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Hosting provider for many local nonprofits evicted; story developing

16. December 2008 • Matt Hampel
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Internet Applications and Solutions (IAS), a local hosting provider, has been evicted for “chronic non-payment of rent” (source: Chronicle, full article hopefully coming soon)

A poster on the A2B3 mailing list writes:

IAS.net, our neighbor, was evicted yesterday. They were previously evicted back in July, but this time it appears it’s for good. There’s office furniture, computers, printers, etc. littering the street by our building, being scavenged over by passers-by.

IAS hosted http://theride.org, among many other sites.



  1. Well, this explains why I couldn’t get any info on whether the bus was going to be on time.


       —dave-o    Dec. 16 '08 - 07:15PM    #
  2. Yea, I heard a rumor that organizations that were hosted by IAS have lost the data for their sites. And I keep checking the AATA site and it’s down. I called their office number and no one is answering. Yikes.


       —Nancy Shore    Dec. 16 '08 - 08:52PM    #
  3. Full article on the Chronicle is up.


       —Edward Vielmetti    Dec. 16 '08 - 09:39PM    #
  4. At ICPJ, we’ve been getting our web hosting through Dreamhost. They aren’t local, but they are free for 501©3 nonprofits.


       —Chuck Warpehoski    Dec. 16 '08 - 10:18PM    #
  5. The AATA website is now up. But it looks like the real time data is down.


       —Nancy Shore    Dec. 16 '08 - 11:58PM    #
  6. Realtime data has been down for a while now; at least since last Thursday, which it makes getting anywhere on time more of a crapshoot than ever.


       —Matt    Dec. 17 '08 - 06:54AM    #
  7. Yikes. I sure hope the rumor about their client’s lost data is untrue… that’d be horrible. I can’t imagine how many people were scrambling around yesterday trying to figure out what the hell was going on.


       —Skyler    Dec. 18 '08 - 02:08AM    #
  8. Reposted from the onlinetech blog at http://resource.onlinetech.com

    Online Technologies Corporation is offering offer immediate assistance, including 1 month free email, website and shared server colocation, for disrupted IAS customers. Those affected should visit our website at http://www.onlinetech.com or call Online Technologies at 734-213-2020 to get immediate assistance.


       —akelly    Dec. 18 '08 - 03:26PM    #