Lausanne , Switzerland — April 12, 2016
Asturian Capital SA
Dear our valued customers, resellers and partners,
We are proud to announce that we are changing our product for web hosting automation from HPanel to Merloz, www.merloz.com. We hope that the new name unifies our project with unique brand. The change is effective immediately.
In 2012, we began to work on this web hosting automation tool and since then we've been continuously developing the product. We are proud that we are currently serving more than 20 000 domains with different hosters in EMEA region.
The web hosting market and the hosting business has undergone a significant transformation and growth in the past few years. The new identity had to satisfy all of the existing expectations of what our original mark stands for , while simultaneously moving the brand forward to acknowledge the maturity, functionality, and diversity of the entire product, making "Merloz" the cornerstone of our branding worldwide. What the Merloz stands for? The answer is very simple - its a Merlin the Wizard of Oz! We are going to prove that we are the wizards in this market!
Last, but not least from March 15th to 17th , we took a part at WHD.global 2016 in Rust, Germany. Our booth B07 at WHD,global ( http://www.whd.global/cn/popup-partners-details.php?partner=hpanel) have been visited by more than 100 visitors and we have had pleasant conversations/demonstrations with prospective customers, resellers and partners. Among the visitors we had even people from cPanel, who talked with us and had a demo. After the demo they said that HPanel is faster and maybe better than their one. WHD.global 2016 was very successful for us, now we'll be starting to work on integrations with companies like SpamExperts,Weebly, BaseKit and etc. We believe those integrations will bring our product and customers much more opportunities for easier website design, email security and etc.
On March 28th, 2016 we have received an email from cPanel saying that our domain and website at hpanel.ch is highy similar to cpanel and according them this is a trademark infringement. Here you can see their letter sent to us after the WHD.global 2016. In our understanding they don't have any rights over the domain HPANEL.CH , because we do not reproduce their TRADEMARKED name CPANEL in any possible way. For reference you may check the WIPO database for similar cases regarding domain names disputes:
Anyway we're a startup company, at WHD.global 2016 we announced the product to the general public for the first time! We are not that big like cPanel and we don't want to go into such disputes with them! That's why we decided to re-brand the product.
We want to keeping things simple and clear, as our product is and that's why we will be re-branding the product logo, we just continuing to deliver a great value product and services that satisfy your expectations
For users who own a license of HPanel please also note the followings:
• Your current license will remain in effect as it was
• All features will remain unchanged after updating your installation from HPanel to Merloz.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to delivering your new orders with this new branding.