This publication is to explain Lions Ground’s fans, followers and friends what happened with lionsground.com. The official url lionsground.com has been hijacked by the Dutch webhosting and domain registrar Versio B.V.. From now on you can find Lions Ground at lionsgroundnews.com.
On May the 8th, 2015 Versio deactivate my account in order to access the control panel and changed the DNS record of the domain lionsground.com, new administrative contact is R Bashir —the president of Versio B.V..
When you visit the previous url lionsground.com you see the following message in Dutch language: “This domain has been put offline due to an outstanding payment. Contact the company where you registered the domain. After payment, your domain name will become available”.
If you think that’s all, Versio also hijacked the domains of the following websites:
- NMRKOB (Buddhist organization)
- True Translator Work (Job agency in translation business)
- Ciao Bella Roma (Italian restaurant)
A self made error is the reason Versio did this, what is against all violations i can imagine.
Full Versio review video
This video will explain you who Versio is and show you smoking gun evidence the lack of professionalism, bad service, generating false positive reviews, issues between Lions Ground and Versio dated back 2013 and of course what really happened —the domain hijacking. Watch the review video below (subtitles available):
Case files are available here.
Now you know the real story, the truth and not defamation. Sabotaging domain names and putting a false statement, that’s defamation(libel), that’s blackmail. That’s against the Dutch law.
Versio believe their terms and conditions is the law. No, to be exactly Versio’s TOS makes them legally weak (Wet van Dam) and not to forget: Their TOS is copied! It’s a copy, the TOS originates from HostingXS. Don’t believe me? Open the TOS downloaded from Versio here. See:
10. Website: http://www.versio.nl dan wel subdomeinen en andere
When you hover with your mouse over the hyperlink http://www.versio.nl you discover they forgot to adjust the link, it’s linked to hostingxs.nl. Few hours later on Twitter:
Versio will be investigated from top to bottom. I will deal with Versio on a legal way, i know they will loose the fight. I know my rights, i know the law.
How can Versio prevent this?
- All hijacked domains must be online
- Who-Is record must be on my name
- An apology letter by R Bashir
- EPP Code or Authorization Key for all domains
If that happen i trust Versio just enough to close this case.
Twitter: Over 2,000 positive reviews?
— Jorin van Vilsteren (@jorinv) June 2, 2015
— Erik Hensema (@ErikHensema) May 13, 2015
— Christian Vermeulen (@Christian__V) April 5, 2015
@Versio 'zo snel mogelijk' is erg rekbaar, na 5 dagen nog geen reactie is te lang…
— Horeca Webservice (@Xenonis) May 9, 2015
@versio is het mogelijk dat jullie website onbereikbaar is?
— Hans Swolfs (@Photastic) May 11, 2015
— in2triathlon (@in2triathlon) May 9, 2015
Versio reviews debunked
This Versio review is made by the owner of Mijnbestand.be, 25560 on ispgids.com. “I’ve been 3 years customer at Versio and still very satisfied with the services purchased (Web hosting and domain names).” While doing a check: As you can see the domain is not active upon i did a Domain background check the domain in question is not in use at all. See: https://who.is/whois/mijnbestand.be
I want to read your thoughts in the comment section below. Do share your experience with Versio below too.