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Linode ¡Regalo de 100.000 dólares!


ACTUALIZACIÓN: ¡El sorteo ha terminado! Se han agotado las existencias en unos 130 minutos. Gracias a todos!

Estamos regalando 100.000 dólares en servicios de Linode ! A partir de este viernes 17 de diciembre a las 9:00 AM hora del este, los primeros 1.000 nuevos clientes que se registren recibirán cada uno 100 dólares en crédito de servicio.

Así es como funciona: Sé una de las primeras 1.000 personas que se inscriban después de las 9:00 AM (hora del este) de este viernes. Si consigues ser uno de los primeros, recibirás inmediatamente un crédito de 100 dólares en tu cuenta para que lo utilices como creas conveniente. Y eso es todo. La única letra pequeña es que el crédito no es transferible ni reembolsable.

Estamos muy contentos de poder hacer esta oferta y esperamos que todos los que han estado pensando en probar Linode aprovechen esta oportunidad para experimentar nuestro servicio y apoyo de primera mano.

Si tienes una cuenta de Twitter, ¡difunde la palabra!

Comentarios (81)

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    My only complaint? I’m already a customer, dangit. 🙂

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    You guys are awesome!

    First more RAM for free for customers, and now credits gratis for new customers.

    I love your service and I recommend you at every opportunity I have.

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    What about people that want to take another linode (second one)?

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    How will that interact with referral codes? No referral bonus on $100 free users? Or, they have to remain active 90 days after their $100 runs out?

  5. Christopher Aker

    @Andrea – new customers only, sorry.

    @Chris – referral codes work like normal. Refer your friends and if they stay for 90 days you get $20 credit.

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    Hey, that’s great news, but appears to be more capacity than you have spare (Homepage reads: 267+326+153+82+62+16 across all plans) – should existing customers be concerned about overloading?

  7. Christopher Aker

    @Lee – We don’t instantly put every new host into the pool. We always have a HUGE reserve of machines online and ready to go, and are constantly bringing new hosts into the mix as demand dictates. There is no overselling. We always have capacity waiting.

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    @caker thanks, I’m a customer (via my employer) – but I’ve wanted a private slice for a while, I didn’t want to find myself with “4096 or nothing” come Friday morning! Great work guys, didn’t mean to take the wind out of your sales, I actually figured the homepage was some javascript counter designed to increase click through by adding percieved value for people that aren’t already using your execllent service!

    Roll on Friday!

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    I second the “Dang, I’m already here.”

    If I roll a new Linode on a new account, can I get the credit? I would love to play with a second Linode, but not if it means sidestepping the rules.

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    It’s a shame I will probably be unavailable at that time, would have signed up otherwise. 😉

    PS. signing up requires one to buy atleast 1 linode right?

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    Awww… no love for your existing customers?


  12. Christopher Aker

    @Les – hey, another Aker! We’d really prefer these to be new customers, but we won’t stop you.

    @Tom – Yup, sign up for any Linode and the credit will be applied.

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    I’ve been thinking about taking out a second linode – am I eligible?

  14. Christopher Aker

    @Luke – see comment above. A new customer account is required.

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    Could we have a bit more of the “fine print”, please?

    If I have a Linode in America, could I use this to start a new one in the UK and would the 100 dollars basically give me the first five months free?

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    @Chris, I’m thinking about that too. I can only assume it’s the same

    Too bad I’m already a customer!

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    So you convinced me to sign up to Linode and give it a try.. but now I can’t do it until friday, otherwise I won’t get the $100!!!

    So unfair! 🙂

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    Pretty sure SparkFun Electronics did this exact same thing last January and is doing it again this coming January…

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    Great 🙂 Linode rocks. I may be the first one to get this amazing offer 😉
    9AM Friday EST == Friday, 17 December 2010, 19:30:00 Indian Standard Time. Am I correct?

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    Will you know if you’re one of the first 1000, or will it tell you only after you’ve put in your credit card number? 🙂

    I want free stuff, darnit!

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    Just out of curiousity, why would anyone want to “spread the word” about this? The fewer people that know, the greater the chances of free service, no?

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    what if linode in fremont out of stock? would you add more linodes to fremont datacenter

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    We just took a new Linode yesterday 🙁 Is there anything for us? Didn’t know it starts tomorrow.

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    Barry: Because most of the people reading this already have accounts here, so the best way for us to earn off this deal is to convince as many people as we can to sign up during the deal, thereby raking in referrals and the subsequent payoff.

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    Is the $100 credit applied immediately at sign-up? Or do we have to pay for one month first? i.e. for a 512 plan, do we still need to pay $19.95 for one month and then use the $100 credit for the next 5 months?

  26. Christopher Aker

    @Barry – It won’t show in the sign-up system. You’ll see a notice when you log in for the first time.

    @Alex we won’t be out of stock, ever, so don’t worry about it.

    @Evaryont – You sign up and pay for a Linode and then the credit is applied to your account.

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    Really, had to go with 6am Pacific time for this? Why do you hate Californians?

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    Hi Caker,

    I’m a new customer, I was going to sign-up for a linode 512 this morning until I saw this giveaway on twitter. It’s a great news for our new customers. However, I have a question regarding the $100 credit. If i sign-up a linode 512 for one year on friday morning and I’m one of the first 1000, I’ll need to pay ~$220 in order to get access to my account, and then I’ll see the $100 credit on my account. Can I use the credit to pay for this year’s fee? (like a $100 refund off the $220)

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    I’m looking for a solid VPS provider, seems I’ve found the right offer 🙂 hope to be one of the first 1,000 signups

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    Can the referral code be appended to this blog post (and still function)?

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    lame. where’s the love for existing customers?

  32. Christopher Aker

    @Craig – indeed. Next time we’ll do something later in the day, although I’d guess we won’t sell out within the first few hours (we’re taking bets here at Linode HQ).

    @Alan – you need to pay for whatever you’re buying at sign up. The credit gets applied after your account is created, not at sign up. If you really wanted to pay annually using the credit, sign up monthly first, get the credit, and then submit a ticket asking to be switched to annual.

    @Luke – the referral codes are compatible with this promotion, but you gotta send them to your referral URL. The referral code won’t stick if attached to the blog URL.

    @pete – your time will come.


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    Just would like to 100% clarify something if I may.

    If you sign up for say a 512 ($19.95) linode, you pay for the first month at signup. Is it correct that then the account will be in credit, so therefore Linode will not take any payments from your bank until the $100 has gone.

    Meaning that the customer efficiently gets 5 months free hosting.

    Is this deal valid for old customers? As in for customer who were once Linode customers, and have recently left? As in if I use the same email address as I originally used, will Linode still honour this deal?


  34. Christopher Aker

    @Tom – you are correct. You pay for a month or whatever, and then the credit is applied when the account is created. Also, we’re not excluding anyone (old customers or otherwise) from participating. It needs to be a new account, however.

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    @Caker – sounds great. Thanks

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    @Caker – Can multiple accounts use the same billing information? I’ve a client that I was going to setup with a linode on Friday.

    I typically just setup my clients on my account and then charge them the monthly cost of the server, but if I can save him a few bucks then that would be great.

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    How about making affiliates more motivated by creating a URL that has a part for our affiliate ID and redirects to this page?

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    Aww, I suppose caker just gave us the go-ahead to sign up for a second account, but I feel that would be against the spirit of the deal.
    Hopefully more love for existing customers will come :)(maybe more HDD *hinthintnudgenudge*)

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    How can I know whether I am before 1000 or not before payment?

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    Is there an option to choose a datacenter when you sign up for a plan?
    Looking through the FAQ I do not see this mentioned anywhere.

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    Kinda bummed out that existing customers get no love… Even though we’re planning on getting a second linode soon, that wouldn’t even count.

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    @Val – Yes. You can choose a data centre upon sign up.

    It’s after you have signed up, its a the process of setting up your linode.

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    I would really like to see a white label reseller program, so we could resell Linodes to our hosting clients if they want more advanced VPS services like you offer. Even a co-branded solution would be great cuz it’s better that linode supports clients on their end and we provide value-add to those clients by referring and/or assisting them in development or outsourced setup, management/configuration. The goal I’m after is residual income, even if its $5/Month per account. Just a thought. 🙂

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    I was trying to decide between Linode and… That certainly made my decision a lot easier =D

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    I echo mojvps’s question — will we know if we’re getting the credit prior to signing up, or will we only find out afterwards?

  46. Christopher Aker

    @Mojvps @chris There is a ticker on the signup page which shows you how many slots are remaining. Once you sign up, the next page will tell you if you received the credit. If you are in the process of signing up and the ticker is displaying that there are only a few slots left, you run the risk of not making the cut.

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    @caker great, thank you.

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    Alexandre de Oliveira

    Be ready to scale your service. Good quality means you’re gonna get more and more customers, and I hope this doesn’t make your quality get low.

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    Alexandre..unfortunately it’s probably only a matter of time till Linode reaches this point. Practically all companies do. And the ones that don’t either went out of business or start charging much higher prices. By then though there will be some other newcomers on the scene mixing things up…and off we go.

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    Well, tried rtwice so far and got errors both times!

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    Tried to sign up, and all I get is a big “WHOOPS” error page. Doesnt exactly inspire confidence when your *sign up* page is broken already!

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    Getting an error trying to complete the giveaway. Sucks because I’ve seen the countdown go down 100+ (from 999) and I’m not getting in on the action.

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    I guess 3rd try really is a charm. Got it!

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    I successfully availed the offer, but the only catch (which was not mentioned) was that they charged for 1.5 months as they bill monthly, and post 16th day of the month, they charge for the next month also… probably that tells us why you chose 17th as the offer date……;)

    Anyways…looking forward to a great service…I have heard a lot about linode, time to experience it… 🙂

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    I had to reload the signup page and re-enter my info, but I felt safe doing so, because I realized that you’d have created the username if you were getting as far as charging me (at least I find it highly unlikely you wouldn’t). Anyway, you can moderate this and my other comment into the trash if you feel like it.

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    @caker my credit card tell me 30$ was taken, why??

  57. Christopher Aker

    An amazing response so far! The “Whoops”s were actually the signup system rate-limiter, and didn’t cause any dupe charges or anything – although to be sure we’ll be auditing this afternoon. The slow loading was identified as problem with one of the loadbalancers and was resolved. Things should be rocking since about 9:30!!

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    I got an error too.. but I tried again and was able to complete it and get the $100 credit.

    But I got a payment receipt for the first month’s pro-rated amount.
    I had assumed that the first billing would be from the $100 credit. turns out I’m mistaken. slightly smells of a bait-and-switch. I will have to wait for my credit card statement to be sure.

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    Just signed up (10:09AM EST), there were 200 slots left.

    Can’t wait to get started!

  60. Christopher Aker

    @yisohoo Orders placed mid month were charged for the remaining days in December, and then all of the next month.

    @Logan no deception was intended. If the announcement wasn’t clear enough, and the sign up system wasn’t clear that it was about to charge your credit card, and you’re not happy just submit a ticket and we’ll cancel your account and void the transaction.

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    After a few unsuccessful attempts, I was able to sign up. Now 100$ credit is loaded into my account. That’s awesome.
    Thanks 🙂

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    “The only fine-print is that the credit is non-transferable and non-refundable.”

    My ass it is. I was charged over $30 for “remainder of December and January”. Apparently I can start using my $100 “giveaway” credits in February. Screw this.

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    Calade, if you read into the offer as they were going to give you $100 for absolutely free, then you need to sit down and rethink you’re entire life.

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    Well, I’ve been a customer for 2+ years but I don’t mind on “missing out” on this promotion. The referral program has been more than generous to me, thanks Linode!

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    Uhh, Calade, that’s what the description said.

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    Looks like the giveaway is over! That was quick. Wish I could have got in on it.

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    There was few failed attemps and one another problem about my account but linode team solved that issue very quickly. I’m an old linude user and happy to return to linode. I hope i will stay much and much longer 🙂 Thank you.

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    $100 free? Yes, I was expecting them to send me $100, Ryan! Seriously though. There are hosting companies who give you servers like this free for a year during promotions (OVH). But I’ll sit down and think.

    @ Brian Manahan

    Where exactly does it say so? Of course it talked about the $30 payment during registration, but I simply thought it would be taken from the $100.

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    It seems that multiple people were surprised to find out that their credit cards were charged for the initial 1.5 months of hosting. This appears to be Linode’s fault. The initial blog post wasn’t clear about this, and several people asked about it, getting misleading answers from Caker. Here is a typical conversation (taken from the comments above):

    “Linode will not take any payments from your bank until the $100 has gone.
    Meaning that the customer efficiently gets 5 months free hosting.”

    “Tom – you are correct”

    I am still a fan of Linode, but I feel that they should have been clearer about this.

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    I signed up specifically due to this giveaway. I have a dedicated server and decided, “what the heck”, if it doesn’t work out I’ll just cancel it after a few months.

    Although I was initially skeptical due to the “Whoops” page that I received on sign up, I have to say, otherwise I’ve been pretty impressed.

    A Linode VPS is definitely the way to go — no KVM over IP rental charges, no OS reload fee, great support, and a usable management front end.

  72. Christopher Aker

    @Calvin You’re taking things out of context. If you read the previous sentence of Tom’s comment, he says “If you sign up for say a 512 ($19.95) linode, you pay for the first month at signup.” To which I reply: “you are correct. You pay for a month or whatever, and then the credit is applied when the account is created“. Also, the sign up system clearly stated it was going to charge your credit card.

    Anyone who complains about this, imo, just didn’t pay enough attention. However, if we ever do anything like this again I’ll make sure and make it absolutely obvious.

    Again, no deception was ever intended. If anyone is not satisfied with getting a $100 credit, we’d be happy to remove it, cancel the account, and void any transactions we may have charged.


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    I have been a Linode customer for nearly 2 years, and although I missed this promotion, reading through the blog post and the comments this makes perfect sense to me – I thought it was very clear how the promotion would work.

    Excellent value, totally reliable and supportive service as always from Linode – Good job guys!

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    Signed up for 512MB, 16GB Linode 🙂
    Got the $100 credit too on Friday…

    Enjoying the linode – seems very fast on the config I have selected – will upgrade it when I think it will be busy.

    for now, i will be testing my linux skills against it.

    Thanks Linode !

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    I signed up for and got the $100 credit & just to add to discussion – I was completely aware that the credit would be applied to my account after signup.

    Furthermore, I’m really impressed with linode so far. I’m a former slicehost customer & I’m amazed at how much faster my new server is. Partly due the UK located datacentre, but the speed at which is processes requests is far faster than I’m used to. My first chat with the support guys was positive too.

    So, it’s thumbs up from me!

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    Just signed up but I dont see $100 credit 🙁
    Guess 1000 signups are done already! Anyway, setting up the host was straight forward and snappy. Looking forward for a trouble free ride.


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    Well guys, it seems this is the end of the story. I registered 2 days ago and I did not get the 100$ credit. However the service you provide is even better than my friend told me so thumbs up for me too

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    I opened an account on December 23 and unfortunately didn’t get the $100 credit, but I always viewed it as an added bonus and was not the reason for opening an account. I am really very happy with Linode’s service so far.

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    I love my linode. It serves as a dedicated database for my heroku app. Thank you so much!

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    Any plans to do similar “giveaway” in the future? I would like to move my server to linode and $100 credit can be a good argument to do it early.

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