Endurance International Group

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Endurance International Group, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQEIGI
Industry Web hosting, domain registration
Predecessor(s) BizLand
Founded 1997
Founder(s) 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 one of the world's largest website hosting companies.[2] The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts,[1] managing over 2.9 million customers and 10 million domains.[3] It achieved its size by acquiring a large number of smaller hosts, which it continues to operate under the original names.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9][10] In 2011, Endurance was bought from Accel-KKR by Warburg Pincus and GS Capital Partners, for around $975 million.[11] [12]

Companies under EIG[edit]

Controversies[edit]

Privacy issues[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.[34] [35]

August 2013 blackout[edit]

During the morning of August 2, 2013 the data center in Provo, Utah,[36] experienced unexpected issues that affected customers of Bluehost, HostMonster and JustHost, and took down many of the dedicated servers owned by HostGator customers.[37] [38] [39] [40][dead link] The company was unable to respond to most phone calls because of the network outage at Bluehost's datacenter.[41]

December 2013 blackout[edit]

During the afternoon of December 31, 2013, the data center in Provo, Utah, experienced unexpected issues that affected customers of HostGator [42] Company websites and Company phone services.[43]

April 2014 blackout[edit]

During the afternoon of April 16, 2014, the data center in Provo, Utah experienced a networking issue in some server clusters that affected some VPS, Dedicated and Shared server customers of iPage, Hostgator, Justhost, Hostmonster, and Bluehost. The outage began at approximately 11:00 AM PST, affecting not only dedicated servers but also email delivery. As of 10AM PST on April 17, the problem was resolved for most users, but not for all. Users of dedicated servers were still finding it necessary to contact support to have remaining IP address problems corrected. [44][45] [17]

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 Endurance International Group to Purchase Intuit Websites Business - MarketWatch
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rich Miller, IPOWER, Endurance International Announce Merger, NetCraft, May 9, 2007
  5. ^ Justhost. Retrieved June 9, 2011
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Donn Edwards, About the Endurance International Group (EIG), April 24, 2010
  8. ^ Netfirms Acquired by Endurance International Group, Web Hosting Hero, March 7, 2011
  9. ^ a b c NECN.com, Koch Industries sues over bogus website, release, Jan. 5, 2011
  10. ^ 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)
  11. ^ Demos, Telis. "Web Hoster Endurance International Preps for IPO". WSJ. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Eagle, Liam (08 November 2011). "Accel-KKR Group Sells Web Hosting Giant Endurance International for $1 Billion". iNet. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.enduranceinternational.com/endurance/index.html
  14. ^ a b Endurance International Group (EIG) is Buying HostGator | Cast-Iron Hosting Review | Web Hosting
  15. ^ Open Source Drives Small Business - Linux and Open Source - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
  16. ^ http://nishantsoni.in/hostgator-sold-to-eig.html/
  17. ^ a b Fatcow web Hosting, Web Hosting Jams, 2014, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  18. ^ http://hostclear.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  19. ^ Server.fm: The world's largest web host
  20. ^ BlueHost vs HostMonster - They Are The SAME Company!
  21. ^ a b "Intuit Websites Acquired by Endurance International". THN News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  22. ^ JustHost Company Bio | Web Hosting Review Zone
  23. ^ Nord, Brady. "We have been acquired. The future has a lot of MOJO!". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  24. ^ Endurance International | Questions about the Netfirms Transition?
  25. ^ NEXX Trademark of Nexx Online, Inc. - Registration Number 2966779 - Serial Number 78373756 :: Justia Trademarks
  26. ^ About SEO Hosting « HostGator.com Support Portal
  27. ^ http://seohosting.com
  28. ^ http://supergreenhosting.com, see note about merge with JustHost
  29. ^ http://www.enduranceinternational.com/press/press-releases/endurance-international-group-expands-in-india-and-beyond-completes-directi-acquisition-extending-international-reach
  30. ^ http://resellerclub.com, see note about merge with Directi
  31. ^ http://bigrock.in, see note about merge with Directi
  32. ^ http://logicboxes.com, see note about merge with Directi
  33. ^ http://webhosting.info, see note about merge with Directi
  34. ^ Sledge, Matt. "Anthony Chai Lawsuit Against Netfirms.com Involves Interrogation At LAX McDonald's By Thai Police". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  35. ^ http://robinlea.com/pub/chai_complaint.pdf
  36. ^ Fatcow, Web Hosting Rates, 2014, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  37. ^ Warren, Christina. "Bluehost, HostGator and HostMonster Go Down". Mashable. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  38. ^ "Bluehost, HostMonster, And HostGator Websites Go Down Following Maintenance Issue". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  39. ^ Miller, Rich. "Major Outage for BlueHost, HostGator, HostMonster". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  40. ^ http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/network-issues-cause-hostgator-provo-data-center-outage
  41. ^ "Bluehost's official twitter response to phone outage". 
  42. ^ "Network Outage:: Multiple Servers". Hostgator. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  43. ^ "Endurance Response official outage blog". 
  44. ^ "Network Outage: Provo". Hostgator. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  45. ^ "Problems at Bluehost". downdetector.com. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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