Hosting Industry News Briefing for 04/07/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 04/07/06 Approves Shareholder Resolutions, a provider of hosting solutions, published the results of their annual shareholder meeting and approved three shareholder resolutions. These resolutions include the election the following people to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors: Jack Balousek, Pat Crecine, Efrem Gerszberg, Seymour Holtzman, Alex Kazerani, Bob Lee, Robert Slezak, and Jeffrey M. Stibel, the company’s 2006 Equity Incentive Plan, which reserves one million shares of the company’s common stock for issuance under the plan and a proposal to increase the company’s authorized shares of common stock by five million shares, bringing the total number of authorized shares to 26 million.

During the meeting, the new executive vice president of, Joseph Newcomb announced that he will not be taking a salary until the company becomes profitable. However, Mr. Newcomb did receive an award of company shares as compensation.

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Dotster Offers Reduced .EU Domain Extensions

Dotster, a provider of domain name registration services, announced today that they are providing .EU domain extensions at a reduced price. The new price of $1.49 per domain will last until April 13th.

According to the company, a domain holder must meet the following requirements in order to register a .EU extension: eligibility for a .eu domain name includes undertakings having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European community; organizations established within the European community without prejudice to the application of national law; and natural persons resident within the European community.

“Dotster is proud to offer the .eu domain name to its customers at such a reduced rate,” states George DeCarlo, Vice President of Marketing, Dotster, Inc. “We are delighted that the .eu domain name is about to launch and pave the way for millions of new websites.”

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ThePlanet Adds New Servers

ThePlanet, a shared hosting company, announced today that they have added a new line of Penguin Servers to their current line-up. This new addition will significantly increase’s server abilities and should provide customers of the company with a higher level of service.

“Penguin servers are designed and custom built for high volume dedicated hosting environments like ours,” says Julia Morgan, vice president of sales and marketing for The Planet. “And because the servers were pre-integrated by Penguin’s experts, we can deliver increased reliability through a superior quality control process.”

Over the past 18 months, ThePlanet has continually expanded their data center, which now exceeds 200,000 square feet.

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Infrenion Announces New Hosting Plans

Infrenion, provider of hosting services, announced today that they are now providing several new hosting packages. These packages, according to the company, provide their customers with everything they need to set-up a site, from start to finish.

Some of the upgrades include RVSkin, Fantastico add-ons, a control panel with support for 20 languages, and support for MySQL, Perl and PHP 5. In addition, Infrenion is now offering Windows 2003 based hosting plans.

“We are looking at to serve our customers with the best,” says Lea S, Infrenion, director of customer service. “With the launch of Windows shared hosting, we will soon offer Windows reseller hosting at the most economical and affordable rates in the industry.”

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