Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/10/2006
Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/10/2006
Grand Canyon Domains, a provider of discount domain name registration and hosting services, announced today that they are now offering the customer Webmail 4.0. The new mail client allows users to utilize drag-and-drop mail management tools, provides more disk space and comes with several anti-spam and anti-virus tools.
“I use the new email system every day.” said Chris Nicholas, President of Grand Canyon Domains. “The new features, including the preview and easy drag and drop, make it one of the best email systems available on the web. And, when you buy a domain name from us, we include the online email access free.”
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Moniker.com, a management company for domain names, announced that they sold $2 million worth of domain names in under three hours. According to the company, just 50 domains were sold, including: Sex.net at $450,000, a largest ‘.net’ domain sale ever, cd.com for $275,000, POS.com at $250,000, WaterfrontProperty.com at $80,000 while Programmer.com for $65,000.
The auction was held at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2006 conference, in Las Vegas, just last week.
“These domain sales are further proof that quality domain names have real value – just like real estate,” said Monte Cahn, CEO of Moniker.com. “The domain industry is experiencing hyper growth as companies recognize the value and importance of building and protecting the domains core to their brands and their businesses.”
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Installatron, a provider of auto-install scripts, announced that they are now providing Soholaunch Pro in their script portfolio. According to the company, any web host that offers Installatron will now be able to offer their customers an easy one-click installation of the popular online site builder.
The makers of Soholaunch Pro recently announced that their popular application would now be offered for free, but users can upgrade to a paid license for even more functionality.
“Installatron is eager to include Soholaunch as one of several popular commercial Web tools capable of being installed to domains at the click of a button,” says Rowan Crawford, co-founder of Installatron. “Soholaunch’s feature-rich Web site builder and management system will prove valuable to Installatron licensees and Soholaunch’s efforts to make the product installation as easy as possible for Installatron hosts are greatly appreciated.”
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ASPWebhosting.com, a provider of NT hosting solutions, announced today that they have selected Peak 10 as their new data center. Peak 10 will begin supplying ASPWebhosting.com with colocation services, and custom managed services at their Kentucky facility.
“Over the past six years, we have worked hard as an organization to become an industry leader,” said David Kopacz, Chief Technology Officer of ASPwebhosting.com. “We provide excellent services, guaranteed performance and maximum uptime.”
“ASPwebhosting recognized the need for a proactive and responsive colocation and managed services partner to fuel the continued growth of their organization,” said Don Esterle, Vice President and General Manager of Peak 10, Louisville. “Peak 10 has invested heavily in building an organization that delivers world class data center solutions built from secure and reliable infrastructure and dedicated and talented employees.”
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Posted on 05/9/06 10:41 PM
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