Geek Certified, an independent organization promoting honesty, integrity, and trust in the hosting industry, announced this week that it has released the first ever ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHostÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Pledge,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œClientÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Pledge.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The pledges, located at the site (http://www.geekcertified.com),
are designed to be a means by which hosting clients and providers can communicate
their willingness to be both respectful and fair on the internet.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂWe want to create a gateway for web hosts to let their clients know
that they are conscious about their business practices,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Danny Garon,
founder of the site. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIn addition, we want to allow hosts to let their
clients know that they require respectful and fair treatment.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Hosts who wish to participate in the hostÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pledge may simply place a
special logo on their site, linked to the pledge page (http://www.geekcertified.com/hosts_pledge.php)
at Geek Certified
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHosting providers should feel proud to participate in this program because
they are paving the way for the future of web hosting, built on honesty and
trust,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Garon.
Companies may also wish to ask their clients to participate in the pledge,
by asking clients to check a box upon signup next to the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œclientÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
pledgeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â logo, and linking it to the clientÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pledge page (http://www.geekcertified.com/client_pledge.php).
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHosts should know that a successful business relationship is a two way
street, between a client and their hosting provider,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Garon. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBy
asking clients to be respectful and understanding, hosts can enjoy a positive,
professional relationship with the people they host.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Hosts do not need to be Geek Certified to participate in the pledge program,
but it is encouraged.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAnybody can do this, you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have to be certified. Obviously
certification is another step that hosts are encouraged to take, but itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
not required by us,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Garon.
For more information, visit http://www.geekcertified.com.
About Geek Certified
Founded in early 2004, Geek Certified (http://www.geekcertified.com)
is an independent organization looking to promote three core values in the web
hosting industry. The site prides itself on its ability to remain completely
free to all users, supported solely by small advertisements and donations. In
late 2004, the site was featured in an edition of Ping!Zine (http://www.pingzine.com)
for its extraordinary contribution to the hosting industry.
About The Hosts Pledge
Adopted in early March 2005 by Geek Certified, the hostÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pledge is a
unique program designed to allow hosts to communicate with their clients that
they respect the core values of web hosting.
For more information, visit http://www.geekcertified.com/hosts_pledge.php
About the ClientÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Pledge
Adopted in early March 2005 by Geek Certified, the clientÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pledge is
a unique program designed to allow hosts to ask their clients to treat them
with fairness and respect.
For more information, visit http://www.geekcertified.com/client_pledge.php