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Derek Vaughan Appointed VP of Marketing at HostMySite.com

Former Walt Disney Company and Affinity Internet executive, Derek Vaughan, has been named Vice President, Marketing at customer service focused .net hosting company HostMySite.com.

Mr. Vaughan brings a wealth of Internet and web hosting experience into his new post, having served at the Walt Disney Company during the dot com boom for such brands as ESPN.com and NASCAR.com. After successfully marketing team accessories during the first concurrent interactive television and Internet ecommerce broadcast for Super Bowl XXXIV, Mr. Vaughan was recruited by startup web hosting company, Affinity Internet, Inc. in the year 2000. He served as Senior Director of Marketing as Affinity grew from a startup of 12 employees to a major web hosting brand of over 250 employees and over 200,000 hosted accounts. Mr. Vaughan was also an owner and partner in web hosting marketing firm, TechPad Agency for the past 2 years.

Mr. Vaughan has also been active in the web hosting press, having written feature articles for PingZine Magazine, The WHIR, sitepoint.com, tophosts.com, hostsearch.com, comparewebhosts.com and acting as Editor of The Hosting News for the past 2 years.

According to HostMySite.com CEO, Lou Honick, Mr. Vaughan will be working to grow the HostMySite.com brand and build a world class marketing organization for the company. “Derek Vaughan is one of those rare individuals who combine classical business training, unbridled creativity, and hands-on web hosting industry knowledge. He is recognized by his peers in the web hosting profession as one of its thought leaders, and brings great passion to his marketing campaigns. The HostMySite.com team joins me in welcoming Derek – we know his arrival will be great for our current and future customers.”

Mr. Vaughan was attracted to HostMySite.com by the brand’s uncompromising commitment to customer service. ''The role of the customer in this business reminds me of the way that Walt Disney organized his company” said Mr. Vaughan. “If you are a customer of HostMySite.com, you will receive world class service and support driven by the vision of the owners, Lou Honick and Neil Heuer. That’s a company that I can believe in and work for.''

As a longtime contributer and advertiser on Compare Web Hosts, Mr. Vaughan added, ''Leon Belenky and Brenda Sigurdson have run comparewebhosts.com for many years, and I have appreciated their professionalism and expertise in web hosting. Since I first began advertising web hosting products and services in the year 2000, Compare Web Hosts has delivered great results in acquiring web hosting customers. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Compare Web Hosts.''

Founded in 1997, HostMySite.com is a privately-held provider of customer-focused web hosting services. With a combination of sophisticated hosting technology and applied business knowledge, HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable managed dedicated servers, VPS web hosting, and Windows web hosting solutions, supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat. The company is based in Newark, Delaware.

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