I’ve joined to a group of webmasters to launch an european web hosting forums. The forum’s name is Web Host Talk (webhosttalk.eu) and its main objective is to create strong European web hosting community.
EU has its own institutions and a “single market”, but everyone can see that there isn’t a open market of services including web hosting. Most web host operate in their own country and do not compete in European level. That means less competition and many consumers left uninformed about web hosting services providers outside their own country.
The moderators of the new european web hosting forum claim they set some innovative rules for the hosting industry. Members that have good posting history will be rewarded with free advertising through 468×60 banners site wide at the bottom of the forums.
Forum’s registered users are also allowed to post offers in advertising sections on daily basis. The forums’ rules however require a 50 other members to feature their offers after the last one posted by any member.
The WebHostTalk.EU is owned and moderated under agreement signed by group of webmasters with significant experience in the web hosting market. The forums will not accept paid advertisements until September 2006. All mods say they want to create a real community before start featuring ads within the forums.