Endurance International Group

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Endurance International Group, Inc.
Industry Web hosting, domain registration
Predecessor BizLand
Founded 1997
Founder Hari Ravichandran
Headquarters Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Number of locations
Key people
Hari Ravichandran
Products 54+ brands
Services Web services
Website www.enduranceinternational.com

Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG), formerly BizLand,[1] is a Web hosting company.[2] The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts,[1] managing over 3.8 million customers. It achieved its size by acquiring a large number of smaller companies, which it continues to operate under the original brand names.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8][9] In 2011, Endurance was bought from Accel-KKR by Warburg Pincus and GS Capital Partners, for around $975 million.[10][11] The company went public in October 2013. [12]

Privacy incident and network lapse[edit]

American citizen Anthony Chai filed a lawsuit against Netfirms on August 24, 2011, alleging Netfirms disclosed his IP address and email to the government of Thailand after Chai posted comments on a website hosted by Netfirms.[13][14]

In April 2014, a major network issue at the data center in Provo, Utah,[15] affected customers of Bluehost, HostMonster and JustHost, and took down many of the dedicated servers owned by HostGator customers.[16][17][18][19] Bluehost uses VOIP for customer support and was unable to respond to phone calls because of the network outage at its datacenter.[20]

Brands Owned by EIG[edit]

The company owns and operates numerous other hosting businesses, with shared support information and support agents[citation needed]. These include:


Endurance International Group-owned Fatcow is a partner of Tucows, Inc.[45] As such, Fatcow is partner to a registrar (Tucows, Inc) which registers illegal websites (with flagship rogue Internet pharmacy bestkenko.com).[46] The rogue network has operated since at least 2012.[47]

Endurance International Group-owned BigRock is a registrar that continuously keeps spam domains registered at a rate that places BigRock in the upper percentage of registrars of recurring spam domain names.[48]


  1. ^ a b c d e The Endurance International Group, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved April 12, 2011
  2. ^ WebHosting.info. Retrieved April 12, 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rich Miller, IPOWER, Endurance International Announce Merger, NetCraft, May 9, 2007
  4. ^ Justhost. Retrieved June 9, 2011
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Better Business Bureau website. Retrieved August 18, 2012
  6. ^ Donn Edwards, About the Endurance International Group (EIG), April 24, 2010
  7. ^ Netfirms Acquired by Endurance International Group, Web Hosting Hero, March 7, 2011
  8. ^ a b c NECN.com, Koch Industries sues over bogus website, release, Jan. 5, 2011
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an Insights and Rants: About the Endurance International Group (EIG)
  10. ^ Demos, Telis. "Web Hoster Endurance International Preps for IPO". WSJ. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Eagle, Liam (8 November 2011). "Accel-KKR Group Sells Web Hosting Giant Endurance International for $1 Billion". iNet. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/company/endurance-international-group-holdings-inc-409100-73448
  13. ^ Sledge, Matt. "Anthony Chai Lawsuit Against Netfirms.com Involves Interrogation At LAX McDonald's By Thai Police". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  14. ^ http://robinlea.com/pub/chai_complaint.pdf
  15. ^ Fatcow, Web Hosting Rates, 2014, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  16. ^ Warren, Christina. "Bluehost, HostGator and HostMonster Go Down". Mashable. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bluehost, HostMonster, And HostGator Websites Go Down Following Maintenance Issue". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Miller, Rich. "Major Outage for BlueHost, HostGator, HostMonster". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  19. ^ http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/network-issues-cause-hostgator-provo-data-center-outage
  20. ^ "Bluehost's official twitter response to phone outage". 
  21. ^ http://ir.endurance.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=880160, Accessed 4 November 2014
  22. ^ a b http://www.enduranceinternational.com/our-company/our-brands
  23. ^ http://www.lowhosting.com/a-small-orange-review/
  24. ^ BigRock Management, see note about ownership
  25. ^ a b Endurance International Group (EIG) is Buying HostGator | Cast-Iron Hosting Review | Web Hosting
  26. ^ Open Source Drives Small Business - Linux and Open Source - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
  27. ^ https://www.hostingkingdom.com/blog/endurance-international-group/, see Notable Acquisitions
  28. ^ http://www.enduranceinternational.com/press/press-releases/endurance-international-group-expands-in-india-and-beyond-completes-directi-acquisition-extending-international-reach
  29. ^ a b Endurance International Group to Purchase Intuit Websites Business - MarketWatch
  30. ^ http://hostclear.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  31. ^ Server.fm: The world's largest web host
  32. ^ http://www.sharedwebhostingcomparison.com/hostnine-eig/
  33. ^ BlueHost vs HostMonster - They Are The SAME Company!
  34. ^ a b "Intuit Websites Acquired by Endurance International". THN News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  35. ^ JustHost Company Bio | Web Hosting Review Zone
  36. ^ http://logicboxes.com, see note about merge with Directi
  37. ^ Nord, Brady. "We have been acquired. The future has a lot of MOJO!". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  38. ^ Endurance International | Questions about the Netfirms Transition?
  39. ^ NEXX Trademark of Nexx Online, Inc. - Registration Number 2966779 - Serial Number 78373756 :: Justia Trademarks
  40. ^ http://resellerclub.com, see note about merge with Directi
  41. ^ About SEO Hosting « HostGator.com Support Portal
  42. ^ http://seohosting.com
  43. ^ http://supergreenhosting.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  44. ^ http://webhosting.info, see note about merge with Directi
  45. ^ "Configuring: Receiving legitimate correspondence with enabled Domain Privacy". fatcow.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  46. ^ "My Twitter Spat With a Russian Rogue Internet Pharmacy Operator". legitscript.com. 18 January 2015. 
  47. ^ "Rogue pharmacies identified 10/8-10/12". legitscript.com. 16 October 2012. 
  48. ^ "Abused/Abusive Registrar List - RSS Feeds". uribl.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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