January 2018 Archives

BOSTON, Mass. – Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, and Donuts, the global leader in high-quality, new top-level domains such as .AGENCY, .LIVE, .TODAY, .CHAT and hundreds more, today announced that Donuts’ platinum (reserved, super-premium) domain name inventory is now featured on the SedoMLS network, the web’s largest domain distribution network powered by Sedo. With this collaboration, Sedo customers and SedoMLS distribution partners now gain access to previously unavailable platinum inventory from Donuts’ more than 200 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) extensions, such as bitcoin.money, fake.news, credit.repair and clean.energy.

In addition to supporting Donuts Platinum domains within the SedoMLS network, Sedo has also launched support for domains carrying a premium renewal fee. All registrants of domains that carry premium renewals can now list their domains for sale via the SedoMLS network and immediately get widespread distribution, and liquidity, thru their network of registrar partners.


Before launching on the SedoMLS network, some recent Donuts platinum sales via Sedo include:

super.market – $25,000
black.market – $30,000
tv.show – $35,000
the.news – $50,000

“We’ve already had great traction with Sedo, which is why we think SedoMLS is an ideal platform for providing buyers access to our platinum inventory of names,” said Matt Overman, senior vice president of sales, Donuts Inc. “Collaboration with Sedo and their huge network of registrar partners means more eyes on these domains, which we hope will drive greater awareness and more sales of our platinum inventory.”

“We’re excited to offer the Donuts platinum inventory and to showcase our support of tiered pricing, which is now available to all participating SedoMLS registrars and our distribution partners. This is a win-win-win for registries, buyers, sellers and domainers alike,” said Tobias Flaitz, chief executive officer, Sedo. “We believe Sedo is the only provider to offer these services and with Donuts being an industry leader in making its inventory more readily available, this paves the path for other registries to come on board in this capacity, too.”

Equally important, via Sedo’s make-offer bidding platform, buyers will now be able to negotiate the domain sales and renewal price. Sedo’s brokers will directly support these negotiations.

Every second domain transaction globally is handled by Sedo. To learn why more than two million customers are benefiting from trading over 19 million listed domains, check out our solutions to learn more or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn as well as in the upcoming Sedo Partner newsletter.

About Sedo
Sedo, headquartered in Cologne (Germany) with an office in Boston (USA), is the world’s leading domain trading platform with more than 2 million customers and 19 million domains listed for sale. Sedo offers buyers and sellers a full suite of domain-related services, such as domain traffic monetization, auctions, appraisals, transfers as well as marketing and promotional campaigns. The SedoMLS Promotion Network is the largest domain distribution network, with 670 partners, including international top registrars. It supports more TLDs than any other domain distribution network.

About Donuts
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new top-level domains, and offers a wide variety of clear and meaningful names for use as business identifiers (such as .ltd, .company), navigation (such as .careers, .support), in vertical markets (such as .photography, .cafe, or .builders) or in broad-based generics (such as .life, .world or .live). Donuts provides its registrar/reseller customers with innovative services for the discovery, registration, usage and monetization of high-quality domain names. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Donuts, the registrar Name.com is one of the most admired brands in the industry. Donuts’ headquarters are in Kirkland, WA; it has offices in Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Dublin, Ireland and Beijing, China.

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Montreal, Canada – WorldPosta is pleased to reveal that the company’s efficient cloud based business email service is now receiving an encouraging response from a rapidly expanding global clientele. This technology startup has already been instrumental in helping many of its clients minimize cost and administrative hassles related to business communication by hosting their e-mail data in cloud. With a plethora of advanced features, WorldPosta cloud email service is available for a price of just $2/month.

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, email has emerged as the most preferred alternative for business communication. At present, there are over 4.3 billion email accounts and 2.6 billion email users around the world. Experts suggest that this figure is expected to grow further by 26% within the year 2019. A very high percentage of these users are now opting to shift from the traditional email services to cloud email to enjoy additional benefits such as the ability to work from anywhere, lower capital investment, improved data backup and recovery, less downtime, and higher scalability and flexibility.


WorldPosta mentions that their cloud email service has been designed to boost the daily operations of a business by offering numerous useful features.

  • Reduces cost and eliminates the daily administrations headache that comes with an on-premise solution
  • Offers high server availability because of integration with Amazon AWS. With availability zones located in 35 points around the world, users are guaranteed of quick access.
  • Maximum deliverability for a business mail service.
  • Available in all countries around the world.
  • Every user receives a 200GB mailbox and can send up to 35 MB in attachments.
  • Mailboxes are available anytime and anywhere.
  • Fully active real synchronization between all devices: Outlook application on desktop and smart phones, and Outlook Web App.
  • Recovery of deleted sensitive data items within 356 days, and 60 days for the permanently-deleted items.
  • Advanced security features such as built-in anti spam, end-to-end encryption, and intelligent anti-spam filter and antivirus
  • 24/7 technical support

“We are an international training center and consultation services with offices operating in several countries all over the world. As our staffs around the world send and receive messages internally and from our customers and partners everywhere, we need a reliable service with features to support our daily workload,” said a senior spokesperson representing one of WorldPosta’s recent clients. “Before switching to WorldPosta business cloud email, our systems were overwhelmed with unwanted messages and our staffs had to waste time deleting them. Spam and malware messages will do serious harm to our systems, but the level of WorldPosta security helped us to reduce the threats by 90%. Thanks to WorldPosta, our staffs are now capable of accessing data anytime and anywhere. Also, the data is synchronized across all devices.”

To find out more about WorldPosta and their cloud email hosting solution, please visit http://www.worldposta.com/

About WorldPosta
WorldPosta is a cloud-based mail service designed specifically for businesses. The service built to provide a powerful and stable email service to help organizations streamline their overall business operations. More and more businesses around the world are now relying on WorldPosta for a cost efficient, safe, and hassle-free business communication system.

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ATLANTA, GA – Total Server Solutions Fuels Growth With Investment Capital and the Acquisition of managed service provider ZeroLag Communications

Combination enhances services offerings to customers while providing growth opportunities in multiple markets


Total Server Solutions, an industry leader in Managed IaaS announced that it has raised $23MM in equity and debt from Layer 7 Capital and J.P. Morgan Chase for acquisition finance and growth capital within the business. The target company in the transaction being ZeroLag Communications, a provider of optimized managed hosting solutions has now joined the Total Server Solutions family.

For over 17 years, ZeroLag has provided customers with superior hosting services featuring a unique combination of technical expertise and highly scalable solutions. ZeroLag has designed reference architectures for all the stacks Total Server Solutions supports ensuring the best possible performance, security, and scalability for Total Server Solutions customer’s environments. The acquisition of ZeroLag not only adds a wide variety of new products and services to Total Server Solutions core infrastructure, but also allows Total Server Solutions to leverage coveted partnerships in emerging markets such as Dell, NTT, Veeam, Vmware, and Magento amongst several others. With the acquisition, Total Server Solutions gains a third Los Angeles, CA data center footprint, a backup facility in Austin, TX, and a DR site in Charlotte, NC. They also have now more than doubled their headcount in tech, sales, and development staff across the country.

“Our acquisition of ZeroLag expands our product suite, talent pool and provides a tremendous path forward to leverage both existing Total Server Solutions & ZeroLag customer bases,” said Gary Simat, CEO of Total Server Solutions. “Furthermore, alongside the company’s new financial partners comes increased scale, which enables TSS take on much larger, and more complex projects. This is only one of many large announcements that will be seen from TSS this year. We are coming.”

“ZeroLag has been an innovator in the proactive managed services space for 17 years and through organic growth became a well-known player in the industry,” said Greg Strelzoff, founder and CEO of ZeroLag. “Total Server Solutions fills in critical gaps to the ZeroLag solution space, such as having compute facilities globally. There are incredible synergies between the two companies and together the two groups will have significant accretive forces on each other.”

Steve Lee of Layer 7 Capital, formerly of The Bank Street Group, served as financial advisor to Total Server Solutions. DLA Piper, a leading global law firm spanning more than 40 countries, was counsel to Total Server Solutions in connection with the transaction. DH Capital served as sell side advisor to ZeroLag Communications.

About Total Server Solutions
Founded in 2005, Total Server Solutions provides managed services, high performance infrastructure, and custom solutions to individuals and businesses in a wide array of industries. Our customers range from financial institutions, to advertising platform operators, hosting providers, and telecom companies. We’re also trusted by educational institutions and government agencies in keeping their data on-line and available. Total Server Solutions has the singular mission of providing its’ customers with the finest hosted services and the most robust infrastructure available anywhere across the globe. Our dedicated team of technical experts are always working to find the best, most effective ways to serve you and provide solutions to help you to meet whatever your challenges may be.

About ZeroLag Communications
ZeroLag Communications offers custom-engineered & optimized hosting environments. They deliver superior performance, reliability, and security, ensuring the best possible user experience for their online customers priding themselves in understanding your business challenges and providing simply the best solutions and support in the hosting industry.

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BOSTON and BATON ROUGE, La. – GlobalSign, a leading provider of identity and security solutions, today announced a partnership with loan software provider DocuFirst. The collaboration enables DocuFirst to deliver trusted digital signature capabilities to its customers through GlobalSign’s new Digital Signing service. By integrating the Digital Signing Service, DocuFirst can offer digital signatures directly through its application with zero development or investment needed and no burden placed on end customers.

The ability for DocuFirst to include digital signatures as part of its offering is especially important since its client base, which includes residential and commercial lending and mortgage firms, relies heavily on forms and signature collection to complete transactions. Bringing the signing process online significantly reduces the costs and resources associated with paper forms and signatures, and greatly increases document workflow efficiency and transparency. Knowing its customers would require signatures at least as secure and trusted as wet ink, if not more so, and taking into account the latest electronic signature requirements from industry groups like the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Fannie Mae, DocuFirst sought a PKI-based digital signature solution.


“Using GlobalSign’s new Digital Signing Service was an easy choice. It provides everything we need to deploy digital signatures into our application with one simple integration,” said Randall Nachman, founder, DocuFirst. “We have been searching for a way to make it easy for our customers to take the signing process online without sacrificing security and trust. By integrating digital signatures into our offering, we can provide an end-to-end workflow with signing processes even more secure than wet ink, thanks to the underlying cryptography, identity validation, and timestamping of GlobalSign’s solution.”

Highly Scalable, Cloud-based API-Driven Digital Signing Service

Announced in June, 2017, and now in production, GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service makes publicly trusted digital signatures more accessible by integrating them directly into document workflow solutions while lowering barriers such as cost, maintenance, and internal expertise. Unlike traditional document signing products that require hardware and extensive cryptographic knowledge to source the required components, the cloud-based Digital Signing Service provides everything needed to deploy digital signatures into any application with one API call, greatly simplifying the integration process.

“GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service brings together all the cryptographic components necessary to offer the most feature-rich and collaborative digital signature service on the market today. And because there is no database of private keys to compromise or documents stored, the level of security is increased significantly,” said Nadim Farah, product manager, GlobalSign. “We are very pleased that DocuFirst has found our product critical to the growth of their business. Products like DocuFirst are ideal for our Digital Signing Service since it can be integrated with any electronic document workflow solution.”

To learn more about GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service, visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/digital-signatures/

About DocuFirst
DocuFirst is a provider of Document Management Software that helps organizations eliminate manual paper-based processes and collect digital content more efficiently. The company provides robust document management capabilities and allows businesses to collect and store data needed to fill forms, create and digitally sign those forms, and automate document indexing and workflows. All of these pieces are necessary components for 100% digital transactions. To learn more about DocuFirst, visit www.docufirst.com.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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Rzeszow, Poland – HostBill has just announced the release of the new version of its billing and automation software for web hosting industry, with a number of new modules and features included.

In 2018 edition, HostBill extended its billing functionalities by adding new billing feature: Post Paid Billing, that allows the customer to pay for the service after they have used it. Post-paid customers receive a monthly bill that reflects all the charges incurred for the previous month. Billing type and billing cycle can be set in product/service configuration and in account settings. The Post Paid billing method can be especially useful for telco industry.


HostBill 2018 features new fraud protection module: FraudLabsPro. It’s the fourth fraud protection module introduced to HostBill. The module provides the choice of over 40 elements to inspect when analyzing the transaction parameters against the fraud, such as IP address, proxy, email address, billing and shipping address, credit card, device and more. The module also uses the blacklists data and machine learning technology to improve the efficiency in detecting fraud attempts. The information provided by FraudLabsPro can be used to manually accept, decline or further review orders or set automatic block on fraudulent orders.

HostBill’s payment gateways integration portfolio was expanded and now also includes two new payment gateway integrations: Conify and CoinGate. Both payment gateways allow to accept bitcoin and other digital currencies payments. HostBill has also added support for Stripe Source for GiroPay, Alipay and P24 and support for new Gocardless authentication method.

In the new version, HostBill has also introduced the integration with Slack, that will allow to show notifications from HostBill admin area directly in the chosen Slack channel, to help admin stay well-informed about what is going on in the system. The admin can choose on which events to get alerts (new order, new ticket, new transaction etc) to be able to react quickly on each new event.

HostBill is available in 4 different editions: Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center and All-Inclusive, that differ from each other by types and number of integrations included. Each edition is white-label, host on your server solution. All editions have now been updated to include even more integrations.

The basic, Enterprise edition provides access to all core HostBill features: automated billing, hosting automation, domain management and automation, client management, help desk system, affiliate system, integration with over 85 payment gateways and over 60 domain registrars. HostBill Enterprise includes integrations with popular hosting control panels and a number of handy apps: Slack Notifications, Fraud Protection, Affiliate System, Client Geolocation, Time & Performance Tracker and more. The basic license comes with 10 support tickets included.

Cloud Edition contains all HostBill features that were developed to cover all aspects of running a successful online business and are necessary for Cloud Hosting providers. This edition includes essential cloud hosting modules such as: OnApp Cloud, OnApp CDN, OnApp DNS, cPanel, CloudStack, Plesk, OpenStack, Proxmox and many more. 2018 edition has two new modules added: DigitalOcean and Power DNS and includes 15, instead of 10 support tickets.

HostBill Data Center Edition was designed with Data Center industry in mind. Apart from core HostBill features this edition includes a range of modules created specifically for Data Center businesses to improve the efficiency in managing the infrastructure, such as Inventory Manager, Colocation Manager, IP Manager and a number of other integrations. Data Center Edition integration portfolio was extended with eight new modules: Openstack, OnApp CDN, DigitalOcean, Ahsay Backup, DCI Manager, LibreNMS, Password Manager and AD/LDAP. Also, the license now includes 20, instead of 10 support tickets.

The most powerful and most flexible HostBill All-inclusive Edition is the best value for money. This edition not only includes all available hosting modules, all available apps, all available client portals and order pages but also 100 support tickets. From now on, the All-inclusive Edition also comes with additional license for testing.

About HostBill
HostBill is a fast and efficient automation, billing, client management and support platform for online businesses. With over 500 integrations with various hosting modules, control panels, domain registrars, payment gateways, apps, plugins, order pages, client panels and more, HostBill gives Hosting, Cloud/IaaS/VPS Solutions Providers, Domain name and SSL Resellers around the globe all necessary tools to automate and manage their businesses. HostBill prouds itself in fast release cycle and regular updates that helped to build a strong community behind the product.

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MUNICH, Germany – Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that WorldStream, a leading Internet Service Provider in the Netherlands, has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to enhance resiliency of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength. WorldStream selected the ultra-high capacity, power-efficient Groove G30 solution to meet rapidly growing demand for Internet services and support resilient connectivity for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and peering capacity. The Groove G30 is a unique DCI offering that provides end-to-end connectivity with a single solution for both muxponder and Open Optical Line system applications.

WorldStream offers a wide variety of ISP and data center hosting services, as well as global connectivity. The new Coriant Groove-powered network will support 100G per wavelength of capacity using best-in-class coherent optical transmission technology, with initial deployment delivering 18*100G of capacity respectively on geographically-dispersed redundant fiber routes connecting WorldStream data center facilities.


“In this past year alone we saw a dramatic rise in customer Internet traffic that drove a need to upgrade our network infrastructure to higher speed transmission,” said Tim Vollebregt, Network Architect at WorldStream. “After evaluating our options, we selected the Coriant Groove G30 solution for its ability to cost-efficiently meet our escalating capacity demands with a best-in-class plug-and-play architecture purpose-built for pay-as-you-grow scalability and configuration flexibility. As we increasingly focus on environmentally-friendly, carrier neutral colocation services, the industry-leading power efficiencies of the Groove G30 also proved highly compelling.”

The award-winning Coriant Groove™ G30 is an innovative and highly compact 1RU modular transport solution for ISP, cloud, data center, and IXP networks that can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System (OLS) solution. Recognized for its industry-leading line system density, the Groove solution supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies.

“As we’ve learned by working closely with service providers like WorldStream, it is not just about delivering scalable and cost-efficient transport, but also ensuring uninterrupted, high quality connectivity as more and more of their customers’ business critical data traffic rides on the network,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director of Europe, Coriant.

About Coriant
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve.

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