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rectified.net - let the drama begin

rectified.net - let the drama begin

rustyhalorustyhalo Member
edited December 3 in Outages

rectified.net is down for about 12 hours along with the VPS and control panel.

I ordered their VPS yesterday and they did not provision it nor did they respond to my ticket. Also I did not got any email about this outage. I did a bit of search and found this facebook post and possible email notification sent earlier about the acquisition by SharkTech.

and

The acquisition notice was found on a Chinese forum post -- without the actual email, If you got one, it would be nice if you could post it.

I also checked my PayPal receipt, the seller has already been changed to SharkTech Inc.

@rectified could you please elaborate on what's going on?

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  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider

    sharktech is holding their servers as hostage

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  • nullnullnullnull Member
    edited December 3

    Hi xxx,

    Thank you for your business at rectified.net. We're writing to inform you that Rectified Networks has been acquired by Sharktech.net

    VPS customers will now be customers of ChangeIP.com. Your VPS will stay exactly as it is, as we are taking over the entire VPS nodes. You can keep your current price.

    Shared hosting, reseller hosting, and domain name customers will now be customers of ChangeIP.com. Your services will stay exactly as it is, as we are taking over the infrastructure that your services are hosted on. You can keep your current price.

    VPN customers will be contacted regarding migrating to ChangeIP.com. You can keep your price and the service quality will be the same, but there will be changes to what IPs you connect to. You can keep your current price.

    Dedicated server customers in Sharktech locations (Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and Amsterdam) will be migrated to Sharktech.net directly. Because we already host your server, there will be no service interruption. You can keep your current price.

    Dedicated server customers in non-Sharktech locations will be put in touch with the server company Rectified was using to host your service. You can work out arrangements with them directly and we're happy to help wherever possible. Alternatively, if you'd like to stay with us by migrating to one of our facilities, we're happy to offer a quote for that as well.

    Billing Methods Sharktech.net and ChangeIP.com happily accept Bitcoin, PayPal, and credit cards. If this is your payment method, you can continue using the same payment method. If your payment method is Perfect Money or WebMoney, please be advised that we will no longer be accepting those payment methods. Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you have any questions or special needs anticipated over the next 30 days.

    We look forward to continue serving you as we always have, just directly now instead of through a third party. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at [email protected] and we're happy to help.

    Thanks, Sharktech.net ChangeIP.com

    AND THEN

    Hi,

    Early today rectified.net decided to back out of the company ownership transfer. Please contact Rectified.net for any inquiries regarding your service there. Alternatively, you can sign up for service with us here:

    https://www.sharktech.net/ https://www.changeip.com/

    Regards, Sharktech

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  • SpdySpdy Member

    I've just lost my vps with zxhost, and now lost another one with rectified. FML

  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider
    edited December 3

    Sharktech , You did not sign non compete agreement and did hostile servers takeover . shame if it is all true !

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  • rustyhalorustyhalo Member
    edited December 3

    hostdare said:

    I think this link is broken.

    Spdy said: I've just lost my vps with zxhost, and now lost another one with rectified. FML

    I just placed my order yesterday, FML.

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  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider
    edited December 3

    rustyhalo said: I think this link is broken.

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  • ucxoucxo Member
    edited December 3

    @hostdare said:

    rustyhalo said: I think this link is broken.

    link opens for me fine

    404 here as well. Maybe it's only visible for members of the Provider group (and Vanilla incorrectly sends 404 instead of 403)?

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    It's not that I'm an angry person, it's just that everything is terrible and nobody else seems to care.

  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider

    oh private forums .. sorry

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  • ucxoucxo Member

    @hostdare said: oh private forums .. sorry

    From what I've read here, someone seems to have done a major boo-boo. I think you (or anyone else involved) would do us a favour by telling us who we should avoid from now on (I can't tell if that would be Rectified, Shark, or both…)

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    It's not that I'm an angry person, it's just that everything is terrible and nobody else seems to care.

  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider

    both for now ... until you as a customer know more details .

    I am not involved , sorry .

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  • @Spdy said: I've just lost my vps with zxhost, and now lost another one with rectified. FML

    Maybe it's time to become a LEB 'conservative'.

    I've had my share of new (now dead) hosts that I jumped on enthusiasticaly : Shardhost, BoltVM, Safehousecloud

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    Makes me sad.

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  • Francisco said: Makes me sad.

    Me too, Sharktech does look dubious given past threads, and if only for the name... They seem to be bragging about it. If they also stole the servers...

    Truthfully i bid thee, thee shouldst not lendeth thy ear to these lacking valor w'rds, those shouldst beest unspoken and p'rish from the tongue of true believ'rs, for they art unclean!

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider
    edited December 3

    @Maounique said:

    Francisco said: Makes me sad.

    Me too, Sharktech does look dubious given past threads, and if only for the name... They seem to be bragging about it. If they also stole the servers...

    Meme's about cardboard & duct-tape RAID's aside, the time I've talked to Sharktech Tim has been positive. He had been quite helpful in what I was looking to accomplish and did his best to get me workable pricing. I've not done any final dealings with him, but pre-sales has been good.

    I'm just sad that the solution to the problem is "You're not allowed to operate, period". His servers are taken offline even though he's probably paying something for it, I doubt he's going to get colocation in 3+ locations with IP's and bandwidth as an employee bonus.

    China appears to be a very large part of Sharktech's market share, but it's bound to scare a lot of people away, even if they aren't employees.

    Tim should've just told him he had to pick one or the other, not "You're giving me your clients, period". That's taking food out of their mouth.

    I dunno, it's just ugly for everyone, especially if this gets posted in any place Tim can't ask nicely for things to be hidden.

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  • Francisco said: His servers are taken offline

    I think they are also confiscated as the guy did colo too, not only rent. If that is true it would be outright theft.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member, Provider

    The OP needs to lawyer up if he can't afford that, then he needs to find out where 'tim' lives and buy a plane ticket instead.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited December 3

    @Maounique said:

    Francisco said: His servers are taken offline

    I think they are also confiscated as the guy did colo too, not only rent. If that is true it would be outright theft.

    Lots of providers that offer colo, even big and well known ones, have lines in their terms stating they can seize hardware under many circumstances. Bad for a client who doesn't pay, good for johnny who is browsing eBay and Craigslist that day.

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  • MikeA said: Lots of providers that offer colo, even big and well known ones, have lines in their terms stating they can seize hardware under many circumstances.

    This does not make theft any better, you cannot just put a line in the contract to break the law. But it remains to be seen what is the truth.
    I am pretty sure SharkTech will regret this if what transpired so far is true at least 50%. The ;possible gain of business and hardware is greatly outweighed by the negative publicity and possibly criminal prosecution.

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  • AmitzAmitz Moderator
    edited December 3

    Is it only the non-native english speaker in me, or does "rectified.net" really not make much sense as a company name? Doesn't something have to be fucked up before getting rectified? I understand that company names in the hosting industry often don't make sense, but still... Maybe I should establish a company called "Formerly fucked up, but currently working, networks" or so.

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  • ucxoucxo Member
    edited December 3

    @Amitz said: Doesn't something have to be fucked up before getting rectified?

    A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member, Provider

    Amitz said: Is it only the non-native english speaker in me, or does "rectified.net" really not make much sense as a company name?

    No it is not just you, it does not sit well, just like the words dungarees and flannel.

    Although I suppose you could look at it as 'put right' or even 'no issues' which given this thread is ironic.

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  • I had a VPS with them a few months and just didn't get that good feeling. Glad I went with it.

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  • @Maounique said:

    Francisco said: Makes me sad.

    Me too, Sharktech does look dubious given past threads, and if only for the name... They seem to be bragging about it. If they also stole the servers...

    I thought pretty much the same (and I would certainly not buy from or colocate with someone calling himself sharktech).

    While it might be entertaining to find out more, my personal verdict is: Stay away from sharktech and don't trust rectified; they might be nice guys but they are also guys who seem to get fucked easily. Absolutely not what I want in a provider.

    Kill the shark.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    Would like to hear the other side of the story going down here, because this is some seriously juicy drama if it is as we've been told.

  • mfsmfs Member

    Amitz said: Is it only the non-native english speaker in me, or does "rectified.net" really not make much sense as a company name?

    Interestingly enough, the first thing that crosses my mind is the Latin and English word "rectum"

    but maybe it's me staying on LET for too much

    The second thing that crosses my mind is a database of formerly convicted innocent people

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  • AmitzAmitz Moderator
    edited December 3

    mfs said: the first thing that crosses my mind is the Latin and English word "rectum"

    Same here, I just did not want to mention it to avoid being called a sick anal-focussed weirdo again... ;-)

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @Amitz said:

    mfs said: the first thing that crosses my mind is the Latin and English word "rectum"

    Same here, I just did not want to mention it to avoid being called a sick anal-focussed weirdo again... ;-)

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  • LeeLee Member

    Amitz said: avoid being called a sick anal-focussed weirdo

    It's assumed by all anyway, no need to mention the obvious.

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    "He broke a non compete he never signed, that's grounds for me to take all his gear" isn't grounds in any contract, no matter how assbackwards California is.

    ucxo said: A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction.

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  • I was actually somewhat confused for a moment and thought @Amitz might after all not be a sick anal-focussed weirdo.

    Thanks for clarifying that misunderstanding.

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  • WSSWSS Member
    edited December 3

    @Francisco said:

    That's the strangest diode bridge that I've ever seen.

    E: Oh, it's Mendi. Nevermind!

  • AmitzAmitz Moderator
    edited December 3

    Lee said: It's assumed by all anyway, no need to mention the obvious.

    The thing is - I am alright with the sick weirdo. But I am not really a fan of anal sensations. That is indeed a wrong assumption.

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  • @WSS said: That's the strangest diode bridge that I've ever seen.

    I think that guy tries to be funny but fails to notice that he is simply an idiot.

    What did however profoundly impress me was that he taped out the brand and model of his cheap chop suey toy-scope.

    (Yes, you guessed me right: Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes rule! hp/[insert hp brand name of the week] and tektronix are ok for low end and hobby purposes and the only real alternative to R&S is Yokogawa). If you can't afford that siglent seems to be a reasonable low cost alternative.

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  • deankdeank Member

    So, this host in question was anally abused, eh.

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @bsdguy said:

    @WSS said: That's the strangest diode bridge that I've ever seen.

    I think that guy tries to be funny but fails to notice that he is simply an idiot.

    It's Mendi. All he does is shock himself and blow shit up. For several years now. He's like bigclive without the knowledge or talent, or eevblog without the whiny cunt factor. I watched a few compilations of this guys' stuff, but I'd never sit through a whole vlog. At least he's working on getting the science right, now.

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  • Francisco said: "He broke a non compete he never signed, that's grounds for me to take all his gear" isn't grounds in any contract, no matter how assbackwards California is.

    >

    In California noncompete causes are void by default and consider nonenforceable. I don't know the background but if this was a partnership, they could agree not to compete with each other but it can't be one sided.

    I am not attorney but this company sure should get one.

  • I thought is Nevada?

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @Maounique said: I thought is Nevada?

    The area code of 702 is Las Vegas, sure. There are also rules that state you need no grounds for termination/etc. I do wonder what becomes of this.

  • Well if it is Nevada it looks like they put greater restrictions on non complete clauses.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @Farish said: Well if it is Nevada it looks like they put greater restrictions on non complete clauses.

    You don't even need those, as I stated above. Anyone can be fired at any time, without reason. Welcome to a "right to work" state.

  • @WSS said:

    @Farish said: Well if it is Nevada it looks like they put greater restrictions on non complete clauses.

    You don't even need those, as I stated above. Anyone can be fired at any time, without reason. Welcome to a "right to work" state.

    so confused because this seems about a business not transferring ownership.

  • @WSS said:

    @bsdguy said:

    @WSS said: That's the strangest diode bridge that I've ever seen.

    I think that guy tries to be funny but fails to notice that he is simply an idiot.

    It's Mendi. All he does is shock himself and blow shit up. For several years now. He's like bigclive without the knowledge or talent, or eevblog without the whiny cunt factor. I watched a few compilations of this guys' stuff, but I'd never sit through a whole vlog. At least he's working on getting the science right, now.

    Utterly off-topic: eevblog? Nuh, Daves voice drives me nuts and so do his merciless stupid and ever present phrases like "in like Flynn" or "Bob's your uncle" and his habit of repeating and repeating even very simple things over and over again.

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  • WSSWSS Member
    edited December 3

    @Farish said:

    @WSS said:

    @Farish said: Well if it is Nevada it looks like they put greater restrictions on non complete clauses.

    You don't even need those, as I stated above. Anyone can be fired at any time, without reason. Welcome to a "right to work" state.

    so confused because this seems about a business not transferring ownership.

    If the owner of Rectified "worked" for SharkTech, and was told to transfer his assets, or be fired- guess what.

    @bsdguy said:

    @WSS said:

    @bsdguy said:

    @WSS said: That's the strangest diode bridge that I've ever seen.

    I think that guy tries to be funny but fails to notice that he is simply an idiot.

    It's Mendi. All he does is shock himself and blow shit up. For several years now. He's like bigclive without the knowledge or talent, or eevblog without the whiny cunt factor. I watched a few compilations of this guys' stuff, but I'd never sit through a whole vlog. At least he's working on getting the science right, now.

    Utterly off-topic: eevblog? Nuh, Daves voice drives me nuts and so do his merciless stupid and ever present phrases like "in like Flynn" or "Bob's your uncle" and his habit of repeating and repeating even very simple things over and over again.

    I would love to see Dave go offline. He just isn't very amusing, or useful, most of the time.

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Provider
    edited December 3

    WSS said: If the owner of Rectified "worked" for SharkTech, and was told to transfer his assets, or be fired- guess what.

    Fired is one thing, having servers seized is another. If you dont like his business, increase colo price, stop renting him servers, but dont seize the ones he owns and put the condition of release to surrender his domain and customers. That is beyond sharkism, is mobism.

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @Maounique said:

    WSS said: If the owner of Rectified "worked" for SharkTech, and was told to transfer his assets, or be fired- guess what.

    Fired is one thing, having servers seized is another. If you dont like his business, increase colo price, stop renting him servers, but dont seize the ones he owns.

    Again, we're not talking about personal ideals. If he was "given" space, they could take it away at any time. If there were contracts in place, he has a hell of a lawsuit ahead of him.

  • MaouniqueMaounique Provider
    edited December 3

    WSS said: If he was "given" space, they could take it away at any time.

    I do not dispute that, I only say they had no right to seize his assets. It looks like they wanted to make sure he can never recover from this sudden blow and only wanted to lure his customers which they did. If he can restore at least part of the services fast enough (which looks not that impossible once he recovers his servers), the customers would have probably not left, or not that many and certainly not go to the "shark" which caused all this in the first place.

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    @Maounique said:

    WSS said: If he was "given" space, they could take it away at any time.

    I do not dispute that, I only say they had no right to seize his assets.

    We don't have the whole story, either, do we?

  • WSS said: We don't have the whole story, either, do we?

    Logic, my dear Watson:
    What could have they pressured him with in order to surrender domain and customers? With the threat they will terminate servers they rented him? Or cease colo with him able to move out the door in an hour and rack them up somewhere else in 5? Or with holding HIS hardware hostage? Lose 40k or give us the business, if you don't, even if you manage to recover the hw it will be way too late and we get your customers anyhow.

    Truthfully i bid thee, thee shouldst not lendeth thy ear to these lacking valor w'rds, those shouldst beest unspoken and p'rish from the tongue of true believ'rs, for they art unclean!

  • WSSWSS Member

    @Maounique said:

    WSS said: We don't have the whole story, either, do we?

    Logic, my dear Watson:
    What could have they pressured him with in order to surrender domain and customers? With the threat they will terminate servers they rented him? Or cease colo with him able to move out the door in an hour and rack them up somewhere else in 5? Or with holding HIS hardware hostage? Lose 40k or give us the business, if you don't, even if you manage to recover the hw it will be way too late and we get your customers anyhow.

    You're welcome to misquote Sherlock Holmes just as much as you want- I'll wait for further information, myself. You just love to jump the gun towards any perceived conspiracy that I prefer to hold back.

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