphou-66-98-244-1.ev1.net
2 0 0 0 66.98.241.16 gphou-66-98-241-16.ev1.net
3 1 1 0 38.99.206.173 -
4 1 1 1 66.28.64.65 g10-3-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com
5 6 6 6 66.28.4.97 p5-0.core01.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com
6 6 6 6 154.54.2.22 p1-0.core01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
7 6 6 6 154.54.6.62 t4-2.mpd01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
8 6 6 6 154.54.3.41 g2-0-0.core01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
9 9 9 9 154.54.10.30 verio.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com
10 Timed out 56 52 129.250.3.152 p64-0-0-0.r20.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
11 53 53 53 129.250.3.42 p64-2-0-0.r21.mlpsca01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
12 69 69 69 129.250.4.22 p64-0-0-0.r20.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
13 70 69 69 129.250.2.205 xe-3-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
14 81 79 77 198.104.203.186 ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net
15 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
16 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
17 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
18 Timed out Timed out Timed out -

Trace aborted.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Okay folks, here is the scoop so far. I called the dollarhost number and they said that the problem is apparenly only with certain ISPs including some in California. They can't see www.vistainter.com either, so this may be a Canadian problem. When I was talking to Time Ware, their rep was also in Canada and couldn't bring up vistainter either. I am waiting for them to send me some email to my gmail account and I will send them some trace logs and the posts from this site. If anyone wants to help go to a command line on windows and type tracert www.doteasy.com and send the results to me. If you need help to cut and paste from a command line window, let me know. Send the emails to me at l.schex@gmail.com.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Let's review

We cannot access anything related to doteasy.com - our own sites and corporate relatives of Doteasy

We cannot access our mail records on doteasy.com POP serverfor download to our Email Client

It is reported that others can access our sites and perhaps the POP server from other locations
which may be using different ISPs

Most of us seem to be TW/COMCAST ISP customers.

I have sent Emails from my RR SMTP Server to my Doteasy Server

As yet they do not seem to have been "bounced" which leads me to be believe my mail box may be filling up.

The last good point on traces from many destinations is
ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net [198.104.203.186]

We have discovered the possibility that our dynamic / static IPs from our ISP may be
specifically or range blacklisted on some lists

I will fax this to Doteasy with a recap of the conversations on this site which has become the
emergency rallying point for unhappy customers

Jack

Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
That is what I am getting. But this is too cooincidental.
Alan, 25th 2006 August, 2006
How funny. I just got an e-mail from doteasy telling me that they know of the problems we have been having and want feedback. They want us to use their online support though. Kinda hard to do when you can't get to their site.
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I spoke with Time Warner and after going through many "let's try this", they said they don't know what's wrong and to contact Doteasy.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I am on hold with time warner the support person is actually in Canada and can't get to www.vistainter.com either. They are looking into this now.
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Oh, ok thanks. I have no idea about that stuff.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Timewarner and comcast own Adelphia.
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I use Adelphia and I'm in FL
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Except for the guy in the UK
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I am going to call time warner. this sounds like their problem.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
The same from here in Texas
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Lee, mine dies in the exact same spot, except it's line 17 for me.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
My trace routes are dying here each time:

16 91 ms 93 ms 90 ms ge-1-1.r00.sttlwa01.us.ce.gin.ntt.net [198.104.203.186]
Alan, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I'm on BrightHouse/Roadrunner Cable which is blacklisted
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Time Warner/RoadRunner in San Antonio
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
TW Roadrunner houston.rr.com
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I use Adelphia high speed internet service. There's no ETA on a fix as of yet.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Any common elements here? I am on time/warner cable using roadrunner. Is anybody else on the same system?
Tony, 25th 2006 August, 2006
A little wider than the US I'm affraid - I'm in the UK and can't get to web sites or e-mail
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Spoke with a person there who had me email my results from a trace. He's supposed to call me back. They're aware of the problem and think it's mostly a U.S. issue, although my friend who can view my site is living in the U.S.
Alan, 25th 2006 August, 2006
The problems may in be with your internet provider. If you go to http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx and put in your IP address you can see if your IP is blacklisted or not. I checked and my IP address is blacklisted. Many hosts implement security features that weed out spammers and because of this if your provider has not configured your IP address properly it has potential to get blacklisted. If it does and your host (or any host) implements these security features as I think Doteasy is doing you will be blocked from using e-mail and surfing websites on their servers. I've had to deal with this problem before with another host and a different internet provider. The problem now is I wish I could call and actually get through and talk with someone at Doteasy to confirm this. Obviously since I can't view their website I can't use their online support.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I got to talk to a human. He said they are aware of the problem with doteasy, but he didn't know what was wrong. Of course, he said put in help ticket, but I told him I can't reach the web site. He said be patient.
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Their office is now open (604) 608.6868, but operators are "helping other customers" and we have to just leave a message. They are also called dollarhost, which of course is also down. I would guess that they know there is a problem, but it would be nice if we knew how long it will be until its back to normal. At least our sites are still up and running and hopefully our customers think that business is as usual.
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Thanks Dana, this is very frustrating (and odd).
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
My husband said their chat service is offline (will probably be online in an hour when their office opens) , but he's sending a service ticket and will try later.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
This sounds like they are under a Denial of Service attack (DOS). I can resovle the name to an IP address, but can't ping it. Tracert dies trying to reach them. If this is the problem, then it could be a long wait to get it resolved.
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
We'll try...I'll let you know what we find out.
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Last night I started to look for a new home for my 3 websites currently hosted by DotEasy. I am looking at Bluehost simply by it's popularity but I am also looking into HostMySite. They had down time just recently and this is how THEY handled and communicated it. Granted I'm assuming members could access the company's website during the outage. Check this out...

http://www.hostmysite.com/emergency/
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Dana, can your husband use the chat service on Doteasy's site to inform them of the problem?
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Thanks for the info Trev...I fear viruses, but am stuck with Microsoft! I found another number. It has the same physical address as Doteasy, calls itself a different name, but they will probably be able to help. They do not open until 10:00 am Pacific time, but the number is (604) 608-6868.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
these are the Email validation results I got on one of my Doteasy addresses - too technical for me.

Validation results

error: Timed out

canonical address: <contact@j***.com>

MX records
preference exchange IP address (if included)
10 dpmail09.doteasy.com [0.0.0.0]
SMTP session

[Resolving dpmail09.doteasy.com...]
[Contacting dpmail09.doteasy.com [65.61.209.9]...]
[Timed out]
Betty, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Losing business and patience. Has anybody heard anything from doteasy. Have emailed and faxed them this morning with no reply as yet.
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
hopefull they are aware that there is even a problem, if they can't send email. Anyone have quick access to a fax machine. their fax number is 604-608-6832
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
My site is still down...7:30am (PST)...therefore my business is still down!

DOTEASY
Suite 210 - 3602 Gilmore Way
Burnaby ,V5G 4W9
BC ,Canada
Phone: 1 604 434 4307
Email: staff[@]doteasy.com
Trev, 25th 2006 August, 2006
It's not a virus Dana

(I'm on a Mac and I can't access it, whereas my mate at work can)
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
(604) 434-4307, but when I called last night they say that they do not have telephone support and if you have an issue you must address it at their website (ha!). I've been looking at Bluehost.com and they offer 24/7...just called and was able to talk to someone! I guess we're going to switch since we have a business.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Owner: Doteasy Technology Inc.

Site in business since 21-Aug-1999

Email/Contact staff at doteasy(dot)com

Phone Number 1 604 434 4307

Street Suite 210 - 3602 Gilmore Way
City Burnaby
State British Columbia
Postalcode v3l 5p5
Country Canada
Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Dana is right. My friend can access my site fine. Must be something with DNS, I guess. The question is how long unti it's resolved?
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Something strange must be going on. When I created a new site about a month ago, people at my old employer couldn't resolve the name, but I could at home. This may be a DNS-name resolution issue. If someone can get me the city they are in and the corporate name, I will try to call their main office.
Dana, 25th 2006 August, 2006
This is really weird...doteasy is up and running on other computers. My husband just checked our mail and website from his work and he said everything is working fine. Does that mean that we could possibly have a virus or something? We cannot even go to the doteasy website from our home computer.
Trev, 25th 2006 August, 2006
It's my fault... I've had a domain parked with them for years now and just used the email service... now I'm ready to upload my website. I'm cursed I tell you! ;)

Seems like a serious problem though. Surely they won't have gone broke... has to be hardware.
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
I do not know - I just hope they haven't gone bust - still early in Vancouver BC

Scott, 25th 2006 August, 2006
What do you guys make of the fact that it was back up briefly last night and then crashed again? Is this a minor fix or major problem?
Jack, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Still down as of 7:47 Central. I am also looking for work and my Email is thru Doteasy -
Lee, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Down again. It went down again at midnight Central time and as far as I can tell has not come back up as of 7 a.m. Central time. This is really bad. I am an out of work IT person and my email on my resumes is through doteasy.
Mark, 25th 2006 August, 2006
Ok they are down again. This is the second time today and it has been going on for another 2+ hours! I'm taking my business elsewhere...
lou, 24th 2006 August, 2006
What's going on with DotEasy? Are they coming back online?
Mark, 24th 2006 August, 2006
Lately I've become very worried about hosting my site with them. After using them for about 5 years they seem to be having more and more downtimes. Today for around 2+ hours my site (and of course email) was down. Even the DotEasy site was down. I did a search for sites hosted by them and they were all down. COME ON! It drives me crazy and I am NOT using their free service (which shouldn't make a difference), I am paying for their Ultra hosting to run my business on their servers. In fact that is why I am here to find a new hosting company...
Meshaal, 24th 2006 August, 2006
I'm a customer for almost 5 years, the free hosting as a cost is good but as realibilty it is crap .. for example the server for the web and POP3 is down right now while i'm writing this review.

Their feedback can reach you fast but in many times they take up to 24 hours and if it is a weekend then it is 48 hours.

Their major drawback is the outgoing pop3 port 25 which is unsecure and because of that you won't be able to send emails from POP3.

As a temp space for cheap hosting it is good .. but for a true website find a better hosting .. i tried their advance hosting for 3 months and didn't notice anything wrong.

Any how .. i'm still thinking of wether taking the risk for a PHP hosting with them or shall i take the risk with another company.

every company has its disadvantages.
Lee, 24th 2006 August, 2006
Doteasy main site and my web sites are still down at 5:04 p.m. Central time. I have been having some trouble with getting email and others getting a bounce when trying to reach me. Up until recently, I have never problems with the company.
Shane, 24th 2006 August, 2006
I have them for over 20 FREE sites. I have never had a problem. They always get back to me within an hour or two.
Very good. However, I would like to know more about this credit card thing.
Ray, 24th 2006 August, 2006
They have been off line for almost 1 hour , today 8/24/06 @ 5:54PM, and I am waiting for an email that can make me $400,000 , if I do not get it I will loose it. Can you believe this? Almost 1 hour w/o our emails!!!!!!!
robin, 08th 2006 August, 2006
what a trash! stay away from them and never give away your credit card details unless you are rich and can afford losing money.
Don, 27th 2006 July, 2006
great host, I used them for 2 years, never burned me.
John Jones, 27th 2006 July, 2006
I have 6 domains by DotEasy, there free service is garbage, there paid ones are excellent. I like there customer support crew, and the ability to have a ton of email accounts!
John, 25th 2006 July, 2006
Excellent - good customer service
Jack, 14th 2006 July, 2006
I am considering moving my domain from Doteasy. They have had more downtime than is acceptable to me and today, both our email accounts are inactive. No email coming in and no one to ask about it.
Donald, 15th 2006 June, 2006
I've been pleased with doteasy. I started using them 5 years ago and have added 7 more domians with hosting for a total of 8. I've had good response from tech support.
Daniel, 29th 2006 May, 2006
stay away form Doteasy: they employ negative billing, signing you up for services that are initially free but then they satrt charging you if you don't keep on top of their notices. Extremely hard ot get in touch with them, they have NO SUPPORT PHONE NUMBER. Extremely difficult to close accounts or move hosting elsewhere.
Ami, 17th 2006 April, 2006
I have also been burned by Doteasy. They stole money from my debit card with an unauthorized upgrade. They don't even have a customer service telephone number, and they wouldn't resolve my issue. My advice: avoid doing business with Doteasy.
L.T., 30th 2006 March, 2006
Please be warned that Doteasy engages in illegal and unfair business practices. Because they are based in Canada, it is very hard for U.S. customers to get justice.

The biggest scam that Doteasy engages in is automatically enrolling its users in a $95 upgrade. You find out that you have been "upgraded" when the charge appears on your credit card, and you can't stop the upgrade or get your money back.
Lup, 27th 2006 March, 2006
A lot of junk mail for the free hosting service. Hotmail, Yahoo, and some other email services have identified Doteasy' IP as junk mail so you won't be able to use the web mail to send to those accounts.
dave sux, 17th 2006 March, 2006
dave sux....you work 4 the competition...duh
Cindy, 02nd 2006 March, 2006
I have problem uploading my files during the President's Day, then I tried to contact doteasy by email and I have left them a number for call back. I thought they closed but one of the customer reps, "Minnie" called me and helped me to publish my web site. She really did help me through! Thank you doteasy.
Rob, 22nd 2006 February, 2006
David, your review is not very subjective. I have 12 websites hosted with Doteasy, and never had a problem in 6 years. I've contacted Support a few times, and they ALWAYS reply within 24 hours. And what exactly do you want with a FREE account? Tea with 3 sugars and cake? GET REAL! Its free. And what other hosting company offers everything Doteasy has and more FOR FREE? Tell me, I'd love to know.
David, 21st 2006 February, 2006
I would stay away from doteasy at all costs. The so called "free" thing is totally horrible especially if anything ever goes wrong or you need help. Go try their chat... it'll act like you're in line but most of the time after a minute or so it will say "not available" Trouble tickets come with the message:"we will try to contact you in 24 hours" that's about as good as it gets...somebody is supposedly trying to respond. Clunky admin, poor service, "free" account allows no php scripting so very restricted... many other services are better. STAY AWAY. I'll push the envelope here & see if I can make this post... this host www.bluehost.com is excellent. Tech support will answer the phone 24/7 !! I don't work for them. It's real. Only downside.. gotta pay a year in advance.
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