Ping! Zine Web Host Makeover Contest Nearing Deadline For Entries Published: Jul 15, 2004
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Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine’s Web Host Makeover Contest is coming to a close soon, with entries being accepted until July 23, 2004. The grand- prize winner will be selected on August 12, 2004.

Denham Springs, LA, July 8, 2004 – Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine’s Web Host Makeover Contest (www.webhostmakeover.com) is coming to a close soon, with entries being accepted until July 23, 2004.  The  grand- prize winner will be selected on August 12, 2004.  Nine other lucky winners will also be awarded prizes from some of the top names in the hosting industry.  All US-based hosting providers in business for more than three months are eligible to enter.

Ping! Zine, the world’s leading web hosting industry print publication, first announced the contest in April. "I knew that many web hosting providers are able to provide technical excellence, but that isn't always matched by the look and feel of their sites," states Keith Duncan, Publisher, Editor and Co-Founder of Ping! Zine.  "It occurred to me that one of the best ways to showcase our industry was to conduct a contest - modeled off the ever-popular concept of 'makeovers' -- that would allow us to totally transform a hosting company's website and services, from drab to dramatic."

There is certainly a great deal in store for the contest's lucky winners.  The contest's grand prize consists of a complete site makeover, including client and billing management, dedicated servers, flash tutorials, live sales chat support, multiple ad design and marketing services, domain reselling, company branding.  Prize Sponsors include Topline Ventures, Demo Demo, ModernBill, OSI Codes, Inc., 2Checkout, Bocacom, EasyServer Management, Rate My Host, Website Host Directory, Cheap Hosting Directory, Hartland Communications, Dotster, Mindlash, HostVoice, BannersMall and AdWatcher.Net.

Adding an additional spin is that in this contest, creativity is the "currency" of exchange: winners will be selected based on their five-hundred-word-or-less essays, responding to the statement: "Why do you deserve a Ping! Zine Web Host Makeover?"

"We thought that rather than make the contest a random sweepstakes, we'd add another element," emphasizes Mr. Duncan.  "We certainly will be looking for genuine, creative responses, and I suspect our entrants will not disappoint us."

"We're proud to be a part of this truly unique, unprecedented contest," says Jim Thomas of Bocacom.  "All of our team is looking forward to being a part of this digital makeover."

Founded in 2003, Pingzine LLC (www.pingzine.com) of Denham Springs, Louisiana is the publisher of the world's leading web hosting industry print magazine, Ping! Zine.  Published bi-monthly, Ping! Zine offers a wide variety of articles of interest to all involved in web site development and hosting

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