One comment on the iTamer post suggests that they’re using an Indian call centre and renewing 2 year listings. There appears to be no intention of running the directory legitimately. Such a shame.
The NZBO website is registered to a Jitendra Singh – yet the NZBO site seems to be a copy of a recent version of NBO which is owned and operated by Shallendra Singh. Interestingly NBO has reverted back to it’s original look and feel.
Jitendra Singh is registered as a company director for Searcha and NZBO. His address is in Papatoetoe and the 2 companies have an address for service in Birkenhead. He is the sole shareholder and director for both companies. Is it odd that the postal address on the domain registration is in Greenlane? Or that the phone number is very close to the phone number for NBO implying they are on the same exchange? Astounding that directory owners prefer to operate from the same locality.
I’ve found some interesting references to NZBO
- “NZBO partners with Google when it comes to online advertising.” from NZVega.co.nz. That has to be partnering in the loosest sense. Such a shame that the site has fictious registration info: http://whois.domaintools.com/nzvega.co.nz and that the only content on the site is one post and 100 positive comments. SPAM!
- Coolbreeze.co.nz is registered to the same fictitious person as NZVega.co.nz and has the same one page fawning. SPAM!
- And more of the same spammy b.s. at busybuzz.co.nz, coolidea.co.nz, nzboblogs.co.nz, nzbobusiness.co.nz, nzlogic.co.nz, nzsuggestions.co.nz, nzthoughts.co.nz, nzviews.co.nz and windchill.co.nz. I guess they’ve seen the power of blogs to inform and are trying to fill up page 1 of the search engines with their own positive propaganda.
For those who still believe that NZBO has any credibility – go to the Internet Archive at www.archive.org and search for how NZBO used to look – if you can.