Web hosting Provider Web.com Buys Network Solutions

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.

Web hosting Provider Web.com Buys Network Solutions
Web hosting Provider Web.com Buys Network Solutions

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.

Web Hosting Company Web.com Launches Mobile Website Service

Web.com web hosting company announced that it has launched user friendly and in same time very advanced new tool to enable any businesses to create mobile oriented websites in easy manner.

Web Hosting Company Web.com Launches Mobile Website Service
Web Hosting Company Web.com Launches mobile Website Service

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-21 – Web.com web hosting company announced that it has launched user friendly and in same time very advanced new tool to enable any businesses to create mobile oriented websites in easy manner.

“We’re committed to helping small businesses capitalize on the growing mobile opportunity,” said David L. Brown, chairman and CEO of Web.com. “Our solution provides a simple, call-to-action interface for those engaging in local search, and frees small businesses from having to create and maintain one website for typical internet users and a separate site just for mobile users.”

Referring to the press release of Web.com web hosting company, Mobile Website detects when Internet-activated mobile devices are visiting a website and then redirects the user to “mobile oriented, icon-based views” of key and summarized information such as directions, contact information including detailed location with map and office hours of operation.

This mobile service automatically generates the mobile oriented web site from existing web content, so that site operators do not have to hire someone to take care of this. That’s pretty automated procedure.

New Web.com’s mobile Website service is an extremely useful tool for web hosting services as it gives them another value-added feature that helps to differentiate themselves among other competitors.

And with the growing market of mobiles devices such as smartphones, all web hosting providers must continue to offer these kinds of services to their clients to meet actual needs of businesses.

The website’s media content such as images, banners, logos, and entire content are seamlessly converted into a mobile web view designed for small screens used in most mobile devices and smartphones.

Information is displayed in a friendly, icon based web interface that loads faster than original web content.

Web.com web hosting is now offering this Mobile Website solution to its new and renewing domain name clients through its subsidiary Register.com, that was acquired approximately a year ago.

This Mobile Website product was developed in close cooperation with authoritative Internet infrastructure services provider Verisign.