Web.com has bought Register.com for $135 million, $20 million of which will be paid in cash. There are 800,000 subscribers in Register.com which means that Web.com’s subscriber base would increase by more than 400%. Register.com has provided global domain name registration and website services for over a decade.
The acquisition of a premium domain name has one web services provider looking to extend its offerings in a big way, helping to pave the way for more user-friendly technical offerings in the world of often confusing but always necessary domain name services (DNS).
This week’s stories range from the taking down of one of the largest botnet infections in history to the coming auction and interesting history of one of the web’s premier domain names.
SunGard Availability Services announced it has purchased Dublin-based cloud computing and data center operator Hosting 365. The company has two secure data centers, and it was also recently named Ireland’s 25th fastest growing company in the technology field. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
CA is getting into cloud computing game. The company says it will acquire 3Tera, a privately-held company that recently launched Certified Cloud Operator and Certified Cloud Architect programs. 3Tera has over 80 enterprise and service provider customers. The company helps its customers maintain full control of cloud computing environments while provisioning and deploying. Among other […]
Bankrupt data storage company Exanet will be acquired by Dell. The company went into receivership last month and acquisition rumor started at that time. The headquarters of Exanet is located in Israel and this deal will provide Dell its first R&D center in that location. The company also has offices in Europe and Japan.
Reuters news agency reports that search engine company Yahoo! has pulled the plug on the sale of its Small Business division that offers domain registration and web hosting services. The report points at high asking price as the reason for company’s decision. In the meantime, Yahoo! has reached an agreement to sell its HotJobs website […]
Singapore-based ISP Skydio has been acquired by Webvisions, a company with more than 100,000 accounts by Webvisions in Oceania and Asia-Pacific. Skydio provides data center, managed servers and web hosting among its range of services. This deal would contribute over $1.9 million to Webvisions’ annual revenue.
Oracle has completed the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. As a result of this deal, close to 2,000 people will be laid off (out of approximately 28,000 working around the world). Most experts believe the deal will provide Oracle with an edge in the information systems market.
Netfirms customers are now able to purchase SSL certificates. For as low as $20 per year, the company will automatically apply the certificate on a customer’s site after he or she fill out a form related to his or her domain name. The purchasing process is easily arranged through user control panel.