February 8/9, 2009 - The Dubroom
Messageboards were offline again, during the
last days. As the hosting company xsorbit
could not be reached, some research was done
and some disturbing information was
Did xsorbit's CEO flee his country
after being wanted by the police?
Last weekend, it happened again: the Dubroom
Message Boards went offline. A rather
irritating situation for many reasons. Sure,
there can be outages here and there, but
since the Dubroom actually pays the xsorbit
company, a certain amount of quality can and
should be expected.
During these outages, I always try to
contact xsorbit to check out what's the
matter. I did so a couple of weeks ago, too,
when instead of the Dubroom messageboard the
browser displayed a "Go Daddy"
"Go Daddy" is a company that
buys up expired domains and gives the owner
of the website, or others, to take over the
domain. An example of a Go Daddy page can be
found if you go to www.xsorbit31.com.
As you can see, the site reads
"NOTICE: This domain name expired on
01/23/2009 and is pending renewal or
deletion". When I saw this after
wanting to see the Dubroom Message Boards,
you can imagine that I was pretty upset and
I wrote to customer service.
Now, I can't even write to xsorbit
customer service as all their websites are
down. So I did a little bit of research on
the Internet and discovered, that the guy
who runs xsorbit probably fled his country
because of some fraud issues.
Before that, though, I saw an enormous
amounts of complaints when I did a simple
Google search for "xsorbit".
I saw, that many of these complaints were
pretty recent, even this year.
one, dated January 27, 2009. Someone
who runs a US Veterans board, complains
about the outages. He says they do not even
return phone calls. It triggered a whole
flood of complaints by others as well.
One person said, he was going to file a
complaint to the "BBB", a watchdog
for the business and charity organizations. Their
ratings of the xsorbit company are
extremely low, in fact they are the lowest
one can get as company or a charity
organization. According to the BBB:
Reasons for this rating include:
Failure to obtain a required competency
license. Length of time business has been
operating. Failure to respond to
complaints filed against this business.
BBB does not have sufficient background
information on this business. (SOURCE)
Further reading of the list of complaints
revealed a rather troubling piece of
information, which, if true, could lead to
the possibility that the Dubroom Message
Boards will stay off-line. It could very
well be, namely, that the guy who runs
xsorbit fled the USA because of some
According to the Mortgage Fraud website,
a site by the American Mortgage Law Group,
we can read how someone was arrested because
of come complicated fraud issue. The guy was
not alone, there are two more wanted by the
to the website:
Two additional defendants are still at
large with warrants issued for their
arrest. Paula Luna is believed to be in
California and Michael Sinclair is
believed to have fled to the Philippines.
I discovered the source of this
allegation. It can be found on a Yahoo
Answers web page. Someone asks about
the xsorbit outages, and another one
responds. He/she writes:
think their CEO Michael Sinclair fled
the country before December 11 due to
being charged with mortgage fraud:
I think it's the same Michael Sinclair
of Las Vegas Nevada due to the Philippines
connection mentioned in the article (xsorbit
also mentioned having an office in the
Michael Sinclair, Las Vegas, and the
Philippines. The Philippines also have an
xsorbit department, where the founder of
xsorbit is a guy called Michael Sinclair.
Now, obviously, we cannot say for sure if
this is the Michael Sinclair that runs
xsorbit. But we can say, that the amounts of
complaints about the company are many and
they are growing in recent times especially.
As for now, I will definitely look into
other ways of having the Dubroom Message
Boards continue. Until now, I was more or
less bound to xsorbit because of the
enormous wealth of postings going back many
years. I would hate to see that go into the
With messageboards that simply vanish,
domains which expire and allegations of a
CEO fleeing the country because of mortgage
frauds, I think I have enough hints to start
looking for other ways.
I hope, that this episode of Dubroom
Online will also help those that like to
visit and/or post to the Message Board and
are wondering what's going on.
One Love, Give Thanks,
UPDATE: I think I have found another
host. Check out dubroom.yuku.com