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Easynet was a managed service provider and delivered integrated networks, hosting and unified communications services to organisations globally.

The company was headquartered in United Kingdom, and had offices throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, and the US.


Pioneering Internet Service Provider Easynet released its first sign-up disks in 1994

Founded in 1994, by David Rowe and Keith Teare. In their heyday, Easynet was a much loved and pioneering ISP. Easynet was purchased and owned by British Sky Broadcasting, from 2006 to 2010. Under Sky, much of the original innovation was lost, but the brand continued. In 2010, Easynet then announced its sale from BSkyB (Sky) to Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.[1]

In October 2015, Easynet was acquired by Interoute, recognised as a leader in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting.[2]


Dynablock is a name which was used by Easynet from 2001 to 2003 for their Dialup Users List DNSBL of Internet addresses that appeared to be assigned dynamically, i.e. to dialup and residential broadband users.

Updates of Dynablock stopped December 2003 but it became the basis for NJABL and SORBS own dynamic IP lists. The dynamic list parts of NJABL and SORBS have been developed independently since then, with NJABL using the 'dynablock' name for their list. In early 2007, NJABL passed their data along to The Spamhaus Project,[3] for using in their PBL[4] service.


  1. ^ Jackson, Mark. "UK ISP Easynet Global and BSkyB Agree Sale to Lloyds Development Capital − ISPreview UK News". www.ispreview.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ "Interoute buys Easynet for £402 million". Business Cloud News. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  3. ^ http://www.njabl.org/dynablock.html
  4. ^ "The Spamhaus Project - PBL". www.spamhaus.org.

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