California Based WebHostingWholesale.com, Legal Operator Of CostCoHosting.com, Is Getting Bullied By Washington Based Costco Wholesale Corp

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California based Web Hosting Wholesale announced today that a Costco Wholesale Corp (“Costco”) legal representative has been trying to force WebHostingWholesale.com, who provides complete business web hosting for $1, to give-up their domain name of costcohosting.com. Costco first contacted WebHostingWholesale.com in March, with a somewhat anonymous email from Costco’s legal representative, and demanded termination on the usage of CostCoHosting.com.

Costco is known for their warehouse stores, and quantity purchases of tangible goods, may it be discounted or not, but “everyone knows that Costco Wholesale does not do anything with Internet related services, and they especially have nothing to do with web hosting related services”, says Web Hosting Wholesale VP of Sales. Well, that was until Costco tried to bully WebHostingWholesale.com for their domain name of CostCoHosting.com. WebHostingWholesale.com is most known for their huge discounts for complete business web site hosting for $1 through the CostCoHosting.com domain, and many other domain names. Costco initially contacted WebHostingWholesale.com in March and April and tried to scare Web Hosting Wholesale by stating how large Costco was with “43 million worldwide cardholders”, and an “annual sales of $41 billion dollars”, and how they had ultimate and universal rights to any use of the word "costco".

Web Hosting Wholesale found Costco's initial communication to be rude, bullish, anonymous, arrogant, and demanding. WebHostingWholesale.com informed Costco that the ICANN rules, and the Federal Trade and Patent laws protected WebHostingWholesale.com. WebHostingWholesale.com informed Costco that “COSTCOHOSTING.COM is not the same as Costco”, and “they have valid reasons for using and having rights to that domain name and they are legitimate and legal”. In addition Costco was not in the same industry and did not offer any services related to or offered by WebHostingWholesale.com, which at the moment CostCoHosting.com was pointing to due to a new design project. Web Hosting Wholesale welcomed Costco to either become an investor or to establish business relations and provide web hosting services to their cardholders. Especially since Costco did not have any such services or anything remotely close to any such services. “We think Costco Wholesale got scared that they might not have rights to the name ‘costco’ in any of the Web Hosting, or Internet, or a dozen other categories or industries”, says Web Hosting Wholesale VP of Sales. Instead of Costco establishing a win-win business relationship with Web Hosting Wholesale, Costco got quite for a few months and then, just recently, offered web hosting services through another company to indicate that they too were providing web hosting services.

Costco’s new web hosting services for their Executive Members is $14.95 and $17.95 plus other service fees. In contrast to Costco’s new offer, WebHostingWholesale.com lowest price package is $1 a month cost for complete web hosting. Plus WebHostingWholesale.com has a Best Price Guarantee that they can use to beat other providers prices. ”We think Costco members will significantly lose on their purchase from Costco when compared to WebHostingWholesale.com or CostCoHosting.com packages and prices”, says Web Hosting Wholesale VP of Sales.

WebHostingWholesale.com says, eventually, Costco will have to either do friendly business with WebHostingWholesale.com or offer to purchase their asset of CostCoHosting.com, and that is assuming Web Hosting Wholesale is willing to sell that valuable asset. As of today, Costco still has not been able to force the domain of CostCoHosting.com away from the small local company of Santa Clara, California, and Web Hosting Wholesale thinks that Costco may in fact be in violation of trademark regulations or some fair competition law by adding the service of hosting to their site. Costco continues to try and take away the domain name of CostCoHosting.com from WebHostingWholesale.com, and Web Hosting Wholesale invites their local community to provide legal assistance on this matter.

For More Information:

Web Hosting Wholesale, 1-800-942-3366 (M-F 9-6, Sat-Sun 10-6, PDT), pr@WebHostingWholesale.com

WebHostingWholesale.com

P.O. Box 2543

Santa Clara, CA 95055

http://www.WebHostingWholesale.com

ABOUT WEBHOSTINGWHOLESALE.COM

WebHostingWholesale.com provides high quality web site hosting for small businesses, medium corporations, and individuals. WebHostingWholesale.com is most known for their $1 a month complete web hosting package for businesses, because it saves businesses up to 95% when compared to hosting packages sold for $20 to $10 a month. WebHostingWholesale.com has one of the industries highest customer retention because it keeps its customers, and resellers happy with complete quality web hosting packages at the lowest prices on the Internet, and keeping one of the highest up times possible. Resellers are able to purchase from WebHostingWholesale.com and resell the same service at up to fifteen times their price. Web Hosting Wholesale has a large variety of customer ranging from Movie Directors, to Actors, to International businesses, to small presence sites, to Web Designers, and other hosting companies. WebHostingWholesale.com gives its customers the lowest prices, high quality, excellent up time, fast servers, and excellent throughput without any advertisement, and keeps all its customer information completely confidential.

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“Web Hosting Wholesale” is copy righted phrase, and first introduced to the market and Internet by Web Hosting Wholesale, and company operating Web Hosting Wholesale, and is considered a trademark. Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

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