The DXZone.com supports QSL.net’s donation request campaign.
QSL.net administrators recently sent a Donation Request to all their users, here below the content of their email.
We invite you to consider donating to support this service.
Dear QSL.net user,
We hope you are enjoying the services we provide, such as free Web Hosting,
Email Forwarding, Mailman Mailing Lists and DX Log Search.
WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP:
It’s been about THREE YEARS since our last system-wide email to users,
asking for support. We know that many of you have been financially affected
by COVID-19, so we made the decision not to ask for support until now.
We continue to see growth in bandwidth, CPU and especially disk space
usage. This has driven a decision to migrate all QSL.net services to a
brand new server with enough resources to accommodate the needs of users.
The new server is being provisioned and tested, with a goal of being live
within the next 1-2 months.
Your financial support also allows us to keep offering free business-class
spam filtering for our QSL.net Email Forwarding users. The spam filtering
system has been very successful and has dramatically decreasing the amount
of spam seen by our users.
QSL.NET EXISTS SOLELY ON YOUR DONATIONS!
For over two decades, QSL.net has been dedicated to the sole purpose of
furthering the abilities and interests of the Amateur Radio Community, with
free Internet services for hams. QSL.net now needs to ask you for something
in return: Your financial support.
In addition to the costs for data center bandwidth and hardware, and
subscription fees for our professional spam filtering system, we also have
hundreds of hours of time involved in answering support tickets,
programming and maintaining the Self-Help and Ticket systems,
troubleshooting various web, email, mailing list and FTP issues, etc.
WE HAVE NOT ASKED FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN NEARLY THREE YEARS – CAN YOU HELP US
If your financial situation allows you to contribute to QSL.net, we would
greatly appreciate your support! We can accept donations via PayPal,
Credit Card, Check or Money Order. To donate, see:
Thank you for your continued support! Happy Holidays from our families to
QSL.net was started in 1996 by Al Waller K3TKJ and run continuously until Al retired at the end of 2008.
In early January 2009, Scott Neader KA9FOX stepped forward to keep the service going. All QSL.net services were then moved to new hardware located at a large US data center.
Today, QSL.net hosts over 31,000 web sites… over 54,000 e-mail forwarding accounts… over 600 mailing lists… and provides bandwidth and hardware for N6RT’s DX Services (including log searches for over 20 million QSOs) at DX.QSL.NET.
This is all done at NO COST to amateur radio operators and organizations, although donations are encouraged and very much appreciated.
The DXZone.com has no link with QSL.net and this article has not been sollecited and it represents our support for this valuable free service for the amateur radio community.