Parent Wins Growth Award [25th June 03]
25, 2003 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Parsons Advanced
Holdings, Inc., parent of domain registrar GoDaddy.com
was recently presented with the Percent Growth Award
at the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Private 100
Advanced Holdings received the award as the Arizona-based,
privately held business with the largest percentage
of revenue growth from 2001 to 2002.
award is a testament to not only our fast growth, but
our steadfast commitment to straightforward, highly
competitive pricing and superior, around-the-clock customer
service, said Bob Parsons, president and founder
conjunction with the announcement, the company reported
that the number of new, monthly domain registrations
increased 48 percent from 105,800 to 156,500, from May
2002 to May 2003. During that time, total domains under
registration grew 125 percent, from 1,067,682 to 2,396,135.
is an ICANN accredited domain registrar. Its parent
company, Parsons Advanced Holdings, Inc. has offices
in Scottsdale, Arizona and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Google Team Up For Promotion [19th June 03]
19, 2003 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Interland
announced yesterday that it has teamed up with Google
to launch a new program designed to help small and medium-sized
businesses (SMB) increase their visibility online and
better market their products and services.
the new program, Interland customers who sign up for
the Business Solutions package will receive $50 worth
of free Google Adwords advertising. In addition to the
promotional offer, the package comes with Web hosting
services, site-building tools and services, marketing
solutions, e-mail, and 24/7 customer support.
Adwords is a pay-per-click advertising system that enables
advertisers to create and place advertisements on Google
search result pages. The ads appear when selected keywords
are entered into the Google search engine and paid for
on a per click basis.
business's Web site is only as good as the number of
visitors it receives each day," said Don Bulens,
senior vice president of Interland. "Interland
is committed to helping our customers increase online
visibility and stand out in a crowded marketplace. To
further support our customers, Interland has teamed
with Google to drive the most qualified traffic to their
to Interland, the impetus behind the new program was
businesses expressing the need for marketing services
that could help them increase their visiblity online.
is helping its SMB customers succeed online by providing
access to a cost-effective results-driven marketing
tool - Google AdWords," said Jonathan Rosenberg,
vice president, product management for Google. "By
offering a free trial of Google AdWords in its Business
Solutions package, Interland has made it easy for businesses
to drive qualified leads to their Web sites."
is an Atlanta-based Web hosting provider focused on
the SME market. Google is a privately held company focused
on search services.
Completes Acquisition of Web Hosting Firm Hostcentric
[16th June 03]
- a leading provider of Web hosting and online services
for small and medium-sized businesses , today announced
the closing of the previously announced acquisition
Wire via NewsEdge Corporation : ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June
13, 2003--Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD), a leading
provider of Web hosting and online services for small
and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced
the closing of the previously announced acquisition
of Hostcentric. In return for all the outstanding shares
of the company, Hostcentric shareholders received $3
million in cash and approximately 13.5 million shares
of Interland stock.
acquisition of the Hostcentric organization should have
an immediately positive financial impact, said Joel
J. Kocher, Interland's chief executive officer. We are
pleased to close the scale-driven acquisition chapter
of Interland's strategy with the consummation of this
attractive transaction, said Kocher.
previously announced, the acquisition of Hostcentric
will enhance Interland's scale and widen its lead in
the small-business hosting market through the addition
of tens of thousands of shared Web sites, hundreds of
dedicated servers and more than 1,000 reseller channel
partners. In addition, the combined customer base will
benefit from the continued availability of Hostcentric
services currently not offered by Interland.
customers, employees and shareholders should benefit
from joining Interland given the company's industry
leadership, strong financial position and future prospects.
We look forward to contributing to Interland's success,
said Greg McKown, Hostcentric's chief executive officer.
management plans to comment further on the positive
financial impact of this transaction during its upcoming
third-quarter fiscal year 2003 earnings announcement
and analyst conference call.
Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD) is the leading Web hosting and online
services company dedicated to helping small and medium
businesses achieve success by providing the knowledge,
services and tools to build, manage and promote businesses
online. Interland offers a wide selection of online
services, including standardized Web hosting, e-commerce,
application hosting, and Web site development, marketing
and optimization tools. For more information about Interland,
please visit http://www.interland.com.
in 2000, Hostcentric is a provider of a broad range
of Web hosting services to SME and enterprise customers.
More information about Hostcentric can be found at http://www.hostcentric.com.
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of management assumptions concerning future events and
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Sprint to Exit Web Hosting, Cut 500 Jobs [13th June
11, 2003 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Sprint (sprint.com)
confirmed month-long rumors late Tuesday by announcing
that it is exiting the Web hosting market. Shutting
down the division, which saw $60 million in revenue
for the year ending March 30, 2003, will result in 500
company said it has implemented a migration plan that
will see it transition current hosting customers to
preferred third-party providers or strategic
partners. Once the customer migration plan has been
completed, Sprint will begin phasing out operations
at eight Sprint E|Solutions Centers across the United
of hosting, including managed hosting and colocation
services will cease immediately.
to the company, the decision to exit the hosting space
reflects an ongoing evaluation of the company's
strategic direction by Sprint's new executive management
Web hosting business lost 10 cents a share on revenue
of about $60 million over a 12-month period.
priorities have clearly been articulated and include
growing top-line revenue and protecting and improving
the companys bottom line, said Howard Janzen,
president of Sprint's Global Markets Group. Those
priorities require us constantly to monitor and review
which areas make both economic and strategic sense to
pursue on behalf of customers, investors and shareholders.
is the fourth largest telecommunications company in
the United States.
Names to Operate New .la Domain Extension
9, 2003 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- The LA Names
Corporation announced today it has assumed responsibility
as the operator of the new Los Angeles Internet address,
Angeles will be the first city in the world to have
its own unique Internet address.
will offer the same functionality as a .com address
and is officially sanctioned by the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
is still a massive demand for good web addresses, and
Los Angeles is probably the most Internet-savvy city
on earth, said Gavin Aldred, president of LA Names.
For businesses operating in LA, a .la address
is much more relevant than a .com address because it
tells a potential customer not just who you are but
where you are, enabling them to find you, visit you,
and buy from you.
official .la site has been opened for pre-registration
with over 10,000 names having already been pre-registered.
RackShack Unveils cPanel, Ensim Pro Packages [13th
Texas-based dedicated Web hosting firm RackShack (www.rackshack.net)
said today it would introduce hosting packages supporting
cPanel, a popular Web-based hosting control panel, over
the next 10 days.
will deploy cPanel as an additional item," Robert Marsh,
RackShack's CEO and 'Head Surfer', told The Web Host Industry
Marsh unveiled the company's plans to several hundred users
logged in to an IRC chatroom hosted by RackShack. He also said
the company would continue to offer Ensim's WEBppliance 3.1
product at the current pricing through the end of the year,
and that Ensim WEBppliance Pro, released by Ensim last week,
would be made available as well.
am trying to provide the widest array of available hardware
and software for you to run your business at the best possible
price based upon our costs," he told the audience, which
peaked at more than 500 concurrent users during the announcement.
conjunction with the announcement, RackShack will be introducing
a $99 special on cPanel servers. "We believe that this
will be the lowest cPanel price-point in the market," he
from introducing cPanel, the company also plans to unveil a
Windows server package in May and managed services later in
the summer. "We're pretty excited," Marsh said. "We
believe the combination of these three items will definitely
place us at the forefront of the industry as a whole."
is the dedicated hosting arm of Everyones Internet,
a Texas-based ISP. RackShack currently hosts approximately
JAPAN, HP JAPAN TO CUT UNIX SERVER PRICES AGAIN [9th April
TOKYO, April 9 Asia Pulse - In a move that is expected to force
domestic computer makers to follow suit, IBM Japan Ltd. and
Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. - Asia
Asia Pulse Businesswire via NewsEdge Corporation : TOKYO, April
9 Asia Pulse - In a move that is expected to force domestic
computer makers to follow suit, IBM Japan Ltd. and Hewlett-Packard
Japan Ltd. plan to lower their prices on Unix servers this month.
firms led the way in Japan in cutting prices for commodity machines
like personal computers and PC servers, and they are now doing
the same for more advanced servers.
Japan will reduce the prices for both its p630 and p650 series
of Unix servers by an average 40-50 per cent. The price for
its inexpensive p630 models will be cut in half to 2.61 million
models equipped with 1.45GHz central processing units, IBM Japan's
products will cost more than 20 per cent less than those in
the same class offered by Sun Microsystems Inc.
Japan also began Tuesday lowering the prices on a total of 31
models of PC servers by up to 29 per cent. The series of price
cuts is aimed at encouraging consumers to switch to its brand.
Japan is also considering reducing the price of products like
its rp4705 midsize server by about 20 per cent, as it has already
done in the U.S. and Europe.