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  Reply # 1116590 27-Aug-2014 15:36
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mattwnz:
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 That looks to be one of the free subdomain hosting,  that most ISPs give away as part of their ISP services. So many will likely just be personal websites or abandoned. People maybe better to buy a domain. and host any website with a webhost using NZ servers and NZ based support these days, rather than using their ISP for this sort of thing.


Yeah pretty much. I built a website for a small business on this platform many moons ago. I notice that business is still on the list of websites despite no longer sitting on XtraHost.

In regards to the odd domain there's an old Telecom support email attached to it - https://who.is/whois/premiumhomecare.com


Pretty poor they haven't updated their records, or that they have even got that customer directory accessible to the public.


That domain name isn't Spark owned, it's privately owned. It is hosted on the Telecom Business Hub platform however.

The XtraHost platform is really really old, not surprising that it's finally closing (much like smtp.xtra.co.nz)


Got to wonder how they have got access to all the details and are publically displaying them. 


Yeah, I'm wondering the same ... I've bumped it up the chain to get that checked out ...




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  Reply # 1116632 27-Aug-2014 15:59
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qraider:
mattwnz:
qraider:
mattwnz:
Jared777:
mattwnz:
achieveit:

 That looks to be one of the free subdomain hosting,  that most ISPs give away as part of their ISP services. So many will likely just be personal websites or abandoned. People maybe better to buy a domain. and host any website with a webhost using NZ servers and NZ based support these days, rather than using their ISP for this sort of thing.


Yeah pretty much. I built a website for a small business on this platform many moons ago. I notice that business is still on the list of websites despite no longer sitting on XtraHost.

In regards to the odd domain there's an old Telecom support email attached to it - https://who.is/whois/premiumhomecare.com


Pretty poor they haven't updated their records, or that they have even got that customer directory accessible to the public.


That domain name isn't Spark owned, it's privately owned. It is hosted on the Telecom Business Hub platform however.

The XtraHost platform is really really old, not surprising that it's finally closing (much like smtp.xtra.co.nz)


Got to wonder how they have got access to all the details and are publically displaying them. 


Yeah, I'm wondering the same ... I've bumped it up the chain to get that checked out ...


I recall many years ago, probably going back 15 years, the old Xtra website did have a website directory like that displaying peoples website. It looks like it has just been copied from that page

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  Reply # 1116641 27-Aug-2014 16:12
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I sure do miss the enormous black Xtra imagemap homepage.

Whoever thought that would be a great idea in the modem age deserves a slap.

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  Reply # 1116771 27-Aug-2014 18:57
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Xtra-World or something eh? Slow-as on dialup in 1996.

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  Reply # 1117747 29-Aug-2014 09:36
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Here is the official word:


We’re closing down XtraHosting because we now have alternative hosting services that provide better value for customers and are built on more modern technology. Over 80% of the sites on XtraHosting are no longer used, and we have been contacting customers since June this year to help them migrate to a new service.







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