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    July 18th, 2006HARTHART-Empire Network

    My “host service provider #1” had offered me a deal to keep me as a customer and I accepted .. for this upcoming year.

    I was in the process of moving 100% from my Blacksun.ca (host service provider #1) mega account to my Ace-Host.net (host service provider #2) reseller account yesterday morning … because I feel that Blacksun.ca screwed me royally last year – in an an attempt to recoup monies made from a ‘bad deal’ one of their sales rep made with me.

    What happened, is that two years ago .. I had many accounts with them and a sales rep negotiated a way to increase the size and bandwidth by consolidating all accounts into a mega-site (my PetLvr.com site). Immediately after, they fired that sales rep and squeezed more money out of me to accomodate my extra domain pointers and domain aliases that I needed. Last year, when it came time for renewal – I honestly thought that I would just pay what I did the previous year .. (the initial and the bump-up) – but instead, they held me hostage and forced me to pay almost double the price.

    Since last summer, I’ve been preparing for this day all along and currently also have a Reseller Pro Account. My plan was to downsize all but the main PetLvr.com site (I thought it would be useful to keep at least one account with the Canadian Service Provider) .. but when they shut off my accounts this past weekend July 16th .. changing my July 29th renewal date to July 15th .. and didn’t tell me – I was prepared to move everything.

    And, I have been backing up everything since Monday morning. I have moved one account so far .. callHART.com/crazy .. when they have come up with a new deal.

    My old deal was their “Vortex” plan … about 1.5 GIG webspace, 5 domain pointers, 3 domain aliases, 10 GIG bandwidth per month .. and most of the other goodies .. for $960 CDN per year plus GST.

    They have restructured their plans, and I am now downsized to the “Nova” plan .. which gives me 3.5 GIG webspace and 15 GIG bandwidth per month .. plus all the goodies … for $360 CDN per year plus GST.

    What the ‘deal’ was to keep me was this add-on called their “Blue Quartz Upgrade” for $75 CDN plus GST .. which, as I understood it, now allows me to have unlimited pointers on my account. All I have to do is just email them the details of a new domain that I might register to be linked with any new or old folder on my PetLvr directory .. and they will set it up for free.

    So with taxes – $435 plus 6% GST = $461.10 CDN … I decided to just pay that for the upcoming year July 16/06 to July 15/07 .. and despite that I still have about 1/2 the space and bandwidth to create in my Reseller account .. I thought it was a reasonable offer and accepted it – paid it .. and now everything is fine and dandy. It’s actually cheaper than my reseller account (unless I pay in advance for 2 years at a time)

    While there is no specified timeline for doing these moves .. this will eventually be done over the upcoming months:

    callHART.com/crazy – already moved to reseller account / yesterday

    1800HART.com/blog – stays
    1800HART.com/picks – stays
    PetLvr.com/blog – stays
    HARTandYVONNE.com/blog – stays

    CorydonClock.com/blog – to be moved to reseller account
    PapillonLvr.com/blog/ – to be moved to reseller account

    The-Singers.com – to be moved from reseller account to Blacksun

    * All other accounts, sites and hosting .. to remain unchanged

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    July 16th, 2006HARTHART

    I am currently in negotiation and reorganization and downsize of accounts with my “host service provider #1” … moving the majority of my accounts to my “host service provider #2” .. this includes blogs, domains, websites, ecommerce sites, and a few other pages … not to mention a vast redudancy amount of Megabytes of data of pictures, videos and other stuff that I have been accumulating since I’ve first created a website in November 1995.

    Some may have experienced some downtimes as domains, data and MySQL databases are being moved .. beginning July 16, 2006. All should be well before the end of the week. The affected domains are as follows:

    www.PetLvr.com
    www.PapillonLvr.com
    www.1800HART.com
    www.callHART.com
    www.HARTandYVONNE.com
    www.CorydonClock.com

    .. plus two other domains that are not part of this HART-Empire Network .. nor contain any blogs.

    I have not bothered to post messages on any of the individual sites or blogs, figuring .. well, if it’s not down – who cares?! and if it’s down – who’ll see it anyway?

    In all likelihood, the main site www.PetLvr.com and subsidiary sites and blog will remain with #1 provider, and all the rest will be the ones affected.

    As mentioned in earlier posts – sites already moved to my “host service provider #2” (including this one) are not affected by the move.

    There may be issues relating to emails … however, this might actually help me clean up the spam a little. More details to come.

    Take care.
    HART

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    July 10th, 2006HARTSponsor Appreciation

    You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. For your information, you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” into the promotion code at their checkout. That means you can basically spend maybe $125 worth of advertising this month – and only pay $25! (You don’t have to spend it here – don’t worry!)

    But if you do want to spend it here .. I am currently offering eight (8) spots for text link ads per month, and they will appear on every page in our sidebar, under the SPONSORS section. At this moment, there are seven (7) available spots.

    This is my plan: On the second monday of every month I will be providing “THANK-YOU” post, like this one, to all the advertisers of the previous month. That’s a permanent link in our blog, under a new category heading which I call .. “Sponsor Appreciation”. I know it’s hard out there trying to figure out where to spend your advertising dollars .. and well .. THANKS for considering the HART-Empire Network last month.

    Please Support Our Sponsor From June 2006

    Cool Baby Stuff

    Thank-You Sponsor!

    For those of you still with us this month … see you in our Next Month’s Sponsor Appreciation post!

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    July 9th, 2006HARTHART-Empire Network

    PetLvr.com – [The Blog] proudly introduces Part I of its new Breeder series of blogs ..

    CatLvr.com – All About Cats – For Cat Lovers

    In a nutshell, this site will be storing all CAT related information found in our “BREED INFORMATION” category. Our long term goal is to better help the pet lover in making a decision in purchasing and choosing the right cat for their needs. Currently, there isn’t as much CAT information in our archives as there is DOG information .. but we hope to change that over time!

    For CatLvr.com .. If you wish to subscribe to its RSS Feed …click on the following link and add it to your favorite RSS feed reader program:

    feeds.feedburner.com/Catlvrcom

    If you are a breeder, groomer, kennel of specific breeds .. feel free to Contact me at CatLvr.com and I’ll try to post details of your website and business under its appropriate category. Please include very specific details and copy of what you would want to appear in our CatLvr.com website.

    Thank-You.
    Take care / HART

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    July 9th, 2006HARTHART-Empire Network

    PetLvr.com – [The Blog] proudly introduces Part I of its new Breeder series of blogs ..

    DogLvr.com – All About Dogs – For Dog Lovers

    In a nutshell, this site will be storing all DOG related information found in our “BREED INFORMATION” category. We expect this site to grow into a site that will become home to one of the largest lists of breeders on the internet, plus introducing many dog related websites to the public, in a blog format.

    Our long term goal is to better help the pet lover in making a decision in purchasing and choosing the right dog for their needs.

    While we have several “PARTS” to this new “Breed” series of blogs .. it turns out that I was creating my PART II blog .. CatLvr.com .. during the time of a server move .. and, the database is toast! I will be introducing this and the other blogs at another time.

    For DogLvr.com .. If you wish to subscribe to its RSS Feed …click on the following link and add it to your favorite RSS feed reader program:

    feeds.feedburner.com/Doglvrcom

    If you are a breeder, groomer, kennel of specific breeds .. feel free to Contact me at DogLvr.com and I’ll try to post details of your website and business under its appropriate category. Please include very specific details and copy of what you would want to appear in our DogLvr.com website.

    Thank-You.
    Take care / HART

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