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Web Host BurstNET Acquired by DigiPLUS

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BurstNET, a web hosting provider that has been recently accused of avoiding paying debts, has had its assets and client contracts bought by an entity known as DigiPLUS which is headed by BurstNET CEO JW Ray.

Ray became CEO of BurstNET in January 2014, and is referred to as CEO of DigiPLUS, according to the official Tuesday announcement. Ray is also the managing member of cloud industry venture capital fund Backlog Capital, and was once COO of Learn.com, which he co-founded.

Other DigiPLUS executives include finance VP Brandon Dorsey and operations VP Arthur Cote who are also Backlog Capital executives.

Ray said in a statement, “Assuming the assets of BurstNet illustrates our commitment to providing a broader product portfolio, new technology and applications expertise to better serve BurstNET clients.”

The Tuesday announcement from BurstNet stated that DigiPLUS relocated one of its three Scranton, Pa., data centers to Charlotte, N.C.

Ray states, “Although moving a data center presents challenges in the short term, we will now be able to offer the capacity for growth and peace of mind of a world-class infrastructure. We are working 24/7 to minimize any disruptions in service.”

In March, BurstNET informed customers that their equipment would be moving from Dunmore, Pa., to a North Carolina data center where energy is cheaper and customers could benefit from more reliability, connectivity, and redundancy. This move also entailed price increases for customers.

Court documents filed in early February revealed that BurstNET’s equipment financiers had filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court against the company for failing to make more than $200,000 in payments. There is also evidence that BurstNET’s landlords issued a complaint that BurstNet hadn’t made lease payments on the industrial space where their data center was located.

There has been much speculation on VPS Boards and other industry forums that the move had to do with avoiding creditors, an allegation BurstNET president and CEO JW Ray said is “complete speculation” and he refused to comment.

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  1. Dear BurstNET client, It is with great regret that we inform you that all of your services with BurstNET will be terminating on your next billing cycle/renewal/current expiration of purchased services but in all cases no later than July 25th, 2014. Please note that any contract disputes, refunds, or billing issues of any kind related to Burst.net, must be taken up directly with Burst.net. info@b2chost.com Sincerely, b2chost We have reached a deal with b2chost .com another provider of VPS services. They have agreed to migrate all active Burst.net client's over to their infrastructure. They will also be offering all client's a full 30 days of free service on their infrastructure. Please contact b2chost directly about your new services with them. You should have recieved an email with your login information by now. Please contact b2chost immediately if you have not already done so. It is imperititve that you contact b2chost ASAP, to request that your service be migrated. Failure to do so could result in the loss of your data. If you have not already done so, please ensure that you have taken FULL backups of all of your current services. In order to request the migration of your services, please contact b2chost.com using the link below. https://b2chost.com/ Please read the b2chost FAQ on the Burstnet Migration process at the following link

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  2. These guys are scamming, most customers are spammers , fly by nights. The owner was a crook

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  3. 10 years of service to burstnet and the new company takes over and servers are constantly down. No ticket reply's in 8 days. They don't care so don't use them!

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  4. Marcus Mamolen

    BurstNet current owes my company 10,000+ of BW fees. Looks like this will be a hard collection.

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    • We have dealt with them before. We may be able to help you too get your money back. Send me an email. Ismaeld at lincolnandmorgan com.

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  5. vineet

    Do any one has digiplus customer support number.

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  6. That's one way for BurstNET to avoid court and legal fees, close BursNET Inc. rename and call it part of the new company DigiPlus and that's a fresh start...

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    • Now dedicated servers are down. No ticketing system to login. Do you have any phone number to call them.

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