Jul 24 2012
SharePointHosting.com & MOSSHosting.com – private company offering SharePoint hosting service yet the domains are registered to…
Interesting; while researching SharePoint hosting providers (yet again, just to stay abreast on what’s being offered if ever we outsource some on-premises sites to external providers) I came across sharepointhosting.com. The site is well done, professional and there is a decent gamut of hosting plans offered.
Their about page mentions that “SharePoint Hosting is a private company located in Wilmington, DE. We serve over 500 corporate and government clients.”
Fair enough. So I start researching a bit further to see if their clients have reviewed them in the various regular places (forums, blogs, twitter, FB, Linkedin, etc) but I decide to check the whois registration info for the sharepointhosting.com domain and… surprise:
Domain Name: SHAREPOINTHOSTING.COM
Organisation Name: Dell Inc.
Contact Name: Dell Domain Administrative Contact
Address Line 1: 1 Dell Way
Address Line 2: RR1-33
City / Town: Round Rock
State / Province: Texas
Zip / Postcode: 78682
Email: [email protected]
It turns out they own MOSSHosting.com as well – and while they’re not exactly hiding the fact as this fact page on the Dell site shows, I find it kind of weird that the hosting sites themselves don’t really reveal that it’s a Dell-owned service?
Maybe there is a part of the puzzle I am missing. If anything, knowing that the hosting was indeed being backed and provided by Dell would be a plus in terms of brand recognition.
Anyone hosting SharePoint (or MOSS for those still on 2007) with them?