Minneapolis, Minnesota – (The Hosting News) – April 11, 2007 – The web hosting industry quality assurance site, Geek Certified, is being offered for sale by Minneapolis-based DWC Network. Founded in 2004, the web site reports nearly 500 certified hosts.
According to the company, the site has not charged user fees for the past several years and therefore the company cannot afford to continue to operate it without improvements. It hopes to sell the site to an organization that can continue to operate it as a service to the hosting industry.
Dan Luria, Lead Developer of the Project remarked, ”Geek Certified has offered the hosting industry an important service for the past several years. By remaining objective and unbiased, we were able to not only resolve disputes between hosts and customers, but also provide prospective hosting buyers with an important glimpse into the company they were considering doing business with. We’re hoping to find a buyer who can continue to promote our three core valuesâ€”honesty, integrity, and trust.”
The site also offers free dispute mediation services for hosts and consumers, and developed the first-ever ”Host’s Pledge” and ”Client’s Pledge” written agreements that help reduce the number of disputes between hosting companies and their customers.
An official for-sale thread regarding the site has been posted at WebHostingTalk.com and DNForum.com. Interested parties should contact the company’s public relations contact, Press Advance, by phone at 612-501-1586 or via the contact form on their web site. Additional contact information is available within the WebHostingTalk thread.
Founded in early 2004, Geek Certified is an independent organization promoting three core values in the web hosting industry, including honesty, integrity and trust. The site prides itself on its ability to remain completely free to all users, supported solely by small advertisements and donations.
For more information about Geek Certified, please visit: www.geekcertified.com.