On Wednesday, the web hosting innovative provider Web.com made the announcement that it has bought the web hosting provider Network Solutions from private equity firm General Atlantic. This announcement was made almost a full year after Web.com acquired Register.com. This was a high-profit deal for the web hosting provider. A $135 million deal.
Greatresponder.com – 2011-08-03 – On Wednesday, the web hosting innovative provider Web.com made the announcement that it has bought the web hosting provider Network Solutions from private equity firm General Atlantic. This announcement was made almost a full year after Web.com acquired Register.com. This was a high-profit deal for the web hosting provider. A $135 million deal.
As stated in the press release, this acquirement will generate an “end-to-end online solutions company with a clear path to $500 million in non-GAAP revenues.”
This big step by Web.com is very beneficial for Web.com both of the two companies provide customers with a pretty similar variety of services aimed at the SMB market. Those services consist of web hosting, domain registration, web design, e-commerce solutions, online security products, SSL certificates, as well as search engine marketing and optimization.
The web hosting provider states that combining the two companies will be positioned to offer “revenue growth in the low teens”.
Web.com will pay Network Solutions $405 million in cash and issue 18 million shares of Web.com common stock upon closing. Furthermore, it will refinance the current net debt of Network Solutions and pay certain fees.
“This transaction represents a unique opportunity to dramatically expand our scale, add further momentum to Web.com’s already improving top line growth, and further expand our market share as the nationally recognized go-to provider of online marketing solutions specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses. Our integration strategy will be similar to our successful acquisition of Register.com, and we will be in a strong position to cross-sell and up-sell our services to Network Solutions’ approximately two million retail customers and hundreds of thousands of wholesale customers. We believe this combination will provide significant long-term shareholder value as we grow our business, capitalize on synergies, improve our margins and generate substantial cash flow to invest greater resources in growth and branding initiatives” says the CEO and chairman of Web.com, David Brown.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fall, and at the close, General Atlantic and other current Network Solutions shareholders are expected to own about 37 percent of Web.com.
Popular web hosting company Network Solutions announced a week ago it has hired seo and marketing development agency Azam Marketing to manage and design its affiliate marketing strategy in the United Kingdom and across the different European countries. Network Solutions web hosting company performed a competitive tendering process over a few months, until finally selecting seo and marketing design agency Azam Marketing from a shortlist of up to 10 agencies.
Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-08 – Popular web hosting company Network Solutions announced a week ago it has hired seo and marketing development agency Azam Marketing to manage and design its affiliate marketing strategy in the United Kingdom and across the different European countries.
Network Solutions web hosting company performed a competitive tendering process over a few months, until finally selecting seo and marketing design agency Azam Marketing from a shortlist of up to 10 agencies.
Azam Marketing company was chosen for its skills and expertise in helping businesses to expand their operations around the world, said Network Solutions CEO.
As part of the initiative, Azam Marketing will design affiliate programs for the hosting provider in the United Kingdom and other European markets as part of Network Solutions web hosting continuing expansion across the Atlantic.
“After vetting a number of very talented Affiliate Program Management Agencies, we are excited to launch Network Solutions’ UK Affiliate Program under the guidance of Azam Marketing company,” said Zach Boisi, principal of affiliate sales and marketing for Network Solutions. “We ultimately selected Azam due to the affiliate expertise of the agency’s founder, Nadeem Azam, and the experience of his talented account management staff. They are an extremely savvy group with a track record of helping new and existing affiliate programs grown in the UK.”
New UK oriented program allows all affiliates to promote a wide range of different web hosting services including domain registration for various tld, web site hosting, web design and different e-commerce solutions, web site security, and email solutions.
Network Solutions web hosting company is also making available a range of targeted links, attractive banners and tools, along with 24 hour publisher support, to ensure the campaign is a success. Affiliates can earn commissions of up to $144 USD per sale.
Headquartered in Virginia, company manages over 7 million domain names in different tld zones, over 1.5 million email accounts, and more than 350,000 web sites for clients over the world.
FindMyHost.com awarded Network Solutions® the August 2010 Editor’s Choice Award for business web hosting. Network Solutions web hosting packages received an “A” for sales process, customer support, package features and usability.
Greatresponder.com – 2010-08-05 – Web hosting directory and review site, FindMyHost.com, released its 2010 Editor’s Choice Awards for August. Network Solutions® was the winner in the business hosting category. Editors at FindMyHost.com reviewed Network Solutions web hosting packages and gave an “A” grade for the sales process, customer support, package features and usability.
After testing the three methods for customer support (email, trouble ticket and phone), the editors preferred the phone method; however they found that all three contact points were met with great response and resolution times. They also found Network Solutions sales associates to be helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
To determine which package meets the needs of a particular business, the web hosting solutions are featured on Network Solutions’ website in a way that makes it easy to compare what’s included and how they can be effectively implemented into a business. In particular, the editors like the ability to review the features included within each web hosting package and found each provided businesses everything needed to create a successful online presence.
The editors also found the Network Solutions website easy to navigate and the “about us” section provided good information about the company.
About Network Solutions:
Network Solutions provides small businesses with the tools and resources to start, grow and manage their companies online. Network Solutions leverages more than 30 years of pioneering experience to help businesses thrive in an increasingly digital world. To ensure our customers’ success, we support them with outstanding customer service and solutions that are simple, innovative and reliable. Additional information can be found at www.about.networksolutions.com.