Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment

Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment

Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment

Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-04 – Go Daddy web hosting and domain registrar giant has sold a major piece to a business group of private equity for around $2.5 billion USD. As reported just week ago, the group is led by KKR & Company, Silver Lake Technology Crossover Ventures and will assume all of Go Daddy Inc.’s debt as well as its assets.

As the world bigest domain registrar company, GoDaddy have over 9.4 million customers and manages over than 48 million domain names in different domain zones. Despite such impressive stats, Go Daddy web hosting and domain registrar has reported consecutive annual losses with very small growth only during the latest fiscal year.

For at least the time being, current CEO and President mr. Robert Parsons will remain in that position, and has stated the company’s plans to expand its offerings by increasing its international presence and moving its hosting solutions into the cloud based infrastructure. Mr. Parsons founded Go Daddy web hosting company in 1997 year and in 2006 failed in his attempt to go public, citing poor market conditions when withdrawing its IPO.

Whether this acquisition is considered an investment or a purchase, mr. Parsons is reported to remain GoDaddy’s biggest single shareholder while the new private equity group of companies becomes the biggest corporative investor.

Silver Lake has a great experience of flipping and growing different Internet companies, with the sale of Skype communicator for around $8.5 billion to Microsoft Corporation, after purchasing it from EBay corporation several years ago for only $2 billion. KKR and Silver Lake are familiar partners with their 2005 group investment of Avago Technologies, while TCV leads a group of firms that has invested a reported $135 million in Facebook. Silver Lake and TCV are co-investors in the leading daily deal site Groupon and the social gaming company Zynga.

In conclusion we just want to note that $2.5 billion USD is a biggest investment for hosting company ever made before.

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SpamExperts Partners With Hosting Ireland Web Hosting

SpamExperts Partners With Hosting Ireland Web Hosting

SpamExperts Partners With Hosting Ireland Web Hosting

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-27 – SpamExperts well known anti spam solutions developer strengthened its position in the local web hosting market by announcing several days ago a partnership with web hosting company Hosting Ireland, one of the most popular .ie tld domain registrar and web hosting provider in Ireland and in the UK. Hosting Ireland company offer email hosting solutions, advanced spam filtering and reliable anti-virus protection. In addition to its range of various web hosting services, Hosting Ireland provides dedicated servers and VPS. With this partnership Hosting Ireland will offer industry leading professional email security products to its clients, protecting email boxes from any sort of spam, phishing attacks, and virus attacks as well as securing their IP ranges with outgoing spam filtering. SpamExperts offers a wide range of very different and unique email security solutions ideal for web hosting businesses like Hosting Ireland who in turn need to offer solutions to their client base of Corporate and Small Medium Enterprises.

“Becoming a partner with SpamExperts antispam solutions company has allowed us to offer professional unique and rich solution to protect the network of our clients. This type of product is not always available from other web hosting companies and provides us with a competitive advantage in the web hosting market place. By positioning e-mail security products alongside our core solutions, we are able to match the individual requirements of our customers, as well as attract a wider audience,” says Jonathan Bate, Managing Director of Hosting Ireland. “We are delighted with our partnership with SpamExperts, as it demonstrates our commitment to developing our portfolio of products something that our customers have come to expect from Hosting Ireland.

“We are delighted that after only a year of being our valued customer, Hosting Ireland has committed to a more intense partnership!” says Sam Renkema, CEO of SpamExperts. “We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship with this leading Web Hosting company from Ireland.”

Small summary on SpamExperts company:
SpamExperts company offers leading anti spam solutions for web hosting companies and other online business. Company originated in Netherlands with head office in Amsterdam.

Small summary on Hosting Ireland company:
Hosting Ireland is one of Ireland’s leading domain registrar and web hosting company. Hosting Ireland is an accredited .ie domain registrar. Hosting Ireland web hosting company provides hosting services to small medium enterprise and corporate across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Hosting Ireland also provides VPS and Dedicated server solutions.

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KKR & Co and Silver Lake Partners In Talks to Buy Go Daddy Web Hosting

KKR & Co and Silver Lake Partners In Talks to Buy Go Daddy Web Hosting

KKR & Co and Silver Lake Partners In Talks to Buy Go Daddy Web Hosting

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-25 – Web hosting giant and most popular domain registrar Go Daddy is very close to being acquired by private equity companies KKR & Co and Silver Lake Partners for between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, according to several well trusted reports on Friday.

At this point of time, the deal has not been approved by either party. Reports on the Wall Street Journal and Reuters say a source close to the matter has said the deal could close as early as next within week.

Go Daddy initially shopped around for buyers in September 2010, but Bloomberg says the company was looking for a higher evaluation. In September the number sat around $1 billion.

Bloomberg says that the web hosting giant and most popular domain registrar Go Daddy is an attractive buy because its primary customer base is small businesses, a market that has seen tremendous growth in the past few years.

Go Daddy is arguably the most well-known domain registrar and web hosting company outside of the hosting industry, as its wide-reaching marketing campaigns anchored by flashy Superbowl commercials and spokeswomen including race-car driver Danica Patrick and personal trainer Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser fame.

Recently, reports surfaced that say Go Daddy is set to launch its cloud web hosting service in July or August. This move could noticeably increase its customer base even more as consumers look for ways to release first class cloud computing infrastructures for their small businesses.

If this deal went through, it should be the largest acquisition of a web hosting provider and domain registrar.

GoDaddy web hosting company hosts over 46 million domain names under management, which is more than any other registrar by far. So, GoDaddy is a largest domain providers in the world. GoDaddy web hosting and domain registrar company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, US.

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