Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/05/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/05/2006 Launches PPC Fraud Study, a provider of hosting solutions, announced today that they are launching a new study that will take a hard look at PPC click-fraud. The study will last from six to twelve months and will be conducted by’s lab division.

“We believe the media has exaggerated the problem for some search engines and greatly underreported the problem for others, and the majority of solutions on the marketplace that currently exist are myopic in scope,” says Darren King, president and CEO of

The company decided to launch the study after they too became victims of click-fraud.

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HostColor Offers Free .EU Domain Names

HostColor, a shared hosting provider, announced today that they are giving away a free .EU domain name with the purchase of their Multi-Domain hosting plan. New customers will need to purchase six months of hosting in advance to qualify for the free domain, but they’ll also receive one free month of hosting.

“We hope that opening .eu domain for public registration to EU citizens will globalize the European web hosting service market which now is still divided by national borders. Host Color LLC pays significant attention to the European market. We hope it becomes more competitive and more web hosts are encouraged to step over the national borders and to start providing web hosting services across Europe” says Host Color’s Customer Care Manager, Alexander Avramov.

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## Sells its Corporate Services Division, a provider of domain name registration services announced today that they sold their corporate services division to Corporation Service Company, a privately-held firm and provider of financial and legal services to corporations and law firms.

The Corporate Services Division of provides business owners with extra tools for domain name management.

“Helping our customers unleash the true potential of their business through the power of the Internet is’s number one priority,” said David Moore, CEO of “Today’s announcement puts a fine point on our mission to be the go-to provider of web-based value added services and award-winning customer service to our core market—millions of small- and medium-sized businesses looking to harness their online potential. We’re looking forward to channeling our efforts to better serve this market.”

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CHIHost Sponsors Student Program

CHIHost, a provider of shared hosting solutions, announced today that they are sponsoring the Third World Student Hosting Program. Students in third-world countries can use a form on CHIHost’s site to apply for a free hosting plan. All applications are subject to management approval however.

In order to qualify, students must be under the age of 25, currently reside in a third world country and they must be studying web design or web programming. Students are asked to provide basic information, the name of the school they are attending, as well as their long-term web-based goals.

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