Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/03/2006
Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/03/2006
eNom, a provider of domain name registration services, declared today that they have been acquired by Demand Media, a new company run by the former CEO of MySpace.com.
“For eNom’s valued network of resellers and retail customers, the acquisition represents no changes to existing relationships,” assured Paul Stahura, eNom’s Founder and CEO. “We will continue to offer domain name and related services under the eNom brand, which is one of the strongest in the domain-name business. eNom’s resellers can be confident that the company will continue to build and enhance its infrastructure, enabling eNom to offer an even more robust suite of services.”
“Media companies and advertising networks are now recognizing the central role a domain name plays in bringing users to Internet properties,” added Stahura. “The added capital from Demand Media will accelerate our commitment to grow our business as an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and provider of high-quality value added services.”
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1and1.com, a popular provider of discount domain name registrations and hosting services announced today that they have formed a new partnership with Fotolia Inc. that will provide their customers with royalty-free stock images at a lower price. Images from Fotolia will now be available within 1and1.com’s control panel, and customers will be able to purchase the photos at 25% off.
“With Fotolia, we have gained a partner that will revolutionize the legal stock photography industry with their innovative business model,” says Andreas Gauger, Chairman, 1&1 Internet. “The customer pays only for the resolution that they really need from a digital picture and may use the picture as often and as long as they would like. We are offering our hosting customers easy access and financial advantages to legal and inexpensive images for their websites.”
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Upstream, a provider of content delivery services, announced today that they are now offering an unlimited live content streaming plan for their customers. For a fixed monthly fee, customers will be able to stream audio or video content to their heart’s content without worrying about per-user charges.
“UpStream Networks is pleased to offer this new plan to customers, which is unique in that it allows them to pay a fixed price without worrying about costly data transfer overage charges,” says John Keagy, president of UpStream Networks. “We may be one of the first, if not the first, to provide this service to customers. Our goal is to save customers money while providing them the fastest delivery available via our Screaming-Fast Network.”
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Boom’n Host, a provider of shared hosting services, announced that they are offering new customers the chance to win an iPod GiftPak worth over $900 just for signing up for their hosting services.
According to the company’s release, the Gift Pack includes, â€œa 4GB iPod Nano, an iPod Radio Remote, Bose QuietComfort Headphones, Bose SoundDock Music System and a iPod USB Power Adapter.â€
In order to be eligible for entry into this contest, new customers must pay for at least six month’s in advance for one of Boom’n hosting’s plans and only US or Canadian customers are eligible.
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