Endurance International Group

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Endurance International Group, Inc.
Public
Traded as NASDAQEIGI
Industry Web hosting, domain registration
Predecessor BizLand
Founded 1997
Founder Ravi Agarwal, Hari Ravichandran
Headquarters Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Number of locations
Worldwide
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:

Controversy[edit]

Endurance International Group-owned Fatcow is a partner of Tucows, Inc, which is a registrar of illegal websites.[44][45]

Endurance International Group-owned BigRock is a registrar that continuously keeps spam domains registered at a rate that places BigRock in the top six highest percentage registrars of recurring spam domain names.[46]

References[edit]

  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 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://bigrock.in, see note about merge with Directi
  24. ^ a b Endurance International Group (EIG) is Buying HostGator | Cast-Iron Hosting Review | Web Hosting
  25. ^ Open Source Drives Small Business - Linux and Open Source - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
  26. ^ https://www.hostingkingdom.com/blog/endurance-international-group/, see Notable Acquisitions
  27. ^ http://www.enduranceinternational.com/press/press-releases/endurance-international-group-expands-in-india-and-beyond-completes-directi-acquisition-extending-international-reach
  28. ^ a b Endurance International Group to Purchase Intuit Websites Business - MarketWatch
  29. ^ http://hostclear.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  30. ^ Server.fm: The world's largest web host
  31. ^ http://www.sharedwebhostingcomparison.com/hostnine-eig/
  32. ^ BlueHost vs HostMonster - They Are The SAME Company!
  33. ^ a b "Intuit Websites Acquired by Endurance International". THN News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  34. ^ JustHost Company Bio | Web Hosting Review Zone
  35. ^ http://logicboxes.com, see note about merge with Directi
  36. ^ Nord, Brady. "We have been acquired. The future has a lot of MOJO!". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  37. ^ Endurance International | Questions about the Netfirms Transition?
  38. ^ NEXX Trademark of Nexx Online, Inc. - Registration Number 2966779 - Serial Number 78373756 :: Justia Trademarks
  39. ^ http://resellerclub.com, see note about merge with Directi
  40. ^ About SEO Hosting « HostGator.com Support Portal
  41. ^ http://seohosting.com
  42. ^ http://supergreenhosting.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  43. ^ http://webhosting.info, see note about merge with Directi
  44. ^ "My Twitter Spat With a Russian Rogue Internet Pharmacy Operator". legitscript.com. 18 January 2015. 
  45. ^ "Configuring: Receiving legitimate correspondence with enabled Domain Privacy". fatcow.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  46. ^ "Abused/Abusive Registrar List - RSS Feeds". fatcow.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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