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.
The domain sex.com will be put up for an auction with a minimum bid of $1 million (which is also a reserve price). It was acquired by Escom LLC four years ago for $14 million. The company has been in default on its loan for at least 12 months according to a Reuters report. The […]
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 […]
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.
Internet Ireland has been sold by Independent News & Media to Digiweb. Internet Ireland is a company with a 15-year history, providing hosting and telecom solutions, such as managed email solutions and colocation. The staff of the acquired company is said to relocate to Digiweb’s offices in Dublin and its current customers can now access […]
Deutsche Telekom has announced its plans to acquire a European-based web hosting provider Strato for a total of $409 million. Strato has customers in six European countries and it is one of the largest web hosting companies in the continent. The current owner of Strato is Freenet and it has been looking for potential buyers […]
Equinix has acquired its rival Switch and Data. The deal, which involves both cash and stock, will strengthen Equinix position in the data center services market. As a result of this acquisition, Equinix added a million gross square feet of data center capacity to the total global footprint of the company. The expected closing date […]
Web application experience management provider Gomez has been acquired by Compuware, an application performance management software firm. The two companies will provide optimization services for business applications. The deal is expected to close in November this year.
Two California-based data centers have been acquired by a wholesale data center operator Digial Realty Trust. The company paid $44.3 million for both DCs located at 444 Toyama Drive facility in Sunnyvale and 1525 Comstock Street in Santa Clara. The size of each data center is approximately 42,000 square feet.
The online domain marketplace Sedo has purchased ParkingPanel, a domain monetizing service provider. ParkingPanel was launched three years ago and it caters primarily to individuals with large domain portfolios. ParkingPanel customers will be merged into the existing Sedo framework, according to sources, and will gain access to Sedo’s advanced monetization engine.